November 6th, 2007
09:16 AM ET
13 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Giuliani lead

Watch Bill Schneider's report about a new CNN poll.

(CNN) - The latest CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-New York, leading their respective presidential nomination races.  Bill Schneider reports on the poll numbers and what they might mean for an all-New York match-up between Clinton and Giuliani in 2008.

Related: A year from Election Day, Clinton remains the person to beat

Click here to see CNN's new political portal:

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Poll numbers • Polls • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    To Bob in Seattle:

    It also helped that there hijinks in the Ohio voting, too!

    November 6, 2007 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    To Wayne in Greenville, TX:

    And how did your reverend suggest you vote?!

    November 6, 2007 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    To Lance in Monrovia, CA:

    Then explain why Hillary has out gained everybody in campaign contributions?

    Now, put your foil hat on before answering!

    November 6, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. mike steinbach eli Israel

    Guiliani is the candidate to finish off once and for all the international jewish problem When he was mayor he was not only tough but vicious as well. He for instance made tehn candidate for governor Pataki wait until midnight before finding time to interview him and then made him wait an additional 30 minutes.

    November 6, 2007 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  5. JS Binghamton, NY

    Your Ron Paul headline links to a Clinton story!?!? Fix it!

    November 6, 2007 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. RMRN.Y.

    Simply put Obama has the excitment, and 40% of the voters are still undecided – mainly the busy working class who will break for Obama and Edwards. Obama getting the lions share tipping him to
    wins in the early primary states of Iowa,
    South Carolina and New Hampshire.

    The Billary camp also know that she has peaked and America loves the underdog.

    I have never been wrong with my political analysis in 40 yrs. I have made much coin and lost only once
    on the Kerry defeat (because I failed to factor in electronic voting corruption) – that election was stolen.

    November 6, 2007 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Barbara Doyle Cape Coral, FL

    I'm at the point of almost wanting four more years of George, the Idiot, rather than one day of Rudy – and I'm a former New Yorker.

    November 6, 2007 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. Troy Olroyd Phoenix, Az

    Thank you, for reporting on Ron Paul and his Nov. 5th record donations of four million plus raised in 24 hours. It's just the beginning of how much support we the people are going to contribute to his win!

    November 6, 2007 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. Jun, Los Angeles, CA

    Giuliani needs to stop pushing the snooze button on his 9/11 fame...period!

    November 6, 2007 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. Brian, Garnerville, NY

    I do not understand why or how anyone can vote for Hillary. The dynamic between her and her rivals is uncomparable. She doesn't answer questions directly, is clearly unsure of her policies...and more than anything...given her track record as a Senator in NY isn't in a hurry to do anything to fix up this country. We need someone who will move and move quickly...we're racing against the clock here.

    November 6, 2007 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  11. Honest Man Dallas, Texas

    Clinton or Guiliani.

    These are not two choices I would like to see, and I am growing weary of voting for the lesser of two evils every four years.

    Hopefully, some of the "lesser knowns" will rise up at the last hour.

    November 6, 2007 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  12. North Carolina

    Hillary Clinton should definitely be our next President. Rudy G. shouldn't even be taken seriously. He is a joke! The only requirement he meets for being President is being at least 35 years old, and then some, and then some, and then some. LOL Go home Rudy and LET'S GO HILLARY 2008!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU HILLARY

    November 6, 2007 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  13. MS Johnson City, TN

    Anyone who believes that Giuliani would win the Republican nomination and Hillary would win the general election lives in a paradise – CNN's paradise!

    November 6, 2007 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  14. d

    That's right people Hillary Clinton is your next President. Get use to it!

    November 6, 2007 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  15. Kathleen Calef, Mooresvile, NC

    What I don’t understand about the press coverage and the voter’s reaction to the candidates is that we make all this fuss about Mitt’s religion as being a cult, and no one ever focuses on the fact that Barack Obama is a Moslem. I suppose it could be good to have him as VP – I don’t think he has the experience or the political finesse to be the president at this time. Like a fine wine, he needs a little more aging to be at the top of his game. But as a VP, he might help us build better relationships and outcomes with Moslem countries, and of course help Moslem countries to get to a democratic way of life a little sooner.

    November 6, 2007 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  16. FV, Tampa, FL

    She'll win because she's the best person for the job.
    + Yes, Bill WILL be right behind her....

    Why WOULDN'T a sane person vote for Hillary?

    November 7, 2007 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  17. Sophie, Dallas TX


    Don't you get it CNN? You are perpetuating stupidity.

    People should vote for who they believe in, who they think will be able to fix this country–or try anyway

    We should never vote for someone because of their "electability"

    Poll numbers are bogus. I am never polled, so they don't affect me. I think they don't affect most people.

    November 7, 2007 01:34 am at 1:34 am |
  18. Louis, New York

    To A. Thomas New York, NY;
    "Support and vote Hillary to kick Bush out and ensure a dems president!"

    Ummm .. talk about someone who has been brainwashed by the Clintons.

    Just in case you didn't know. No matter who you vote for Bush leaves – this is his last term.

    Typical Clintonite propaganda.

    Here's a reality, if Clinton wins, we will have a stagnant Government for 4 years. She will never get enough support in the Congress or Senate to do anything.

    Even many republicans will vote Obama if nominated. Wake up, don't fall for this Clinton-hype. If you want a democratic president who can unite the parties, the only choice is Obama.

    Bill is even now separating party lines defending his wife's waffling over the I.D. issue at the debate. He will do this the whole time she is in office. She can't make a decision until she sees the polls and knows what you want to hear.

    November 7, 2007 07:17 am at 7:17 am |
  19. Anon

    To Brendan H., San Antonio, TX :
    "Then explain why Hillary has out gained everybody in campaign contributions?"

    I think I can answer that.

    She can be bought and paid for, and everyone knows it.

    November 7, 2007 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  20. Karen,ny

    Wayne..yes we all voted yesterday and today it sounded to me like most of the Republicans won. You know when I signed the book and was waiting the man said your #100. I was wondering why he would announce that. I do live in a Republican town. That really made me wonder what was going on there.

    November 7, 2007 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  21. HC, new york, ny

    New USA Today/Gallup polling conducted this past weekend shows few signs that front-runner Sen. Hillary Clinton’s standing among Democrats nationally was affected by the recent Democratic candidate debate. Clinton’s 50% of the vote, Obama’s 22%, and Edwards’ 15% are virtually unchanged from Gallup’s Oct. 12-14 poll. Clinton continues to have the highest favorable ratings of the three leading candidates

    November 7, 2007 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  22. Bernard Rathmell, Columbus, Ohio

    In November 2008 we will elect a new person to lead the nation, perhaps, we should name that person "Selected by the RNC or DNC", when that person takes office in January 2009, nothing will change for the DNC and the RNC because that is the plan for America.
    The American voter will have hope restored, each morning served a bowl-full of promises for breakfast, leadership with vision comes at a much higher price than part-time interest in CNN, Fox, or Bloomberg news feeds, debates that seem endless as well as pointless, we can only wish in the next twelve months, that "None-of-the-above", will step forward outside the normal political process and lead us into the future. The DNC and RNC have a dismal record of leadership and the future requires vision as well as an energized citizenship, motivated to do more than just turn-off the television to avoid the Hillary-Guilliana-McCain-Biden-Thompson-Edwards-Obama-etc. Show.
    Who will be the One?

    November 7, 2007 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  23. Lee, sf, ca

    I am deeply disappointed at CNN for failing to report earlier today that the latest poll from Gallup shows that Hillary Clinton maintains that same large lead of 50% over Obama of 22%, virtually not changed since Gallup's October poll. She is also the most likeable candidate of all democrat candidate.

    November 7, 2007 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  24. Jeff, Nashville, TN

    I never got to participate in this poll. I am a registered voter and will be voting. My vote is for Ron Paul.

    November 7, 2007 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
1 2