03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rudy Falls Eight Points Behind McCain In Florida Poll

In a Republican Primary in Florida today, 1/11/08, after John McCain's New Hampshire win and before voting takes place in Michigan or South Carolina, McCain defeats former national frontrunner Rudolph Giuliani 27% to 19%, according to SurveyUSA's latest tracking poll for WFLA-TV Tampa.

Giuliani's entire campaign strategy has been to ignore early "small" states and concentrate on later "big" states, starting in Florida on 01/29/08. This strategy will be heralded as brilliant if Giuliani wins the Republican nomination, or cockeyed, if Giuliani cannot find a way to recapture the once commanding lead he held in Florida.

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