GOP candidates aren't inspiring voters
Dec 11,2007 00:00 by UPI
NEW YORK -- Three-quarters of Republicans said they are unsure whom to support for their party's presidential nomination just weeks before the Iowa caucuses, a poll said.

None of the GOP candidates are viewed favorably by half the Republicans polled, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll said. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was viewed favorably by 41 percent of Republicans, compared to 37 percent for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; 36 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and 30 percent for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

"They're not telling us what their plans or goals are, they're just mimicking each other," Republican respondent Libby Bass, 67, of Woodbine, Ga., told The New York Times in a followup interview. "I'm waiting to see if someone comes up with something that will change my mind."

Meanwhile, 59 percent of Democrats say they aren't yet set in their vote. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was viewed favorably by 68 percent of Democrats, compared to 54 percent for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and 36 percent for former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

The national telephone poll of 1,028 voters has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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