New Jersey ’08: Hillary and Rudy

In New Jersey — now an early primary state — Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani still lead the pack in the race for President, according to a Strategic Vision poll released today. Among Democrats, Clinton gets 33% of the vote, followed by 19% for Al Gore, 11% for John Edwards, 9% for Russell Feingold, and 6% for John Kerry. Christopher Dodd and Joseph Biden are at 3%, while the other prospective candidates — Mark Warner (who has signed up major state Democratic fundraisers), Wesley Clark, Ed Rendell, Bill Richardson, Tom Vilsack and Evan Bayh — are at 1%. In the GOP filed, Giuliani leads John McCain by a 44%-28% margin. Seven other candidates are in single digits: Mitt Romney (7%), Newt Gingrich (3%), George Pataki (1%), Bill Frist (1%), Rick Santorum (1%), George Allen (1%) and Chuck Hagel (1%). Nearly half (48%) of New Jersey Republicans say they would like to see Condoleeza Rice run for President in 2008 — but if she were in the race, she would be at just 13% in the state, with Giuliani still leading McCain, 42%-19%.

New Jersey ’08: Hillary and Rudy