Giuliani 26; Thompson 25

Republican Presidential Primary Contenders

Jul. 26 Jul. 12 Jun. 28
Rudy Giuliani 26% 24% 24%
Fred Thompson 25% 25% 27%
Mitt Romney 12% 12% 13%
John McCain 10% 12% 12%
Mike Huckabee 2% 2% 3%
Sam Brownback 2%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with approximately 600-650 likely Republican primary voters, conducted from Jul. 23 to Jul. 26, 2007. Margin of error is 4 per cent.

Hillary Has 19 pt. Lead Over Obama

Democratic Presidential Primary Contenders

Jul. 26 Jul. 12 Jun. 28
Hillary Rodham Clinton 42% 38% 39%
Barack Obama 23% 26% 26%
John Edwards 14% 13% 13%
Joe Biden 3% 2% 3%
Bill Richardson 2% 3% 5%
Dennis Kucinich 2% 3%
Chris Dodd 2% 1%

Source: Rasmussen Reports
Methodology: Telephone interviews with approximately 750-800 likely Democratic primary voters, conducted from Jul. 23 to Jul. 26, 2007. Margin of error is 4 per cent.

Italy: Prodi Government Unpopular

The government has been in place for one year. How would you rate its performance?

Very positive 5.2%
Moderately positive 25.1%
Moderately negative 25.4%
Very negative 33.8%
Not sure 10.5%

Some people believe the current government is not leading a fluid and coherent policy due to internal tensions and differences between the parties that form the Union (Unione). Do you agree or disagree with this assessment?

Agree 76.7%
Disagree 13.4%
Not sure 9.9%

Source: Arnaldo Ferrari Nasi / Il Giornale
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 750 Italian adults, conducted from Jul. 18 to Jul. 21, 2007. No margin of error was provided.

Conservatives Still Lead in Germany

What party would you support in Germany’s next federal election?

Jul. 20 Jul. 13 Jul. 6
Christian-Democratic Union
Bavarian Christian-Social (CDU-CSU)
38% 38% 39%
Social Democratic Party (SPD) 25% 24% 24%
Left Party (Linke) 13% 13% 13%
Green Party (Grune) 10% 10% 10%
Free Democratic Party (FDP) 9% 10% 9%

Source: Forsa / Stern / RTL
Methodology: Interviews with 2,501 German adults, conducted from Jul. 16 to Jul. 20, 2007. Margin of error is 2.5 per cent.

Venezuela, South Africa Considered Among Most Dangerous Nations

Is there any area within a kilometre of your home where you would be afraid to walk alone at night?

Yes No
Venezuela 84% 16%
South Africa 80% 19%
Bolivia 71% 29%
Kenya 69% 31%
Ivory Coast 65% 35%
Brazil 64% 35%
Peru 61% 36%
Chile 61% 38%
Argentina 56% 43%
Nigeria 51% 46%
Mexico 50% 48%
Ethiopia 50% 50%
Uganda 49% 48%
Ghana 47% 51%
Senegal 47% 52%
Palestinian Ter. 44% 49%
Poland 43% 54%
Bulgaria 42% 54%
Pakistan 40% 57%
Morocco 40% 58%
Italy 37% 62%
Slovakia 36% 64%
Turkey 36% 60%
Japan 36% 61%
Czech Republic 35% 65%
Tanzania 35% 65%
Lebanon 32% 66%
Mali 31% 69%
South Korea 30% 66%
United States 30% 69%
Britain 30% 70%
Malaysia 29% 69%
France 29% 71%
Russia 27% 70%
Canada 25% 73%
Sweden 25% 74%
Spain 24% 74%
Israel 24% 70%
Bangladesh 23% 77%
Germany 23% 76%
Kuwait 21% 75%
China 21% 77%
Ukraine 20% 77%
Indonesia 19% 79%
India 19% 80%
Egypt 16% 82%
Jordan 8% 89%

Source: Pew Global Attitudes Project
Methodology: Interviews with 45,239 adults in 46 countries and the Palestinian Territories, conducted from Apr. 9 to May 23, 2007. Margins of error range from 2 per cent to 4 per cent.

What Canadians Think of Labor Unions

How much influence do you think labour unions currently have in Canadian life?

Too much influence 48%
Too little influence 14%
About the right amount 22%
Not sure 15%

Thinking of labour unions, to what extent do you think each of the following should exercise their right to call a strike?

Always / Most
of the time
Some of the time / Never
Emergency workers 14% 82%
Health workers 17% 79%
Public school teachers 21% 75%
Public transit employees 21% 75%
Provincial civil servants 21% 73%
Federal civil servants 21% 73%
City and municipal workers 22% 74%
Telecommunications workers 26% 69%

Do you think the Canada Labour Code should be amended to prohibit employers from hiring replacement workers to perform the duties of employees who are on strike or locked out?

Yes 35%
No 50%
Not sure 15%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,000 Canadian adults, conducted on Jul. 23 and Jul. 24, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Americans Would Vote For Independent

However, the numbers go down considerably when people find out it’s Bloomberg that’s the candidate.

Thinking of the presidential election next year, would you consider voting for an independent candidate who is not a Democrat or Republican?

Definitely would consider 22%
Probably would consider 44%
Probably would not consider 16%
Definitely would not consider 14%
Not sure 3%

Recently, Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, changed his party affiliation from Republican to independent. There has been talk that he is considering a run for president as an independent. Would you vote for Michael Bloomberg if he was to run for president?

Definitely would vote for him 3%
Probably would vote for him 20%
Probably would not vote for him 39%
Definitely would not vote for him 28%
Not sure 11%

Source: Harris Interactive
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,010 American adults, conducted from Jul. 10 to Jul. 16, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.