Press Release - Mike Huckabee Surges Nationally And In South Carolina
Little Rock, AR - Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee took the lead in a USA Today/Gallop national poll released Monday and in several recent South Carolina polls, poising him for a strong showing in the Palmetto State on January 19, 2008.
The USA Today/Gallop poll shows Huckabee has gained nine points nationally and is leading Rudy Giuliani, 25 percent - 20 percent. In South Carolina, three separate polls released in the past two days show Huckabee is ahead of his GOP rivals in the Jan. 19 South Carolina Republican Primary.
A SurveyUSA poll of likely Republican voters in South Carolina conducted January 4 - 6 for WCSC and WSPA television stations shows Huckabee now leads his closest competitor by 17 points, 36 percent -19 percent. Two additional polls of South Carolinians conducted by Rasmussen Research and Insider Advantage also put Huckabee in the lead in South Carolina. Insider Advantage shows Huckabee at 33 percent, while Rasmussen has Huckabee at 28 percent.
"We're in a great position entering the final stretch to Primary Day," said Huckabee. "I'm pleased that my optimistic message and vision for America's future is resonating throughout the Palmetto State."
Huckabee South Carolina Chairman Mike Campbell agreed: "South Carolinians, like all Americans, are looking for a President who will do the right thing regardless or political pressure, consequences, or calculations. Mike Huckabee will be that President."
"South Carolinians are motivated by the possibility of having a great man of character and integrity like Mike Huckabee in the White House. South Carolina will carry on its tradition of picking Presidents when it selects Mike Huckabee," said former Governor David Beasley, South Carolina Co-Chairman.
January 8, 2008 USA Today/Gallop National Poll, conducted Jan. 4-6:
Gallop surveyed 1,023 Likely Republican Primary Voters via telephone on January 4-6, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3%.
January 8, 2008 Insider Advantage Poll (South Carolina) conducted Jan. 7:
Insider Advantage surveyed 479 Likely Republican South Carolina Primary Voters via telephone on January 7, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4%.
January 7, 2008 Survey USA Poll for WCSC/WSPA TV (South Carolina), conducted Jan. 4-6:
Survey USA surveyed 658 Likely Republican South Carolina Primary Voters via telephone on January 4-6, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.9%.
January 7, 2008 Rasmussen Research Poll (South Carolina) conducted Jan. 6:
Rasmussen surveyed 882 Likely Republican South Carolina Primary Voters via telephone on January 6, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4%.
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Mike Huckabee, Press Release - Mike Huckabee Surges Nationally And In South Carolina Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/293671