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Election 2008 Poll: Richardson Enters Race Even with McCain

Thursday, January 25, 2007

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) has announced that he is joining the list of candidates seeking the White House in 2008. Richardson is viewed favorably by 35% of Americans and unfavorably by 27%. A plurality, 38%, don’t know enough to have an opinion. Despite being relatively unknown, Richardson enters the race essentially even with the man many consider to be the Republican frontrunner. The latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows John McCain (R) with 43% of the vote, just four points more than Richardson’s 39%. However, Richardson trails former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) by double digits, 49% to 34%. Support for McCain has been declining recently. Data released last week showed the Arizona Senator trailing Barack Obama (D) and John Edwards (D) in general election match-ups for the first time.

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