June 7th, 2007
05:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Lots of sunshine for Clinton and Giuliani

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton are on top in a new poll of Florida voters.

Among Florida Democrats, 34 percent of those polled support Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York for the Democratic presidential nomination. The senator from New York is far ahead of her rivals in the new survey by Quinnipiac University. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, is in second place at 16 percent. Al Gore is in third place even though the former vice president keeps insisting that he’s not interested in running for president. Former Sen. John Edwards is close behind in fourth place.

On the Republican side, Rudy Giuliani is the clear favorite. 31 percent of Republicans surveyed support the former New York mayor for their party’s presidential nomination.

The big surprise in this poll is who’s in second place at 14 percent - Fred Thompson. The former senator from Tennessee last week took his first formal steps towards a run for the White House. Thompson is followed by Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, with 10 percent. The remaining Republicans are all in single digits.

The Sunshine State is becoming more of a player in the presidential primaries. The state just moved up its primary to January 29, 2008.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted from May 24 to June 4 and telephone surveys of 1,174 registered voters. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 2.9 percentage

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Doomsday Dave, Columbia SC

    It's not RON Paul, it's RU Paul. Hey, maybe if we put them both on the same ticket, they might have a chance. Because that's about the only chance this dude is gonna have, the powers that be will insure that. It's kind of pointless anyway, because no Republican of any kind is going to win this election, doncha just know it?

    June 7, 2007 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Stephen, Arlington Texas

    I'm not in any coordinated effort to spam, for Ron Paul. I've watched every debate so far democrat and republican and I WILL BE VOTING FOR RON PAUL.

    June 7, 2007 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  3. Jason Auburndale, FL

    I see a lot of people trying to marginalize congrssman Paul on the basis they don't know his name. I guess you need to ask why you know anyone's name and you'll probably conclude because media outlets have PROMOTED them. When you start to ask "why" then you'll be on the right track.
    What it will take for Dr. Paul to win is to get his message out because no one can defeat him on the issues and more importantly on his VOTING RECORD.
    If he avoids the permanent taint of any Bilderberg style organizations, he could be more popular than JFK or Reagan.

    June 7, 2007 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. alex bashenow greenwood indiana indianapolis

    my nam e is alex bashenow and i agree with you all on that my question to do you is why do you think we leave our children left behind do we not care about our children?

    June 7, 2007 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. Bob Earl, Miami, Florida

    The Quinnipiac University poll missed the point.

    What the public really wants is a


    This would confirm their really isn't a dime's worth of difference between the Republican & Democrat parties.

    June 7, 2007 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  6. David, Gilbert Arizona

    I find it very telling that Edwards is in fourth place, behind Al Gore who isn't even running for president.

    June 8, 2007 11:07 am at 11:07 am |