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Monday, July 23, 2007

J-Pod notices a serious front-runner

J-Pod at the Corner takes note of a WaPo piece on the true frontrunner among the GOP candidates:

With many Republicans increasingly pessimistic about holding the White House in 2008, electability has become former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani's most appealing attribute.

A new
Washington Post-ABC News poll of the Republican field shows Giuliani with a sizeable lead over his three principal rivals. The former mayor was the choice of 37 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, well ahead of Arizona Sen. John McCain and the still-undeclared Fred Thompson, the former senator from Tennessee, virtually tied at 16 and 15 percent, respectively. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ran fourth with 8 percent.

Giuliani's frontrunner status is fueled by a broad-based perception that he is the party's most electable candidate. Nearly half of Republicans believe Giuliani is their party's best chance of winning in November 2008; that is three or four times higher than the percentage mentioning other candidates. Democrats and independents also said Giuliani would represent the Republicans' best shot at holding onto the White House.

Many people thought Rudy didn't have a chance. At this point, he can't be discounted. I hope the Left is ready for the lumps Rudy's about to hand out. He handed out a couple today. They're not getting a free ride. It's not going to be easy. It's going to be a street fight, and a no holds barred one at that. The other thing the Democrats have to withstand from a Giuliani candidacy is that he will draw the Reagan Republicans back to the party they thought had abandoned them. We haven't, really, but he's going to emphasize the point with spades.

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