Rudy Giuliani has the support of 21% of Republicans in a new poll—down from 27% in June, which is bad enough, and second to the most popular option: none of the above. John McCain stands fourth, a notch below undeclared candidate Fred Thompson, in the most recent AP-Ipsos poll, out today, and Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the Democrats.
No top-tier GOP candidate has energized the evangelical wing of the party, and the AP reports that dissatisfaction could lead voters toward lesser-known hopefuls. Giuliani, Thompson, and McCain, with seven marriages among them, are thumping Mitt Romney in that crucial constituency. Across the aisle, blacks and Hispanics continue to support Clinton in droves over Barack Obama.