There are very few polls that I would follow this far ahead of the 2008 Presidential election; however, Rasmussen is the most credible. Rudy leads Hillary 52-43 in the latest polling. That’s up considerably from December. What is remarkable is the favorable rating that Rudy Giuliani gets as compared to the rest of the Republican candidates.
The Democratic Presidential primary candidates are still a three horse race, Clinton 28% Obama 24% Edwards 11%. However, as Rudy’s favorable/unfavorable (70/27) are off the charts, Hillary is mired with a 48% unfavorable rating. The question is will the baggage that Hillary carries be too much and turn off Democratic primary voters? Is it as David Geffen stated Hillary is too divisive to be elected, “I don’t think that another incredibly polarizing figure, no matter how smart she is and no matter how ambitious she is – and God knows, is there anybody more ambitious than Hillary Clinton?
Rudy is in the lead of a race that should have occurred during Hillary’s first NY Senate run. A race that Giuliani would have won then. Since that race that Rudy bowed out of he has become, “America’s Mayor“. The question is how does Rudy win over conservatives and the South? The answer is yet to be seen.