If Terrorists Strike, People Want Rudy

That seems to be the message of this Fox News Poll. By a 50% to 36% margin–a wide gap in today’s polarized climate–respondents say they would rather have Rudy Giuliani at the helm than Hillary Clinton if another terrorist strike were to happen in the U.S. Giuliani also leads his Republican contenders by a wide margin as a “strong leader.”
There is lots more interesting data in the poll, but the bottom line, I think, is that Giuliani’s ace in the hole is also his party’s, and that if Republicans are able to retain the White House in 2008, it will be largely because of the public’s concerns about national security.
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