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