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POLL: CBS/NYT 2008, Giuliani


New results from the most recent CBS News/New York Times national survey (CBS story, results; Times story, results) of 1,263 adults (conducted 9/4 through 9/9) finds:

  • Among 356 likely Republican primary voters, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani edges out former Sen. Fred Thompson (27% to 22%) in a national primary -- "narrowing his lead over Thompson to 5 percentage points after holding a 20-point edge last month;" Sen. John McCain trails at 18%, former Gov. Mitt Romney at 14%. All other candidates receive less than 5% each.
  • Among 470 likely Democratic primary voters, Sen. Hillary Clinton (at 44%) leads Sen. Barack Obama (26%) and former Sen. John Edwards (17%) in a national primary. All other candidates receive less than 5% each.
  • 48% say "being Mayor of a large city is the right kind of experience for becoming president;" 44% say it is not; 80% say "being a U.S. Senator is the right kind of experience," 79% say being a Governor is.
  • 31% of likely Republican primary voters who support Giuliani think Giuliani is opposed to abortion rights, 41% think he supports abortion rights, and 28% don't know.

 

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