Washington Post: Post-ABC Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Lead Primary Fields
On the Republican side, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani held a 34 percent to 27 percent lead over Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), with no other potential candidate registering in double digits. Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) took nine percent each. Sen. Sam Brownback, who formally entered the race today, stood at one percent in the poll.
The poll question:
(ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) If the 2008 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were: (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Chuck Hagel, Tommy Thompson, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, George Pataki, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Jim Gilmore, or Ron Paul), for whom would you vote?
NET LEANED VOTE:
|None of these (vol.)||2||6|
|Would not vote (vol.)||1||*|
Mayor Giuliani continues to lead with McCain continuing to lag by more than five points. Romney has made some gains but Brownback’s announcement today can do nothing but hurt McCain (Brownback is anti-Iraq War surge) and Romney (Brownback appeals to social conservatives, like Mormon Romney).
With Hillary’s announcement today and the latest polling showing her behind in Iowa and New Hampshire, the INTERESTING primary may be on the Democrat side.
Stay tuned as Hizzoner travels next week to New Hampshire.
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