Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani signs autographs Thursday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, supported by 29 percent of respondents in a poll released Friday.
Unannounced candidate former Sen. Fred Thompson is close behind with 22 percent, according to the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll. Sen. John McCain of Arizona is a distant third with 16 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 12 percent support.
Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee follow with 3 percent each; Reps. Ron Paul of Texas and Tom Tancredo of Colorado with 2 percent; and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson with 1 percent.