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Thursday, May 24, 2007
Gallup: Giuliani, Edwards lead in favorability ratings
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani has the highest favorability rating among the top Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, according to a new Gallup poll.

Giuliani has a favorability rating of 62 percent, while former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, has the second highest rating at 56 percent. Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Massachusetts, has the lowest favorability rating at 27 percent.

Favorable Unfavorable Never Heard of

Rudy Giuliani 62% 24% 6%
John Edwards 56% 24% 11%
Barack Obama 55% 20% 16%
John McCain 54% 27% 9%
Hillary Clinton 53% 45% -
Mitt Romney 27% 19% 41%

Sampling Date: May 10-13, 2007
Sample Size: 1003 Adults
Margin of Error: +/- 3%

-- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai
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