January 23rd, 2008
07:39 PM ET
12 years ago

Polls: Giuliani slipping in 'crucial' state

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Two new polls appear to show Republican Rudy Giuliani slipping in Florida, a state he once called "crucial" to his presidential chances.

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  1. DramaMan

    As a former New Yorker who lived under the Giuliani Regime this is the best news of the day, c'mon Florida let's send this Tyrant packing. He did what any other Mayor of any city would do in a time of crisis and this alone cannot qualify you as presidential material. What about Kerik, his cheating, police brutality, 4 billion dollar deficeit Bloomberg and New York City inherited, failure to meet with black leaders and bully politics just to name a few reasons why he is not qualified. Crime was dropping nationally and it trickled down everywhere, okay he slashed welfare rolls and got rid of the 20 or so Squeegie Men who roamed the streets. Open your eyes America, any accomplishments he is boasting about was 7 – 10 years ago, what has he done for us lately?

    January 24, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. Jenny, Worcester MA

    no takers, eh?

    January 24, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  3. Todd C.

    Rudy is still running for President??

    January 24, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  4. charlotte


    January 24, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  5. ED

    When you want to dance you must pay the orchestra, it is now time to pay Rudi . You had plenty of free dances.

    January 24, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  6. John, Washington DC

    I can't believe he's still considered a contender, even by himself or his campaign.

    January 24, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  7. Steve

    What the press can't bring itself to say is that McCain is also slipping in the polls and the only one surging ahead is Romney.

    Go Mitt! Good luck in the debate tonight!

    January 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. SC for Huckabee

    It's no wonder, Rudy did a great job in New York and is a good person. I only hope that after his Florida campaign that he helps to ignite the Huckabee camp.

    Mike Huckabee is the only candidate that has a chance in the General Election. Mike Huckabee inherited a fiscal nightmare in Arkansas; the infrastructure was on the verge of collapse and brought the states educational system from 49th to 8th during his tenure. He cut taxes and lowered the deficit while balancing the budget, how can anyone say that he's not a fiscal conservative? Let us not forget, "read my lips, no new taxes" after which was that largest tax increase in history. The American people have to realize that in order to recover from the last 7 years that sacrifice will be mandatory. The difference is that Mike Huckabee will be honest and straight forward with the American people, which is what we expect from our President.

    The Clinton's are old news, while Mike Huckabee represents new views that will enable America to strengthen and restore her credibility in the world.

    Mike Huckabee is the only candidate running, from either party, who will place people above politics. With our troops being shot at and killed on foreign soil, I don't want my candidate taking pot shots at opponents; stick to the issues or stand down. Neither do I want my candidate having a short fuse while focusing on long term solutions and goals for the Country.

    Fred Thompson took the SC Primary from Mike Huckabee and gave it to his friend John McCain. While the list of candidates is shrinking, it's important to realize that as a nation, we have not elected a President who held a seat in the Senate since JFK. I hope and pray that Florida gets it right!

    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb debating on what to have for lunch, Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
    "Benjamin Franklin"

    January 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Could Rudy be on his way out? It could be the beginning of the end for him... We'll have to wait and see.

    January 24, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  10. Jeff, Huntington Beach, CA

    Thank God, one disaster going down for the count. Romney will hopefully be next.

    January 24, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  11. Tim

    You are done. Your plan is obviously a failure and made no sense from day one. Thanks for trying but it is time to quit.

    January 24, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Steve

    What the press can't bring itself to say is that McCain is also slipping in the polls and the only one surging ahead is Romney.

    Go Mitt! Good luck in the debate tonight!

    January 24, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  13. Brian - Ohio

    What a strategy!!!!! Focusing on Florida and ignoring the first 5 states. If he loses Florida, his chances of getting the nomination are very low.

    January 24, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  14. Dave

    What the press can't bring itself to say is that McCain is also slipping in the polls and the only one moving up is Romney.

    Go Mitt! Good luck in the debate tonight!

    January 24, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  15. Sonny

    Seeing how Rudy finished 6th and 4th one time. 3rd place would be an improvement. Could be a problem going into Super Tuesday given the resources spent in Florida.

    January 24, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  16. Carol

    I seemed an odd plan to ignore the whole country. He isn't running for President of Florida. I thought it was an arrogant plan. I wouldn't support him. I don't care for Bush. If anyone thought Bush was bad. Rudy would have been much worse. Rudy would have made the most incredible grab for power. From everything I've been able to find, the guy comes across as a tyrant.

    January 24, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  17. Dave St Paul, MN

    Rudy, the top priority for the next few years will be the economy. Who does Wall Street support? The US needs Romney's Wall Street smarts more than ever.

    January 24, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  18. John

    So lets get this straight McCain 25%, + Romney 23%, + Huck 15%, + Guilianni 15%. This equals totally 78%. So what does that mean? Does it mean 22% for Ron Paul? He is still a candidate. I would appreciate a full report on all the candidates. Lets get back to having a real media once again please. I for one have had enough of this obvious media bias.

    January 24, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  19. chris

    Voters should focus less on the cosmetic and artificial topics on this race and think about their own reality. I am voting for Rudy Giuliani because his proposal and economic plans makes sense for me. The tax cut on savings, investments and income will allow me to save and plan for my family's future. This additional money will allow us to dream of someday owning a house or starting a business and if the later becomes a reality then we can add jobs to the economy.

    It is a shame that people get so hot and heavy into the the partisan and relational aspects of each candidate and not think about who's proposal will bring immediate change to their own reality. At the end, we are not voting for a party or a person but for things that will shape our own lives and our family to be better.

    Regarding polls....these florida polls have been crazy. One moment, Romney is at the top, the next Rudy and the next Mccain and the next a four way tied.......the large disparities between them all tell me one thing. No one knows whos on top. I'm hoping that Rudy will win so we can fight another day. God Bless.

    January 24, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  20. Mscarol13

    Rudy and Ron Paul needs to just drop out and stop waisting the votes they don't have a chance a this dog fight

    January 24, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. Charlene

    Ignorance is not bliss folks!

    Saying that Rudy ignored the first five states is like saying that Huckabee, Mitt and Mccain are all ignoring the other 22 states on Feb 5th. Because while the others focused all their atttention on the first 5 states, Rudy has been canvasing the country to the other 22+ states. I suppose with your argument, it is better to ignore 10% of the population then ignoring 90% of the population.

    January 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  22. janet

    Rudy is the only candidate bold enough to make the necessary changes to turn this country around. It is funny to me that Mitt is running on a 'Turn around' slogan when Rudy is the only candidate who's got real proven records on turning things around....and not just anywhere but one of the largest economy and populated city in the country.

    Folks, this whole election is just an enormous job interview. And in doing so, it is only logical to ask "...have you been responsible for a large popluation before? have you implemented policies that have resulted in real positive change for a large community of people? have you executive experience where you have been held accountable for millions of lives? have you been tested in unspeakable situation where your leadership helped pacified the population? while leading a city or state, did you leave it in better shape then when you inherited it?"

    The object is to get a yes following with much specifics on all counts. The candidate qualified is the one who have done all of these things. In my view, Rudy is the only clear choice.

    January 24, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  23. David

    Ron Paul please win the nomination.

    January 24, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  24. Peggy

    I want Romney to win the nomination but I can stomach Rudy. Who I can't and won't vote for is Huckabee or McCain. Please Republicans let's get it right. Think outside the box.

    January 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Jr., California

    Go home Rudy. The dream is over.

    January 24, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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