April 10, 2007
Giuliani Leads GOP Field; McCain Support Down in Latest Trial Heat
Thompson maintains third-place showing
by Jeffrey M. Jones
GALLUP NEWS SERVICE
PRINCETON, NJ -- The latest Gallup Poll of rank-and-file Republicans' preferences for their party's 2008 presidential nomination shows Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the large field of candidates. John McCain continues to place second, but with his lowest level of support to date. Fred Thompson and Newt Gingrich tie for third place.
Of the leading candidates, Giuliani is rated the most positively by Republicans and by all Americans. McCain's image is also mostly positive. Gingrich has a positive image among Republicans but a negative one among the general population, while Thompson and Mitt Romney are largely unknown.
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