November 5th, 2007
04:02 PM ET
11 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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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    A noun a verb and 911.

    Quite a platform you have Rudolph. I'm sure Barack Obama looks forward to debating you.

    November 5, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Gavin, Gainsville, Florida

    I wonder if those 28 percent know/care about Gouliani's failure to provide NYFD with proper radios or his lies to 9/11 rescue workers about qaulity of air. More people will die from RG's negligence/incompatence than died in the attacks.

    What a leader.

    November 5, 2007 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  3. Chris, Toledo, OH

    Ron Paul has one percent more support than Duncan Hunter. Give me a break. These polls are so fake. Why even report them?
    The man is raising of MILLIONS of dollars today. Report on that CNN.

    November 5, 2007 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  4. looneytune

    Without Nadar, Ron Paul or Colbert, I'll be writing in Goofy, it's all synonymous...

    November 5, 2007 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. Daniel, NY

    In other poll news today, SUSA released an amazing series of seven Senate polls of the hottest 2008 races, and finds Democrats in good shape. Link.

    November 5, 2007 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Bill, Los Angeles, CA

    And Romney is ahead of McCain and Thompson. I promise. If he winds NH and Iowa, Romney will get the nom.

    November 5, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Warren, Vancouver Canada

    Friendly reminder to CNN that they should take a look at the Ron Paul fund raising, it would appear that Ron Paul is more that perhaps just a afterthought. Also just wondering also how CNN explain these "polls" against the money raised?

    November 5, 2007 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  8. Nick, Eden Praire MN

    I'd believe this poll a lot more if Ron Paul wasn't raising 3+ mil today alone. Time for people to stop believe land-line polls mean anything. They did once, but are increasing insignificant each year. The only reason the media still reports on them is without them they'd have to admit they don't have a clue who's doing well.

    November 5, 2007 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  9. Warren, Vancouver Canada

    (Sigh).... please excuse my post above for the lack proofreading. 🙂

    November 5, 2007 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. MS Johnson City, TN

    It seems to me that the only candidate gaining ground is Ron Paul!

    His book is rising on the charts too.

    November 5, 2007 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. Elliott in NC

    Well...we're in trouble then, cauz Rudy sux!!

    November 5, 2007 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. jw, canadian,ok

    Run Rudy Run! These will ensure the next president will be a Democrat.

    November 5, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  13. Paul, New Orleans, LA

    CNN loves to bring up Rudy. How about RON PAUL who is about to bring in 3million today. Where is the news on that, oh wait, it is just a bunch of internet freaks. Bring on RON PAUL!

    November 5, 2007 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    But you know Rudy said that he spent more time down at ground zero than the workers!

    Best bumper sticker: Rudy has more wives than Mitt has been hunting.

    November 5, 2007 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. Richard, St. Paul, MN

    Considering the candidates the Republicans have, I think that J. Edgar Hoover's corpse would be the forerunner if he was in the game.

    November 5, 2007 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  16. Greg Minnesota

    I sincerely hope he get's the nomination nod from the republican side. He is so transparently wrong for any elected office it will be easy to defeat him. Can't wait to see adds with him cross-dressing. Hmmm on the other hand that may just bring all of the in the closet republicans out into the light without the scandals.

    November 5, 2007 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  17. Ron G, Peoria, Ill.

    Giuliani has it all – financial smarts to keep our economy humming along; he will be a great commander of the military, using his crime fighting background; he will build the border; he will continue this countries great tradition of being the center of the world free market.

    Congrats Rudy on leading !

    November 5, 2007 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  18. Rodak - Sacremento, CA

    Wow. We've got to keep this guy from becoming President. He couldn't care less about morals. And he is going to try to abolish my right to bear arms. What kind of conservative is he? Not mine I can tell you that.

    November 5, 2007 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  19. Cyndam Middletown, CT

    I continue to be saddened by the state of the any country that would knowingly elevate someone like Guiliani to frontrunner status. This is particularly true from the party that lays claim (right or wrong) to being the party with high moral standards.


    November 5, 2007 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  20. ashley foxworth, ms

    where was this poll taken in mexico? ROmney leads all state polls, has raised the most money, and has a hardcore camp. therefore i say romney is #1 not RG.

    November 5, 2007 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |

    Dear Gavin, in Gainsville, Florida...

    Gavin, stop smoking all that gainsville-green, and get your facts right, and don't forget to use your Spell Checker, it's built into your operating system.

    November 5, 2007 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  22. Rose Hann New London, CT

    Giulianni claims he ca beat Hillary. News flash, Rudy couldn't beat an egg!

    November 5, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |

    when it comes to polls regarding the republican party , the word should be poles. that's all they seem to like to play with. mark foley and larry craig are the most experienced in the field.

    November 6, 2007 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  24. MikeknaJ, Orange County CA

    Mike Huckabee has moved into a statistical tie with Mitt Romney, while spending a fraction of the cash? There's the news of this poll, kids.

    November 6, 2007 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  25. nathanielpark

    The only poll that matters is on election day. There is only one republican candidate that opposes the war in Iraq, embraces freedom, defends liberty, and is the champion of the constitution, and I think we all know who that is.

    November 6, 2007 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
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