Survey of 579 Likely Republican Primary Voters
January 22-25, 2007
Rudy Giuliani 29%
John McCain 19%
Newt Gingrich 16%
Mitt Romney 8%
Sam Brownback 3%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Mike Huckabee 1%
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) has opened a double digit lead over over Senator John McCain (R) in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. Giuliani now earns 29% of the vote, little changed from 30% a week ago and 28% two weeks ago. McCain (R) is now supported by 19% of Likely GOP Primary voters, down from 22% a week ago.
While McCain has slipped a bit, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has gained a few points and is now within three percentage points of McCain. Among Very Conservative voters, Gingrich is currently the top choice.
Former Massachusetts Mitt Romney earns support from 8%. Senator Sam Brownback attracts 3%. Former Governor Mike Huckabee and Senator Chuck Hagel are supported by 1%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate while 19% are not sure.
National Poll: Giuliani 49% Clinton 43%
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) leads New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) 49% to 43% in the latest Rasmussen Reports Election 2008 poll. Those results are similar to the 47% to 43% edge Giuliani enjoyed over Clinton a month ago.
However, Clinton has gained ground against Arizona Senator John McCain (R). The latest numbers on that race show a pure toss-up, McCain 45% Clinton 44%. In December, McCain enjoyed a 4-point lead over the former First Lady. McCain has also lost ground over the past month to Senator Barack Obama (D) and former Senator John Edwards (D). Both of those Democrats lead McCain at this time. Even the relatively unknown Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson (D) is within four points of McCain.
Clinton earns only 35% of the male vote against both McCain and Giuliani. Among female voters, she leads both Republicans. However, Giuliani is far more competitive than McCain among women. Giuliani attracts 87% of Republican voters compared to only 74% for McCain.