by Steven Ertelt
January 21, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Rudy Giuliani left Iowa, New Hampshire and other leading primary states to the rest of the Republican field with the hopes of making a comeback in Florida. Not only have recent polls shown that the pro-abortion ex-mayor has lost his Florida lead but recent surveys in Super Tuesday states show him losing leads there as well.
Even in his home state of New York, Giuliani now trails John McCain, the winner of the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries.
New polls released Monday from the Marist Institute and Siena find Giuliani running second.
Marist shows McCain leading in New York with 34 percent of the Republican vote with Giuliani and Romney tied at 19 percent each. Huckabee receives the support of 15 percent of Republicans while Fred Thompson has the backing of six percent.
Siena shows McCain ahead with 36 percent to 24 percent for Giuliani, 10 percent for Romney, and Huckabee and Thompson in mid single digits.
A Friday Rasmussen poll of California voters finds Giuliani has dropped to fifth place there.
It has McCain ahead with 24 percent, Romney second with 17 percent, Huckabee and Thompson at 13 percent and Giuliani behind with just 11 percent of GOP voters favoring him there.
A Hartford Courant poll in Connecticut also shows McCain leading in the northeastern state. It has the Arizona senator at 39 percent while 16 percent of GOP voters there support Giuliani, 11 percent support Romney, 8 percent favor Huckabee and six percent like Thompson.
Giuliani is third in Massachusetts as a Thursday Survey USA poll has Romney winning there, as expected, with the backing of 48 percent of Republicans, McCain supported by 34 percent and Giuliani third with 8 percent.
A Rasmussen poll released Thursday from New Jersey also shows Giuliani fading as McCain leads there with 29 percent to 27 percent for the former mayor. Romney and Huckabee are tied at 10 percent in the survey.
And in Pennsylvania, a Keystone Poll from Thursday has McCain leading with 30 percent to 14 percent for Giuliani, 12 percent for Huckabee and the rest of the GOP field in single digits.