July 31st, 2007
03:04 PM ET
12 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Obama running close; Giuliani leading

WASHINGTON (CNN) – New polls shows former mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, ahead in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire and Sens. Barack Obama, D-Illinois and Hillary Clinton, D-New York, neck and neck.

According to the from polls the American Research Group, Giuliani is the leading Republican candidate in all three states with former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Massachusetts, coming in second in New Hampshire in Iowa, and former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tennessee, placing second in South Carolina.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Clinton in ahead in Iowa but neck and neck in New Hampshire with Sen. Obama. In South Carolina, Sen. Obama has the advantage.

              IA      NH     SC 
Clinton       30%     31%    29% 
Edwards       21%     14%    18% 
Obama         15%     31%    33%

              IA     NH       SC 
Giuliani      22%    27%      28% 
McCain        17%    10%      10% 
Romney        21%    26%       7% 
F. Thompson   13%    13%      27%  

Sampling Date: July 26-30 
Sampling Size: 600 likely voters 
Margin of Error: +/- 4%

–CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Juanita

    Where is Paul for republicans? considering he is doing so well? Where is Ron Paul. I bet his point of views and better than Romney, Guiliani and Thompson. So, why is it that CNN does not list him???

    August 1, 2007 01:59 am at 1:59 am |
  2. Walters Akor, Hyattsville

    Bravo Obama, the immense grassroot support is paying off. I sincerely thing your approach on foreign policy is genuine and makes alot of sense, it is outrageous to thing u despise your enemies is any strategy, Just like the Bush-Cherney like policy while your enemies are building up arsenals under your watchful eyes Iran is gradually going becoming a Nuclear power, North korea, thank God atleast North korea is engaged in open talks now and is paying off.

    August 1, 2007 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  3. Jon P, Manchester, NH

    Jamal you may be right in your analysis about Clinton's Iraq vote, but unformunately part of "the game" is also that what you do goes down on record, whatever the reason. It's hard to argue that "well it was an emotional time so I didn't really think the situation through". No one can say what Obama would have done had he been in the Senate, but everyone was under pressure to support the war, and he spoke out. I think he deserves credit.

    August 1, 2007 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    The thing that's most impressive about Giuliani so far is that he is winning without ANY major media support. CNN is predictably giving the most support to Clinton and Obama but Fox News has yet to support Giuliani at all. He is doing this all by himself.

    Once the Republican base realizes that Giuliani is their ONLY chance to win in 2008, his numbers will skyrocket. Once he starts receiving the media suport of other candidates I am guessing that he will have a pretty good shot to win the whole thing.

    August 1, 2007 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
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