Quinnipiac: NJ Loves Rudy Over Hillary
I'm not sure how much credence to give to polls
this far out but it's certainly worth noting because the Garden State is one that the Democrats have to hold in order to win the White House.The Quinnipiac University poll found New Jersey voters prefer Giuliani over Clinton, and like Arizona Sen. John McCain just as much.
Giuliani leads Clinton 48 percent to 41 percent, while McCain and Clinton are about even, at 44 percent to 43 percent respectively, according to the poll.
More on Hillary's problems:New Jersey hasn't supported a Republican for president since 1988, but Richards said "a big chunk of New Jersey voters have negative feelings about the senator next door — enough to show two Republicans giving her a run for her money in this traditionally Democratic state."
"It's easy to explain why she trails 9/11 hero Rudolph Giuliani, less clear why Sen. John McCain from faraway Arizona is so close," Richards said.
Richards said the numbers show Clinton is not only trailing among independent voters, but losing Democratic votes to her Republican rivals.