New Yorkers Want Rudy, Not Hillary, for President
New Yorkers want former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani to run for president in 2008 but not Senator Hillary Clinton and especially not Governor George Pataki.
Many adults in the Empire State believe a former New York City mayor should seek the White House in 2008, according to a poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. 51 per cent of respondents want Rudy Giuliani to run for president. GiulianiÃ¢€”a RepublicanÃ¢€”garnered national and international attention in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Support is slightly lower for New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at 44 per cent.
This is interesting, although it’s meaning is unclear. Given that Clinton is currently in office, it may well simply be an indication that New Yorkers would prefer that she stay in the Senate rather than making a run for office. It’s likely good news for Giuiliani. I can’t think of any way to read this positively for Pataki, however.