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February 15, 2007

Trouble For Giuliani: Most Republicans *Don't* Know His Position On Abortion

This has been the big question -- were Republicans aware of Giuliani's pro-choice position and just cool with it or did they really not know?

FoxNews asked the question -- a majority either incorrectly thinks he's pro-life (21%) or doesn't know (36%).

Honestly, Rudy has to tack further right, even if he doesn't want to, and even if it will bring cries of flip-flopper. He's got a great lead now in the polls, but some of that support is from people who don't know his positions on social issues.

It's always been the case that it's relatively easy for a dynamic, popular figure to rise high in the polls before voters know much about his actual positions. The public is free to assume the candidate in question agrees with them on most issues, which they do -- because people are optimistic, and they assume anyone who's pretty cool must have similar political views.

What happens when Rudy's position as frontrunner invites a huge amount of coverage for his liberal-ish views, though?


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