REAL CLEAR POLITICS
Posted by TOM BEVAN
NewWinthrop /ETV poll in South Carolina (Oct 7-28, 522 likely GOP primary voters, MoE 4.29%, and 534 likely Democratic primary voters, MoE 4.24%). The big news in the poll comes on the Republican side, where Romney, Giuliani and Thompson are in a statistical tie for the lead, with nearly 1 in 3 likely primary voters still undecided:
Onthe Democratic side, Clintonhas expanded her lead over Barack Obama to 10 points but, as with the GOP,nearly 1 in 3 Dem primary voters remain undecided:
Other notables: 66.4% of GOP primary voters say their party should make a"special effort" to reach out to black and Hispanic voters, and of that group a full 47% said the GOP is currently not doing enough to reach out to minority voters. 62% of Republicans approve of the job President Bush is doing,87.9% of Democrats disapprove.
Ina head-to-head match up between Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, 7.6% of Democrats would cross over to vote for Rudy versus only 5.1% of Republican crossing for Hillary, a net 2.5% gain for Giuliani. However, that gain would be offset by the fact that more than 1 in 10 Republicans (11.2%) said they would vote for "neither" candidate or plain "wouldn't vote" in a Rudy-Hillary scenario, while only 4.9% of Democrats indicated they would do the same.