Rudy leads Hillary 52-43
Hillary's unfavorables are an enormous problem for her and Rudy's strength among unaffiliated voters suggest that Democrats are way off base in their anti war views since Rudy is clear on his support for winning the war in Iraq. He is also clear on his disdain for non-binding resolutions by Democrats.
In a match-up between the early 2008 frontrunners, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) leads New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) 52% to 43%. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Giuliani’s lead growing in recent months. His current nine-point advantage is up from a six point lead in January and a four-point lead in December.
Giuliani has solidified his title as the most popular candidate of Election 2008—his favorability ratings have inched back up to 70% (see summary for all Republican candidates).
Clinton is viewed favorably by 50% and unfavorably by 48%. The last four times that Rasmussen Reports has polled on a Giuliani-Clinton race, Clinton’s support has remained unchanged at 43%.
While both candidates draw reasonable levels of support from within their own party, Giuliani has an enormous 64% to 27% advantage over Clinton among unaffiliated voters.