September 12th, 2007
10:45 AM ET
14 years ago

New polls show Giuliani trailing in key states

Giuliani trails in three key primary states, a new poll shows.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - One day after a national CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll showed Republican White House hopeful Rudy Giuliani with a mere 1 point lead over newcomer to the race Fred Thompson, a new round of LA Times/Bloomberg polls indicates the former New York City mayor trails in three key primary states.

According to the state polls released Wednesday, Giuliani trails former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in Iowa and New Hampshire, and also comes in second to Thompson in South Carolina. But Giuliani is just within the margin of error in the New Hampshire and South Carolina polls - an indication of an extremely tight Republican race for the White House four months before voters start to officially weigh in.

Romney, who has significantly out spent his rivals on advertising in Iowa, holds a 12 point lead over both Thompson and Giuliani in the Hawkeye State, 28 percent to 16 percent. The same poll shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in third place with 8 percent, 1 point higher than Arizona Sen. John McCain. Huckabee has focused the bulk of his efforts in Iowa, and was the surprise second place finisher in that state's straw poll last month.

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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. TR Kingston, Des Moines, IA

    Well choose your phony, no wonder they are both polling so closely.

    September 12, 2007 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  2. Jack Mehoff, Scranton, Pa

    Ron Paul is going to win! Down goes Rudy!

    September 13, 2007 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  3. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    HOORAY Way To Go Rudy!!
    Keep those numbers plummeting!
    There is justice in this world!

    September 13, 2007 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  4. kirk, westfield,in

    fred thompson will win with ease almost reagan like.

    and ron paul oh please do you folks even listen to that kook i am sick of that guy already and i have only seen him 3 times

    September 14, 2007 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
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