March 9, 2007, - 11:35 am
By Debbie Schlussel
The Wall Street Journal’s “Washington Wire” reports that in the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll, Rudy Giuliani edges out Hillary Rodham Cankles and Barack Hussein Obama and leads among the mystical “independents,” as well as the Oprah crowd (that means women):
GIULIANI’S STRENGTH among independents provides early edge in 2008 race.
The former New York mayor leads Hillary Clinton 47%-42% and Barack Obama 45%-39% in presidential matchups. In both cases, his advantage among independents exceeds 20 percentage points.
Giuliani runs weakest in his native region, which leans Democratic and is most familiar with his polarizing pre-9/11 tenure. Northeasterners rate him favorably by 46%-29%, a more tempered view than Southerners’ 63%-8%. Giuliani trails Clinton 49%-38% in Northeast but edges her 45%-44% among women.
Even though I like Rudy and think he’s the only hope for the GOP to win the White House and avoid a President Cankles Administration, the WSJ should have reported on one or two other Republicans with these numbers, so we can see how dire the situation is (that Giuliani is the only one with good numbers vis-a-vis Cankles and Hussein).
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