The Rest of the Story

Jonathan Garthwaite
|
Posted: Dec 28, 2007 9:32 AM
Hugh mentions the Strategic Vision  and Bloomberg/LA Times (7% MoE?!?!) polls in a post below but that's not what peaks my interest.  It was the other questions in the poll.

Do you see President George W. Bush as a conservative Republican in the mode of Ronald Reagan? (Republicans Only)
Yes 7%
No 72%
Undecided 21%
and

How important is it for the Republican presidential candidate to be a conservative Republican in the mode of Ronald Reagan? (Republicans Only)
Very Important 56%
Somewhat Important 12%
Not Very Important 7%
Not Important 10%
Undecided 15%
The Strategic Vision folks should have gone down the list of the big five (Romney, Huckabee, McCain, Thompson, Giuliani) and tested them against the "Reagan Mold" standard.   That would surely provide insight to why none of them are catching on and pulling away from the field.