August 5th, 2007
10:18 AM ET
11 years ago

Romney leading in latest Iowa poll

(CNN)–Mitt Romney has a comfortable lead in Iowa over his fellow competitors for the GOP presidential nomination.

In the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 26 percent of likely Republican caucus goers support Romney. Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani had 14 percent, and former senator and actor, Fred Thompson, who has yet to formally enter the race had 13 percent support in the poll. Arizona Senator John McCain and for Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee both registered at 8 percent support.

The poll also asked both Democratic and Republican voters in Iowa how satisfied they are with the present slate of candidates in their party. Only 19 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers said they are "very satisfied" with their choices. By contrast, 53 percent of respondents on the Democratic side said they are "very satisfied" with their candidates.

All nine GOP candidates appeared Sunday in a debate moderated by ABC's George Stephanopoulos, and David Yepsen of the Des Moines Register.

–CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

Filed under: Fred Thompson • Iowa • John McCain • Mike Huckabee • Mitt Romney • Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
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  1. Juanito, Washington, DC

    Hello...CNN??? The same Iowa poll shows Obama leading in the Dem category...why isn't THAT a headline as well? Care to explain? I'm pretty sure if Hillary was leading in Iowa, it would be a headline, but Obama headline for that.

    So typical.

    August 5, 2007 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. Juanito, Washington, DC

    Where is the "Obama leading in latest Iowa poll" headline? Oh...that's right, this is CNN...the Clinton News network, so since Hillary is trailing Obama in the latest Iowa poll, CNN did not bother to report THAT headline.
    Thanks for showing your true colors.

    August 6, 2007 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  3. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    Romney is intelligent, professional, successful, articulate, strong, focused and dedicated.

    He’s got my vote.

    August 6, 2007 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  4. Cheryl Tevis, Granville, IL

    "Romney is intelligent, professional, successful, articulate, strong, focused and dedicated." Yes, but that is not enough. Ron Paul is all of those too. I challenge you to look past the impressive facade of all the candidates to hear what they are really saying. What is the candidate articulate about? Does what he says make sense in light of the constitution, which Ron Paul aptly states is the only document the President promises to uphold? I would also challenge everyone to look at each candidate's voting record and source of campaign funds. Ron Paul is in favor of the constitutional principle of greater power for the state and individuals rather than federal government. He is in favor of conservative spending, not interfering in affairs of other countries, not engaging in preemptive war, not going to war without declaration of war by the congress (ie. Iraq), eliminating taxes, etc. He has an extremely consistent voting record and is backed by a grass-roots following. The bottom line is: what he says makes sense in light of the foundations of our country, and he sticks to what he says. Thomas Jefferson said, "Every generation needs a new revolution." Here is our chance. Check out the Ron Paul message at

    August 11, 2007 12:15 am at 12:15 am |