Republican presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani (L) makes a point as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) listens during the Republican Party of Florida and Fox News Channel debate in Orlando, Florida October 21, 2007
- Rudy – 24%
- Fred Thompson – 19%
- Mitt Romney – 16%
- John McCain – 12%
- Mike Huckabee – 8%
Rudy Giuliani is now supported by 24% of Likely Republican Primary Voters while Fred Thompson is the top choice for 19%. Mitt Romney is the favorite for 16% while John McCain is at 12% and Mike Huckabee has 8% support. (see recent daily numbers). No other candidates attracted more than 2% of the vote.
This poll did not include Sam Brownback for the past three nights of polling.
The top three GOP contendersâ€”Giuliani, Thompson, and Romneyâ€”are all viewed favorably by 63% of Republican voters. Earlier in the year, Giuliani was clearly the most popular of the three among Republicans. (see history). John McCain is viewed favorably by 54% of Republicans voters and unfavorably by 42%. For Huckabee, the numbers are 38% favorable and 41% unfavorable. Huckabee is doing well in Iowa caucus polling but roughly 60% of Iowa Likely Iowa caucus participants say they might change their mind before the caucus day.
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