Skip to comments.Rudy Giuliani Leads John McCain by More Than 2-to-1 in Race for Republican Nomination (Harris Poll)
Posted on 04/20/2007 7:43:30 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson Not Far Behind McCain
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is now the front runner by a wide margin in the race for the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election, even though the first primary elections will not take place until February 2008. Giuliani leads Senator John McCain by fully 39 percent to 18 percent among those who think they will vote in the Republican primaries or caucuses. Former Governor Mitt Romney (14%) and former Senator (and movie and TV star) Fred Thompson (13%) are not very far behind McCain. The only other candidate with more than two percent of Republican preferences is former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (9%). This Harris Poll surveyed 2401 U.S. adults online and was conducted by Harris Interactive(R) between April 3 and 16, 2007. This survey included 522 adults who expect to vote in a Republican primary or caucus and like all polls conducted well before an election, it should not be read as a prediction. Rather, it is a snap shot of the presidential "horse race", at a very early stage in the race. A previous column assessed the standing of the leading Democrats(1). Early in the survey, all adults were shown a list that included candidates in both major political parties as well as other Republican and Democratic leaders, and asked for whom they would consider voting. Among Republicans, Rudy Giuliani (59%) leads Colin Powell (46%), John McCain (40%), Condoleeza Rice (39%), Mitt Romney (37%), Fred Thompson (31%) and Newt Gingrich (29%). Among all adults, the rank order of Republican leaders is almost identical to the rank order among potential Republican voters. This is because none of the Republican leaders have exceptionally strong appeal among Democrats and Independents. At this time it seems that Republican candidates face an uphill battle against the Democrats. Overall 68 percent of all adults would consider voting for one of the listed Democratic leaders, compared to 59 percent who would consider voting for one of the Republicans.
PLEASE CHECK THE LINK FOR THE TABLES. I simply cannot get these tables in HTML format! YEESH! Sorry!
I’d say averaging closer to 10%. Let’s see, before Rudy announced the formation of his exploratory committee back on November 14th of '06 he was averaging about 27%. Mmmmmm, interesting!
Good news bump.
What are you talking about?
Many in blue-state PA would rejoice over this possibility.
Well, I have been consistent in saying that Algore is the SINGLE most dangerous foe any GOP candidate will face. He has a massive base of sympathy, combined with a certain percentage who think they “blew it” by voting for Bush in 2000, and who “won’t make that mistake again.”
The near-hysteria on the Rudy team of Fred getting in suggests he is a serious threat to Guliani. Note they don't give a crap about Newt getting in.
Apparently Obama is equating the deaths of 32 Virginia Tech students with outsourcing jobs! I just got the tail end of it on Dennis Prager’s program.
As bad as VT’s “Resident Poetess” equating them to the killing of baby elephants for their ivory tusks.
Guess I’m just out of the loop. :)
I think exSnook was talking about Guiliani,
the Catholic. <>g<>
Doesn’t matter, neither have a chance of winning the nomination.
McCain because he’s spent years demeaning the very people he is trying woo today, for the benefit and amusement of the MSNBC types.
Guiliani because he’s anti gun, pro gay rights, and flips and flops on abortion related questions as we saw in the past 48 hours.
I don’t know who the nominee for President will be in the GOP, I just know it won’t be either of these men.
It's a link to a thread by Jim Robinson. Owner of Free Republic.
The thread is about not surrendering to Pro-Infanticide candidates, like Rootie.
Thank goodness for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter.
Like I said “Nice Try”.
I know exactly what that thread is and I’m not going on. He was on one of my threads calling us Rudy people trolls. So we trolls should not be on his thread because we don’t belong there. I guess I”m a 7 year troll who gave money to FR. So I’ll take my title and stay here.
That was yesterday by the way it happened.
But wait, I thought we had to sacrifice our principles to vote for Rudy because he'll "win" with all of those "crossover" votes?
43. (ASKED OF LEANED REPUBLICANS) Regardless of who you yourself support, which candidate do you think is most likely to win the Republican nomination for president?
—————————— 4/15/07 2/25/07
Rudy Giuliani -————42 -——— 44
John McCain -————16 ———— 26
Mitt Romney ——————7 -——— 3
Newt Gingrich -—————3 -——— 2
Fred Thompson -————3 -——— NA
Tommy Thompson ———1 -——— 1
Duncan Hunter —————1 -——— 0
Chuck Hagel ——————* -——— 0
George Pataki -—————* -——— 1
Sam Brownback ————* -——— *
Tom Tancredo —————* -——— 0
Other (vol.) ———————1 -——— 3
No opinion ——————25 -——— 17
You’re right, of course. But then again,
how many disgruntled GOPers angrily voted
against the BUSH BUNCH because of the stand
on Immigration...and NOW wish they hadn’t
allowed the Pelosi, Reid, Leahy, Rangel,
and the ever-mouthing Maxine Waters back
into the leadership positions!
Good poll! Thanks! ;-)