Skip to comments.Giuliani trailing on home ground: (WNBC/Marist - NY) poll
Posted on 01/21/2008 11:16:43 AM PST by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed on Monday.
The WNBC/Marist poll ahead of the February 5 primaries in New York showed 34 percent of registered Republicans support John McCain, compared to 23 percent for Giuliani. Among Republicans likely to vote, McCain kept his 34 percent support, while Giuliani was tied in second place with Mitt Romney at 19 percent.
McCain's campaign has been boosted by wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina in the state-by-state race to pick the two candidates to contest the November 4 election to succeed President George W. Bush.
Giuliani, whose once large lead in national polls has evaporated, largely bypassed early voting states and focused on Florida, which votes on January 29.
As the former New York mayor who won national recognition in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, Giuliani would hope for a strong showing in New York.
But the poll showed 46 percent of registered Republicans in New York think Arizona Sen. McCain is the Republican most likely to beat the Democratic candidate in November. Nineteen percent saw former Massachusetts Gov. Romney as the most electable and 15 percent picked Giuliani as most electable.
Another local politician, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, appeared to be in a strong position ahead of the New York primary for the Democratic Party nomination.
The poll showed her with the support of 48 percent of Democrats likely to vote in the primary, followed by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama with 32 percent.
The survey of 1,467 New York state registered voters was conducted January 15-17, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent, the poll said.
Neither party has established a clear front-runner, as the first major state-by-state battles produced multiple winners.
and McCain leads..
This actually might be good news for Rudy because it means that he’s not as much of a RINO as McInsane.
Rudy is a loser.
When is Fox going to have a poll asking if he should drop out?
I doubt Rudy wants to be AG in a McCain administration
He can make a lot more money on his own anyway ... and has..
Go enjoy it, Rudy, nothing like a young wife and fast car or sumthin’ like that
Do you get paid for your posts ?
Don't leave out Bernie, the love of his life.
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even on his home turf of New York state, a new poll showed on Monday.
Rooty Tooty is...
Republican presidential candidate and former New York
City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and his wife Judith smile
during a campaign stop in Coral Springs, Florida
January 19, 2008. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)
Heck once he's back in the private sector he can trade Judith for a younger model.
What do you see in him, anyway?
Have you seen this?
Heck once he’s back in the private sector he can trade Judith for a younger model.
It worked for Trump, huh? lol
Heck and Ivana had a few good miles left and still does I reckun..
He isn't. I'm willing to cut Rudy a little slack because he governed a hopelessly liberal constituency. Ditto for Mitt.
McCain and Huckabee have no such excuse because they represented conservative constituencies and delighted in tinkling on them.
Rudy might actually make a decent AG because he knows exactly what games liberal judges play and how to counter them.
Wow...I knew it was bad, but NY? This surprises me.
You're absolutely correct here.
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