Republicans Don't Like Their Candidates

76% say they might still shift support; most awaiting 'wow' moment
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 3:52 PM CST

(Newser) – No Republican candidate is viewed favorably by even half of the GOP electorate, according to a new poll that also found 76% of respondents might still change their candidate. The survey found Mike Huckabee overtaking Mitt Romney nationally, and statistically tied with Rudy Giuliani. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, holds a substantial lead among Democrats, despite tight races in early-voting states.

Democratic respondents viewed Clinton as far more prepared than her opponents to be president, more electable, and more likely to unite the country, the New York Times reports. Bill Clinton is also seen as a major asset to his wife, whereas Oprah Winfrey’s stumping for Barack Obama resonated with a mere 1% of respondents.