Presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton have double-digit leads over their closest party rivals, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll shows.
Among Republicans, former New York City mayor Giuliani has support of 30% of Republicans and Republican leaners, up 2 percentage points from last month and a 10-point lead over former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson. Thompson, who hasn’t announced his run, comes in with 20%, a 1-point increase over the previous month, when he trailed by 9 percentage points. Arizona Sen. John McCain has 16%, vs. 18% last month.
Giuliani has a pretty decent lead of Thompson at this point. Will Thompson’s announcement the first week of August do anything to shake up these polls? Of course, time will tell but I’m assuming his support hasn’t come close to peaking.
Hillary has the nomination, nothings going to change there. Obama can tout the excitement his supporters feel, but there just aren’t enough of them.