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Poll: Rudy and Hillary lead



From Quinnipiac: "Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has opened double-digit leads over top 2008 Democratic presidential contenders in Florida, beating either New York Sen. Hillary Clinton or former Sen. John Edwards 50 – 40 percent, and topping Illinois Sen. Barack Obama 52 – 36 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

"This compares to a 47 – 42 percent Giuliani lead over Sen. Clinton in a March 7 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Arizona Sen. John McCain gets 45 percent to Clinton’s 44 percent. Edwards edges McCain 43 – 41 percent while McCain tops Obama 45 – 39 percent.

"In this latest survey, Giuliani leads the Republican pack with 35 percent, followed by Arizona Sen. John McCain with 15 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 11 percent, former U.S. Senator and actor Fred Thompson at 6 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 5 percent. With 36 percent, Clinton keeps her lead among Democrats. But former Vice President Al Gore has moved up to 16 percent, followed by Sen. Obama at 13 percent and Edwards at 11 percent. "

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:40pm]


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