by Steven Ertelt
November 28, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Two new polls of likely Republican presidential primary voters in Florida are showing vastly different results. One survey shows pro-abortion former Mayor Rudy Giuliani with a strong lead and the other shows him leading but with Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee close on his heels.
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Tuesday finds Giuliani at 38 percent in the important primary state and a whopping 21 points ahead of is nearest rival Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor has the support of 17 percent of Republicans while Arizona Sen. John McCain and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson have 11 percent each.
The CNN survey has Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor at 9 percent, and the rest of the Republican field in low single digits.
The poll differs strongly with a new Insider Advantage survey released Tuesday, perhaps because it features telephone interviews with only 300 likely primary voters and a high margin of error of 5.5 percent.
The Insider Advantage poll shows Giuliani at 26 percent with Huckabee shooting up to 17 percent from the back of the pack. McCain has the back of 13 percent of GOP voters in this Florida poll while Romney comes in at 12 percent and Thompson at 9 percent.
Another 18 percent of Florida voters are undecided in this survey.
Florida’s primary on January 29 is important in that it is the last single-state primary before Super Tuesday on February 5.
Iowa voters will head to state caucuses on January 3, Republican residents of Wyoming will caucus on January 5, New Hampshire holds the first primary on January 8 and South Carolina, Michigan and Nevada follow.
Florida is seen as an important state for Giuliani, who is no longer leading in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina.