Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is popular within her party but could have trouble winning the presidency, according to a poll that also identified potential hurdles within the GOP for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Clinton is polling at 33% with second place John Edwards at 14%. The top two Republicans are Guiliani with 24% and McCain with 23%. Both republicans beat Clinton 49% to 43%. Clinton may be the party favorite but the poll shows that "Forty-seven percent of registered voters said they would definitely not consider voting for the New York senator." That is a problem.
Guiliani has his woes too.
But when Republicans were informed that Giuliani is "a pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay rights Republican," 47 percent said those traditionally liberal positions would be a major factor in determining how they voted while just 22 percent said they would not be a factor.
Will "pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-gay rights" doom Rudy? I think so. The gun control issue alone may do that. I am sorry Rudy fans, but I just don't see Rudy getting the nomination.
"For Hillary, it is: She is acceptable to Democrats, but is she electable?" said Marist's Lee Miringoff. "For Rudy, he's electable; but is he acceptable" to Republicans deciding the nomination?"
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