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Monday, October 24, 2005 

New Poll: 2 out of 3 Republicans Would Beat Leading Dems in 2008

Now that I have your attention:
A poll recently released by Marist College Institute for Public Opinion has reveled a couple of interesting statistics.

First, Condi Rice would lose to Hillary Clinton (41% to 50%), but would almost tie Kerry (45% to 46%) and would again loose to John Edwards (42% to 49%).

Second, John McCain would wipe the floor with Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, or John Edwards.

John McCain 50%
Hillary Clinton 41%
Undecided 9%

John McCain 51%
John Kerry 40%
Undecided 9%

John McCain 49%
John Edwards 41%
Undecided 10%

Third, Rudi Giuliani would also wipe the floor with all three Potential Democrats:

Rudy Giuliani 50%
Hillary Clinton 43%
Undecided 7%

Rudy Giuliani 53%
John Kerry 40%
Undecided 7%

Rudy Giuliani 48%
John Edwards 43%
Undecided 9%

There are all other kinds of interesting facts in this poll. In general, I read this as popular Republicans, not associated with George Bush, would do very well against current leading Democrats. I also see that John McCain is currently the only candidate that enjoys solid majority approval in Democrat, Republican, and Independent camps. I wonder if the GOP will acknowledge this? I wonder if McCain will run as an Independent if they don’t?