Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Via Angus-Reid Consultants (and The Note):
Many Republican Party supporters in the United States would like Rudy Giuliani to run for president, according to a poll by Opinion Research Corporation released by CNN. 31 per cent of respondents would support the former New York City mayor in a 2008 primary.
Arizona senator John McCain is second with 20 per cent, followed by former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich with 12 per cent. Support is lower for former Virginia senator George Allen, Tennessee senator Bill Frist, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, New York governor George Pataki, and Kansas senator Sam Brownback.
I assume the percentage of Republican primary voters backing Guiliani would be a good bit lower. But, for what it's worth, here's the breakdown from the CNN poll.
Rudy Giuliani: 31%
John McCain: 20%
Newt Gingrich: 12%
George Allen: 7%
Bill Frist: 5%
Mitt Romney: 5%
George Pataki: 4%
Sam Brownback: 1%