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  Election 2008: Giuliani Leads GOP Hopefuls

Survey of 370 Republican Voters

September 14, 2005

Election 2008

GOP Nomination

Rudy Giuliani 31%
John McCain 28%
Condoleezza Rice 19%

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September 19, 2005--Thirty-one percent (31%) of Republicans say they would vote for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as their party's Presidential nominee. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that Senator John McCain is second at 28%. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the only other Republican in double digits at 19%.

When GOP voters learned that Giuliani has been married three times and is pro-choice on abortion, he still retains support from 31% of Republicans and McCain moves to 31% as well.

McCain leads Senator Hillary Clinton by eight percentage points in a hypothetical 2008 match-up. The election poll found Giuliani leading Clinton by four points. An earlier survey found Clinton leading Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

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Giuliani is viewed favorably by 71% of Republicans. Only 54% of the GOP faithful have a similar opinion of McCain.

Among Republicans, Giuliani is seen as the better man to handle natural disasters and the economy. McCain has the advantage on handling the situation in Iraq.

When it comes to immigration, 37% say McCain would be better, 33% opt for Giuliani, and 30% are not sure.

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The telephone survey of 370 Republican Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports September 14, 2005.  The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.  (see Methodology)



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