Time Magazine: 2008: Hillary vs McCain?
Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner to win the Democratic party’s nomination for President in 2008, but the Republican race will be a close contest between Senator John McCain and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani â€” with McCain edging Giuliani by a three- to four-point margin. And a presidential face-off between Clinton and McCain, right now, would be close to a dead heat. Those are some of the key findings of a new TIME poll earlier this week that canvassed a random sample of 1,064 registered voters by phone.
Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. Jan. 22-23, 2007. N=441 registered voters nationwide who are Republicans or lean Republican.
“Now I’m going to read a list of candidates who might be running for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2008. If the Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, listen carefully to the names and then tell me which candidate you would be most likely to vote for. . . .” Names rotated
John McCain 30
Rudy Giuliani 26
Newt Gingrich 14
Mitt Romney 5
Sam Brownback 3
George Pataki 2
Tom Tancredo 1
Chuck Hagel 1
Mike Huckabee 1
Jim Gilmore 1
Other (vol.) 1
Wonâ€™t vote (vol.) 1
If the election were held now, Rudy Giuliani appears to have the support of the greatest number of respondents of both parties, with 56% indicating they would “definitely” or “probably” support him â€” followed by Hillary Clinton (51%) John McCain (50%) and Barack Obama (50%).
In an interesting additional poll, Time Magazine polls the top three candidates for the GOP Nomination.
“What if your choices for the Republican nomination were just John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani — which one would you vote for?” Names rotated
John McCain 43
Rudy Giuliani 40
Mitt Romney 8
Wonâ€™t vote (vol.) 1
In these two polls, McCain and Giuliani establish themselves as the front-runners in this race. Mitt Romney, although having created alot of BUZZ lately has apparently NOT caught fire with the voters.
Flap has to ask of the others – are you serious?
And on the Democrat side. Obama and Edwards continue to trail Hillary. Is it inevitable that Hillary is the Democrat nominee?
Flap reiterates his picks for the 2008 Presidential race:
Rudy Giuliani President
Newt Gingrich Vice President
Hillary Clinton President
Bill Richardson Vice President
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