New York: Giuliani Now Leads Paterson, Trails Lil’ Cuomo

New York: Democrats Would Throw Out Paterson, Gillibrand in Primary

In a general election matchup, Gov. Paterson ties former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a possible Republican challenger, 43 – 43 percent, with 10 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Paterson leads 70 – 18 percent among Democrats, while Giuliani leads 80 – 9 percent among Republicans and 47 – 38 percent among independent voters. New York City voters go with Paterson 52 – 35 percent, while Giuliani leads 48 – 36 percent among suburban voters and 47 – 38 percent upstate.

Attorney General Cuomo leads Giuliani 51 – 37 percent in the Governor’s race, ahead 81 – 11 percent among Democrats and 45 – 40 percent among independent voters. Giuliani leads 76 – 11 percent among Republicans. Cuomo is up 61 – 30 percent in New York City and 48 – 41 percent in the suburbs and gets 44 percent of upstate voters to Giuliani’s 42 percent.
Quinnipiac

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Obama’s Sputtering Start Has Republicans Already Thinking About 2012

Potential challengers, according to World Net Daily:

Sarah Palin
Bobby Jindal
Mark Sanford
Tim Pawlenty
Mitt Romney
Mike Huckabee
Rudy Giuliani
David Patraeus
Newt Gingrich
Jeb Bush
Charlie Crist
Lindsey Graham
Rick Perry
Jon Huntsman

The ones in bold are my favorite on the list.

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2012: Palin & Romney Favored

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Candidate Republicans All Voters
Palin 24.4% 13.4%
Romney 18.1% 13.7%
Jindal 15.6% 12.5%
Huckabee 9.7% 8.0%
Giuliani 4.9% 5.0%
Paul 2.9% 7.4%
Someone Else 8.2% 20.3%
Not Sure 16.2% 19.7%

Source: Zogby International

McCain 34, Huckabee 21, Giuliani 18, Romney 14, Fred 6

Please tell me which of the following people you would be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for president in 2008.

Jan. 2008 Dec. 2007 Nov. 2007
John McCain 34% 13% 16%
Mike Huckabee 21% 22% 10%
Rudy Giuliani 18% 24% 28%
Mitt Romney 14% 16% 11%
Fred Thompson 6% 10% 19%
Ron Paul 5% 6% 5%
Duncan Hunter 1% 2% 4%
Tom Tancredo n.a. 1% 3%
No opinion 2% 6% 5%

Source: Opinion Research Corporation / CNN
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 397 registered Republicans, conducted from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2008. Margin of error is 5 per cent.