Thursday, December 20, 2007

FOXNEWS: Giuliani, Romney Tied in GOP Race, New Poll Shows

Rudy Giuliani has yielded his lead in the Republican presidential race, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows.

According to the poll, Giuliani and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are now tied in the contest for the GOP nomination, each at 20 percent among Republicans nationally. The poll showed Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 17 percent and Sen. John McCain at 14 percent.

Poll results suggested that bad publicity surrounding Mr. Giuliani’s personal life may have been a significant factor in his fall from a high of 38 percent. Just 35 percent of Republican voters gave Mr. Giuliani a high rating on having “high personal standards that set the proper moral tone for the country.”

Sixty-five percent rated McCain highly on that issue; 60 percent rated Romney highly on the question and 53 percent Huckabee.

Among Democratic candidates, the poll showed Sen. Hillary Clinton maintaining a solid lead, 45 percent, over her closest rival, Sen. Barack Obama, at 23 percent.

Click here for the WSJ/NBC poll.

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