November 5th, 2007
04:02 PM ET
7 years ago

Poll: Giuliani still leads Republican White House contenders

Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the Republican presidential race.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the Republican presidential race, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to be the leading candidate, with the backing of 28 percent of the Republican primary voters polled. Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee was backed by 19 percent. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was the top pick of 16 percent, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 11 percent.

Of the remaining Republican candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee received 10 percent, Texas Rep. Ron Paul 5 percent, California Rep. Duncan Hunter 4 percent and Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo 3 percent.

The poll involved telephone interviews with 397 Republicans or independents who lean Republican. The poll's margin of error was 5 percentage points.

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  1. Terry, El Paso, TX

    Ron Paul supporters are delusional. For so long, I guess, they have imagined themselves to be typical Americans. Now they cannot accept that they are a fringe group. They deny the results of all polls as faked. They imagine over and over again that this or that tiny news event is the turning point in Paul's campaign. Talking to them is like talking to a person who believes that OJ was innocent and was framed by the entire state of California.

    November 6, 2007 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  2. Kate, Aurora CO

    I was really hoping the Republican party saw through the fear tactics used by the Bush administration in order to get the 2nd term but no. They are putting this guy in the lead whose only platform is terrorists and his so called "leadership" on 9-11. People really need to wake up and do research on this guy. He is exploiting a tragedy that costs thousands of lives for his own financial and political gain. This man is NOT a hero. Far from it. There is a reason why both the NYC Firefighters and Police offices do NOT support this man. There is a reason why prior to 9-11 his approval rating was at an all time low below 30%. He is not the right choice for President. If you want to avoid World War III, forget about Iran DON'T elect this man.

    November 6, 2007 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  3. Dan, Illinois

    A second tier candidate is the only chance America has. These front runners are people who will say anything to be elected. Giuliani is a joke and I don't understand who is supporting him. The American people NEED to be educated on ALL candidates. It is the ONLY fair way for a legit election.

    November 6, 2007 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Greg White Phoenix,N.Y.

    How can Rudy Giuliani expect to run our country when he cant even manage to stay faithful to his wife's?
    His platform is right out of a cookie cutter. Ron paul in 08

    November 6, 2007 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  5. Danny C Tn

    Paul's fringe supporters??? Give me a break. Dr. Paul platform consist a heck of a lot more than 9/11 9/11 9/11. Giuliani is a schmuck, has been money hungry pig. Think of all the money he has made off 9/11??? Anyone who votes for Giuliani doesn't have a brain. Dr.Paul is the ONLY and I repeat ONLY candidate that is bought and paid for. He gets his money from REAL Americans. raising OVER 4 million in one day is no small feat. Paul has my support as with a LOT of other people I know. Down with American Fascism and Lord Bush and the neo cons.sincerely
    One p!ssed off American

    November 6, 2007 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. DANNY C TN

    Paul's fringe supporters??? Give me a break. Dr. Paul platform consist a heck of a lot more than 9/11 9/11 9/11. Giuliani is a schmuck, has been money hungry pig. Think of all the money he has made off 9/11??? Anyone who votes for Giuliani doesn't have a brain. Dr.Paul is the ONLY and I repeat ONLY candidate that IS NOT bought and paid for. He gets his money from REAL Americans. raising OVER 4 million in one day is no small feat. Paul has my support as with a LOT of other people I know. Down with American Fascism and Lord Bush and the neo cons.sincerely
    One p!ssed off American

    November 6, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Paul, New Orleans, LA

    To: Terry, El Paso, TX

    Will you ever learn and wake up?

    Myself and some other Ron Paul "crazies" would be more than happy to debate you. Do some research first!

    November 6, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. Matt, Virginia Beach, Virginia

    These numbers are bogus – Ron Paul is more ahead than just 5%. You want secure borders, out of Iraq, more liberty and money in your pockets? Check out Ron Paul. He's delivered over 4,000 babies, has a consistent voting record, was in the Air Force for 5 years and has been married to the same woman for 50 years. He's the only real conservative.

    November 20, 2007 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  9. Anonymous

    Mike Huckabee is clearly the true conservative who holds to the views this country was founded on. The others are so wishy washy that when in office we will not be certain of which way they will lean.

    December 6, 2007 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  10. rp_spambot_1208

    Search youtube for "ron paul vs. frank luntz"

    Watch that video and see the people that do these polls. They are crooked, and ask questions to get the answers the want.

    Q. "Have you ever tried sugar or pcp?"

    A. "uhhhhhh... yes?!?!? i mean no?!"

    "Frank Luntz is an idiot." hahaha!

    RP2008

    December 21, 2007 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  11. McKinley, Sellersburg IN

    What utter BS. I was watching the cnn poll on their sit and Ron Paul won by far.

    December 23, 2007 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  12. Jonathan Pikeville, NC

    Ron Paul is the only REAL conservative canidate! Ron Paul is the only out of all the canidates that has any once of integrity, and realism left about him. Vote Ron Paul.. secure the borders, get out of iraq, protect your second ammendment rights, and uphold the constitution! He's the man for the job, go research the issues and don't just vote for someone b/c you heard there name more than someone else.

    December 27, 2007 02:41 am at 2:41 am |
  13. Derek Miller

    This makes me laugh
    The only place you hear about other canidates are on tv, and people who just follow what other people do.

    Ron Paul is going to shock people....

    trust me ...he will shock and awe...

    December 28, 2007 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  14. Kurt Adkins

    The only man who is answering truthful to questions is Ron Paul.
    He knows issues and history.
    He sees why our nation is struggling.
    He as no fear in speaking the truth.

    He is truly a man after Gods heart and for this nation!

    January 5, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
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