A couple of polls new are out.
: “Rudy Giuliani continues to hold a substantial lead in the GOP primary race.Among Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters, 31% currently favor Giuliani, with John McCain (18%) and Fred Thompson (17%) in a virtual tie for second place. Thompson’s support has dropped five points from a month ago, mostly as a result of decreasing enthusiasm among conservatives in the party. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the main beneficiary of Thompson’s losses.Huckabee’s support has risen from just 1% in July to 4% in September and 8% in October. Huckabee currently runs about even with Mitt Romney (9%) among Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters nationwide.” Rudy is up 17 pts over McCain among mdoerates and liberals, 9 pts over Thompson among conservatives, and two points over Thomspon among evangelicals.
There is Quinnipiac
poll showing Rudy 27%, Thompson 17%, Romney 14%, McCain 13% and Huckabee 6%.
Pew shows a substantial lead for Hillary in a head-to-head match against Rudy while Quinnipiac shows Rudy ahead.
And finally for those who like to follow the bouncing ball of Rasmussen
, today: Rudy 24%, Thompson 16%, Romney 14%, Huckabee 12% and McCain 11%.
All that averages out to an 11.5% RealClearPolitics
lead for Rudy(28.8%) over Thompson(17.3%), with McCain(14.5%), Romney(10.8%) and Hucakbee(7.2%) trailing.