With less than two weeks to go before South Carolina makes its choice for President, Huckabee is where he wants to be: at the top.
In a Republican Primary for President of the United States in South Carolina today, 01/07/08, twelve days to the vote, Republican Mike Huckabee is 2:1 atop challengers Mitt Romney and John McCain, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WCSC-TV Charleston and WSPA-TV Greenville.
The numbers look promising for Mike Huckabee, even better than they did in Iowa.
Today, after Iowa and before New Hampshire, it’s Huckabee 36%, Romney 19%, McCain 17%, Fred Thompson 11%, Rudolph Giuliani 9% and Ron Paul 5%.
And another Huckaboom appears to be taking place. Huck has been on the rise, once again.
Compared to a SurveyUSA tracking poll released 3 weeks ago, before Christmas and before Iowa, Huckabee is up 8 points, all other candidates are effectively flat or down. Upstate, Huckabee leads by 22. In the Midlands, he leads by 16. In the Low Country, he leads by 14.
And South Carolina voters care about the issues. That’s what’s helping Huck.
South Carolina Republicans think the next President should focus on Immigration ahead of all other issues. On Immigration, Huckabee and Romney had been tied, Huckabee now leads. Among Republicans who say the Economy is most important, Huckabee’s support has quintupled over the past 60 days and he is now 2:1 preferred over all others.
Huckabee: preferred 2:1. How’s that for a campaign slogan! Go Mike!
Update: Rasmussen agrees:
- Mike Huckabee 28% (12%)
- John McCain 21% (9%)
- Mitt Romney 15% (21%)
- Fred Thompson 11% (21%)
- Rudy Giuliani 10% (13%)
- Ron Paul 4% (8%)
- Some other candidate 2% (4%)
- Not sure 9%
Look at that! Mike more than doubled his numbers. This is surely another Huckaboom!