Good news for Mitt Romney:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly won a Republican presidential straw poll of Christian conservatives on Saturday, while Rudy Giuliani persuaded few to look past his support of abortion rights.
The poll at a summit of self-styled values voters was largely symbolic but highlighted the continuing failure of ardent anti-abortion social conservatives to rally behind a single Republican candidate in the 2008 White House race.
Romney took 27.6 percent of almost 6,000 votes cast, just ahead of Mike Huckabee, the folksy former governor of Arkansas, who gained 27.1 percent at the conference organized by the Family Research Council.
Maverick Texas Congressman Ron Paul was third with almost 15 percent while former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson got under 10 percent, a major disappointment for his campaign.
Giuliani was eighth with 107 votes -- under 2 percent.
I'm still amazed by people holding righteous views about how the religious right should ignore their principles, ignore Giuliani's social record and vote for him anyway. Rudy and Judi Giuliani are serial adulterers. Rudy supports gay rights. And he's pro-abortion to the point that he declared "Planned Parenthood Day" in New York City and was even honored at a NARAL banquet. Back in 2000, during a senatorial campaign, Rudy refused to condemn partial-birth abortions. Christian conservatives have no reason to trust Rudy Giuliani and nor should they, he's against everything they stand for and believe in.