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(07/21/07) -

Republicans 2008: Giuliani at 27%, Tie for Second

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Rudy Giuliani remains the most popular presidential hopeful for Republican Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News. 27 per cent of respondents would vote for the former New York City mayor in a 2008 primary.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Rudy Giuliani remains the most popular presidential hopeful for Republican Party supporters in the United States, according to a poll by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News. 27 per cent of respondents would vote for the former New York City mayor in a 2008 primary.

Arizona senator John McCain and actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson are tied for second with 16 per cent, followed by former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with nine per cent. Support is lower for former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Texas congressman Ron Paul, former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, Kansas senator Sam Brownback, and Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo.

On Jul. 19, Huckabee discussed his views on terrorism, saying, “(Islamic jihadists) look at this as a thousand year war, if necessary, and they will spend not just their blood but their grandchildren’s blood and their great-great grandchildren’s blood to see it accomplished.”

In American elections, candidates require 270 votes in the Electoral College to win the White House. In November 2004, Republican George W. Bush earned a second term after securing 286 electoral votes from 31 states. Democratic nominee John Kerry received 252 electoral votes from 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Bush is ineligible for a third term in office. The next presidential election is scheduled for November 2008.

Polling Data

If the 2008 Republican presidential primary were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were:
(Republicans and Republican leaners)

Jul. 17

Jun. 27

Jun. 6

Rudy Giuliani

27%

29%

22%

John McCain

16%

17%

15%

Fred Thompson

16%

15%

13%

Mitt Romney

9%

8%

10%

Mike Huckabee

3%

3%

3%

Ron Paul

2%

2%

Newt Gingrich

2%

8%

8%

Tommy Thompson

1%

2%

2%

Sam Brownback

1%

1%

Tom Tancredo

1%

1%

1%

Chuck Hagel

1%

1%

Duncan Hunter

1%

1%

Other

2%

1%

Not sure

20%

11%

19%

Would not vote

2%

2%

2%

Source: Opinion Dynamics / Fox News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 900 registered American voters, conducted on Jul. 17 and Jul. 18, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.