Revivals

Can Rudy Win?

After the fiasco of his presidential campaign, it seemed Rudy Giuliani’s political career was in deep freeze. However, a new poll from Siena College shows New York Governor David Paterson leading Giuliani in a head-to-head matchup for the governorship by only six points, 49 to 43 percent. Giuliani remains popular in New York, with a favorable to unfavorable rating of 57 to 39 percent. Giuliani also leads Paterson among independents 54 to 37 percent and suburbanites 58 to 34 percent, while Paterson maintains a lead in New York City of 63 to 30 percent. It’s worth pointing out, perhaps, that Giuliani lost New York to John McCain in the Republican presidential primary.