21 December 2006
GIULIANI LEADS CLINTON, GORE IN ANOTHER POLL
Rudy Giuliani is in front in another poll matching individual Republican and Democratic presidential candidates one-on-one.
In the Rasmussen Reports poll released today, Giuliani leads Hillary Clinton 47% to 43% and Al Gore 48% to 43%. The results are virtually unchanged from Rasmussen's last inter-party poll in late November.
In the most-recent intra-party poll done by Rasmussen earlier this month, Giuliani lead John McCain by nine points.
In the latest poll, Giuliani is viewed favorably by 71% of Americans, while McCain is at 59%. On the Democratic, said Barack Obama is at 52%, Gore is at 50%, Clinton polls at 48% and John Edwards at 47%.
JUST WHO IS THE REPUBLICAN FRONTRUNNER?
We took a little poke at our friends in the Old Media earlier today (see the post below), and now we're going to take another.
Pollster.com did some number crunching and found there is some reason to question the media's characterization of John McCain as the frontrunner in the GOP race.
Here's what the folks at Pollster found:
"One notable result stands out. Former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani continues to hold a small but reliable lead over Arizona Senator John McCain. Of 39 polls with both names in the list of candidates, Giuliani leads McCain in 30 with four more ties. McCain leads in only 5 polls.
Pollster than did Lexis/Nexis searches of recent news articles and found that when one candidate was characterized as the frontrunner, it was McCain mentioned as the lead dog nearly 10 times as often as Giuliani.
To be fair, the media also factor in things like funds already raised, likely fundraising ability and potential roadblocks ("Giuliani is too liberal for GOP primary voters" is a popular one the media throws around) when they decide who is leading the pack. But these numbers do provide some serious food for thought.
GIULIANI TO HEAD TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
One final note on Giuliani. The New York Post reported today that the former New York mayor is heading to New Hampshire late next month to address the GOP state convention there.