Abortion Advocates Giuliani, Obama Lead in New Hampshire, South Carolina

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 1, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Advocates Giuliani, Obama Lead in New Hampshire, South Carolina

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
August 1,

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — New polls in the states of New Hampshire and South Carolina have abortion advocates Rudy Giuliani and Barack Obama ahead. Conducted by American Research Group, the surveys show the abortion advocates with slight leads over top rivals for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president.

In New Hampshire, ARG has Obama doubling his support over the past two months and now in a dead heat with pro-abortion Sen. Hillary Clinton.

Obama moved from 25 percent in June to 31 points while Clinton dropped three to 31 percent as well. Former Sen. John Edwards was third at 14 percent, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson picked up a percentage point to 7 percent and others remained at one and two percent.

O the Republican side in the Granite State, the former New York City mayor rose from 19 percent in June to 27 percent in July. That had him overtaking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who had 27 percent in the ARG poll in June but dropped one in July to 26.

The survey had McCain, whose recent campaign problems have been well-documented, dropping from the lead at 30 percent in May to 21 percent in June and to fourth place with 10 percent in July.

Likely candidate Fred Thompson has jumped to third in New Hampshire at 13 percent non-candidate Newt Gingrich received 6 percent and Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, California Rep. Duncan Hunter, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo all received one percent.

Meanwhile, in South Carolina, Giuliani leads Republicans with 28 percent and Obama leads Democrats with 33 percent.

Among Republicans, Fred Thompson drew 27 percent and McCain placed third with 10 percent. Romney and Gingrich had 7 percent each and Huckabee and Paul had 3 percent.

After Obama, on the Democratic side, Clinton has 29 percent, Edwards is third with 18 percent, and the rest of the candidates are in low single digits.

ARG also polled in Iowa, and showed Clinton in the lead with 30 percent, Edwards at 21 percent, Obama with 15, and Richardson at 13 percent. Giuliani leads Romney 22-21 percent with McCain at 17 percent and Thompson at 13 percent.

However, those results differ somewhat from a new Research 2000 poll out today showing Romney at 25 percent, Thompson at 14, and Giulinai in third at 13 percent. MCain only polls 10 percent in that survey.

Research 2000 also has Clinton in the lead but by a smaller 28-26 percent margin over Edwards. Obama is at 22 percent, according to their poll.