Tuesday, August 23, 2005


HatTip to Instapundit. There were various online polls going on at the leading right-leaning blogs. At Patrick Ruffini's blog, the results were:

Giuliani - 31%
Allen - 20.4%
Gingrich - 14.7%
Romney - 9.7%
McCain - 7.6%

More from Instapundit:

RUDY GIULIANI IS KICKING BUTT in Patrick Ruffini's 2008 Republican straw poll. What's really interesting, though, is that the results are pretty robust notwithstanding the different flavors of blogs. Giuliani is a huge favorite among InstaPundit readers (McCain is a distant second). But he also holds the lead (albeit narrowly) among Hugh Hewitt readers, who are on the social-conservative side and who didn't favor him last time around. He also leads among Michelle Malkin readers and among Power Line readers.

FreeRepublic readers favor Tom Tancredo, which probably says something about the GOP's vulnerability on immigration. And Condi Rice seems to lead pretty much everywhere in the "fantasy candidate" category. I think this makes her a very plausible VP candidate.

Interestingly, I'm pretty sure that a similar poll of Democrats would show a similar lead for Hillary Clinton. Is there some sort of New York magic at work? Forget a "subway Series" -- could we have a "subway election" in 2008?

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