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Independent Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be GOP Spoiler

Though New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has denied any intention to run for president, associates hint that he is nonetheless considering an independent or third-party candidacy. If he does follow that route, the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey of the presidential contest indicates he would probably siphon votes from the Republican nominee. Rasmussen Reports national telephone surveys show New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) essentially tied with both former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) and Arizona Senator John McCain (R).

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