(CNN)–Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, are both leading the race for their respective party's nomination in a new national Associated Press-Ipsos poll.
In the race for the GOP nomination, Giuliani was the favorite candidate of 27 percent of those surveyed. Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson was at 23 percent, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona was at 13 percent, while former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was at 11 percent. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee registered at 7 percent. None of the other GOP contenders got above 1 percent in the poll.
Of the Republicans surveyed in the poll, 18 percent say they remained undecided.
On the Democratic side, Clinton pulled away from her closest rival for the nomination, Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, by more than 20 points. The poll showed her with 46 percent support, compared to Obama's 25 percent.
The remainder of the Democratic field was in single digits.
Former North Carolina senator John Edwards registered at 9 percent, while New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, each had 2 percent. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut had one percent.
The Associated Press said the poll was conducted October 1 – 3, 2007, and was based on telephone interviews with a nationally random sample of 1,005 adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii.
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- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford