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Rudy Giuliani Watch:Giuliani 30% Leads McCain 22% and Romney 10%

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Angus Reid: Republicans 2008: Giuliani 30%, McCain 22%

Rudy Giuliani is holding on to the top position among prospective Republican Party presidential hopefuls in the United States, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 30 per cent of respondents would vote for the former New York City mayor in a 2008 primary.

Arizona senator John McCain is second with 22 per cent, followed by former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich with 12 per cent, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with 10 per cent. Support is lower for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Nebraska senator Chuck Hagel.

The Poll:

Polling Data

Republican Presidential Primary Contenders

Jan. 18 Jan. 11
Rudy Giuliani 30% 28%
John McCain 22% 20%
Newt Gingrich 12% 14%
Mitt Romney 10% 8%
Mike Huckabee 2%
Chuck Hagel 1%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 571 likely Republican voters, conducted from Jan. 15 to Jan. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 4 per cent.

Mayor Giuliani continues to lead in this national poll. Unlike the Time Magazine Poll released earlier today Mitt romeny has broken into double digits as Newt Gingrich who has not launched an exploratory commitee fades a little. McCain has remained fairly static in the mid-twenties in most polls – trailing Giuliani.

Flap wonders if the McCain candidacy is relying on too much organization and too little “face time” with the voters. There seems to be a disconnect – but it is early.

Giuliani polls the best -yet his organization is the least mature of the Big 3.

Stay tuned as Giuliani hits up New Hampshire with a couple of speeches and events. Is Romney back in the United States yet? And who has McCain’s schedule?



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