The Collegian Online | Jordan Ruud
Issues of Giuliani’s potential purely as a leader aside, how does he hold up as a candidate in the eyes of his own party?
According to a Cook Political Report poll from April 1, he draws the highest potential vote from Republicans nationwide: 34 percent of the potential vote, as opposed to John McCain’s 17 percent.
The poll was conducted prior to Giuliani’s emphatic championing of abortion rights and his acknowledgment that he would not try to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
“If I’m going to appoint strict constructionist judges, which I’m going to do, for the reason that they are going to strictly interpret the Constitution, then, as president, I have to be a strict constructionist,” Giuliani said during an April 5 news conference. “The present state of the law on these issues is not something that I would seek to change.”