Saturday, March 03, 2007

Giuliani Edges Out McCain in Perceptions of Viability for Presidency

by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ -- With former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain dominating Republican preferences for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, the GOP race is very much a "Tale of Two Candidates" at this point. A new Gallup Panel survey, conducted Feb. 22-25, 2007, also finds Giuliani and McCain holding huge advantages over the rest of the Republican field in their perceived chances of winning the general election. However, between Giuliani and McCain, Giuliani has the advantage in public perceptions of each man's chances of becoming president -- particularly with Republicans. (Results for the same question about the Democratic candidates are reported separately. See "Democrats View Hillary Clinton as Most Electable Democratic Candidate" in Related Items.)

Mark Towner, The Spyglass

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