Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Presidential Power Rankings # 44

October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween.

This is the 44th edition of the rankings for the people who want to be the 44th President, and if that person winds up being one of these Democrats, that would be very scary indeed:

1. Hillary Clinton (1)
2. Barack Obama (2)
3. John Edwards (3)
4. Chris Dodd (5)
5. Bill Richardson (4)
6. Joe Biden (6)
7. Al Gore (7)
8. Dennis Kucinich (8)
9. Mike Gravel (9)
10. Stephen Colbert (10)

I just have a sense that based on debate performances, and endorsements in places like Iowa and New Hampshire, Chris Dodd should move up a spot and narrowly edge out Bill Richardson for the irrelevant fourth place spot in what is at best a three way race.


1. Mitt Romney (1)
2. Rudy Giuliani (2)
3. Fred Thompson (3)
4. Mike Huckabee (5)
5. John McCain (4)
6. Ron Paul (6)
7. Tom Tancredo (7)
8. Alan Keyes (8)
9. Duncan Hunter (9)
10. John Cox (10)

It's another close call, but based on the Rasmussen daily national tracking poll, as well as polls out this week out of Iowa and New Hampshire, I think it makes sense to move Huckabee up a spot over McCain. That might change pretty quickly, but Huckabee has had a pretty good couple of weeks going, buzz wise, and may have more room for growth than the more well-known McCain. Huckabee should definitely be expected to outpace McCain in Iowa next January, but if the same thing happens in New Hampshire, Huckabee may see his campaign extended, while others will be folding shop.


At 1:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain has been buzzing around the talk shows and such, so I wouldn't count him out. Huckabee has indeed had a good month. Guiliani and Romney are the ones that the Dems referenced in their debate. Obama mentioned Romney 2 or 3 times, Biden and Hillary mentioned Rudy, so that's who they perceive as the opposing front-runners.

Watch to see any movement for Edwards, since he had an impressive debate performance at Hillary's expense. That was the first one in which Hillary did not perform well. Whether it will make a difference is anyone's guess, since I don't think anyone watches the debates.


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