(CNN) - Rudy Giuliani said he's uniquely qualified to be president given the economic turnaround in New York City over which he presided as mayor.
Giuliani said the Big Apple experienced a drop in the number of residents on welfare, a decrease in the unemployment rate and the deficit transforming into a surplus, facts he used to make the case he could do the same for the country as president.
He said some of the former governors running for the nomination, including Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Jon Huntsman of Utah, have "impressive records," but that he does not "remember their states being in the kind of condition New York City was in."
"When I look at that as objectively as you ever can about yourself or the situation you're in, seems to me that that is roughly where the country is right now," Giuliani told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
Giuliani came in third in a recent American Research Group survey of New Hampshire voters with nine percent, behind Romney at 29 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 12 percent.
But the former 2008 presidential candidate maintained he has not decided whether to make a bid for the White House again and explained trips to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire as opportunities to assess his options in the state.
"Probably by the end of the summer, some point like that, I'll be able to figure it all out," Giuliani said.
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