This non-scientific and small sample size poll at Red State still convincingly shows a positive trend for Governor Romney.
The poll reads as follows and these results are as of June 4th--vote on the poll on the left hand side (not sure if you have to be a member of Red State--but sign up because it's a great community for conservatives and Romney often needs some defending there . . . plus you can post diaries that sometimes get lots of reads and comments. If you can't vote in the poll and see the results I have pasted them in below.):
Which of these candidates would be most likely to trigger a serious third party?
Sen. John McCain 52%
Mayor Rudy Giuliani 21%
Gov. Mitt Romney 3%
Sen. George Allen 1%
Only 3% for Romney where Giuliani is 7X more likely to have GOPers start a 3rd party and McCain is nearly 18X! At least the folks at Red State seem more put off by liberal policy than by a candidates' religion.