Giuliani holds lead in poll of Republican voters,
McCain drops to fourth place
By Jason Bennert
August 16, 2007
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the onetime front-runner for the Republican
presidential nomination, has dropped to fourth place among the
candidates in a new poll released today of California Republican
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani remains the leading
choice of state Republicans with 35 percent in the new Field Poll.
His numbers are virtually unchanged from the March Field Poll
where he led the pack with 34 percent.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has doubled his number
from 7 to 14 percent to capture second place while former Tennessee
Sen. Fred Thompson, who has not officially entered the race, increased
his number from 8 to 13 percent.
McCain was at 24 percent in March but has fallen to 9 percent.
Six other candidates received between 1 and 3 percent each and
one-in-five state Republicans remains undecided, according to
The poll was conducted by phone from Aug. 3-12. The margin of
error is plus or minus 5.4 percent.
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