Giuliani Tops McCain With Vets

Vets favor Rudy over McCain; Obama
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2007 1:29 PM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,left, shakes hands with Roland Day, state commander of the Alabama Veterans of Foreign Wars, during a campaign stop in this Friday June...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In a new poll, military veterans like Rudy Giuliani best of the top-tier presidential hopefuls. Rudy beats ex-POW John McCain's favorable rating 64% to 52%, the Post reports. Surprisingly, the third place candidate is Barack Obama, at 44%, edging out Edwards (43%) and Thompson (40%). Clinton (37%) and Romney (33%) bring up the rear.

Clinton has the dubious distinction of having the highest unfavorable rating, with 59% expressing distaste for her. McCain tied with Obama for a 40% unfavorable rating. But when vets are broken down by party, Clinton is the favorite of Dems, backed by 41%  for the nomination compared to Obama's 30%.