Rudy Giuliani has abandoned state after state when he has seen his poll numbers fall. He has drawn a line in the sand in Florida, where he is spending his remaining campaign funds. Money is so tight that his campaign staff isn’t even being paid anymore. Now it appears that that line may have been drawn in quicksand. John McCain has overtaken Giuliani in Florida!
- John McCain 27% (10%)
- Rudy Giuliani 19% (29%)
- Mitt Romney 17% (20%)
- Mike Huckabee 17% (24%)
- Fred Thompson 8% (8%)
- Ron Paul 5% (-)
SurveyUSA summarizes the poll this way:
Suddenly, NH Win Slingshots McCain Past Giuliani in Florida Republican Primary: Rudolph Giuliani, who had led in a Florida Republican Primary by as many as 14 points in previous SurveyUSA tracking polls, today trails John McCain by 8 points, fighting with Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney to hold onto 2nd place, 3 days after McCain won the New Hampshire Primary.
What an incredible reversal of fortune! A McCain surge in Florida. This will be a race to remember.
Hat Tip: Race 4 2008.
Update: Giuliani’s national finance chair, Roy Bailey, co-founding partner of Giuliani’s consulting firm is no longer being paid either. Why? He bailed. He’s no longer working for Rudy, the sinking ship.