How Voters Of Both Parties See The Ideology Of Their Candidates
Rudy Giuliani is seen as politically moderate or liberal by 74 percent of Republican voters. 59 percent say the same about John McCain while 43 percent hold that view of Mitt Romney. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41 percent now see Mike Huckabee as moderate or liberal and 39 percent see Fred Thompson in that manner.
Unlike the Republicans, Democrats see little ideological difference among their leading Presidential candidates. Obama is regarded as politically moderate or conservative by 50 percent of Democrats, 52 percent say the same about Edwards, and 62 percent see Clinton in that light.