More bad news for the GOP: The public doesn't trust them anymore on their single biggest issue. When asked to choose among the leading Presidential candidates, 28% of American adults said that they would trust New York Senator Hillary Clinton the most on national security issues. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% named former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The survey also found that 15% named Illinois Senator Barack Obama and 11% picked former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson. Failing to reach double digits on this question were Arizona Senator John McCain at 7%, former North Carolina Senator John Edwards at 6%, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 2%.
(snip) Historically, national security has been an issue dominated by Republicans. Over the last year or two, especually since the Dubai Ports incident, the GOP has lost that advantage. Recent tracking polls have shown the two parties close to parity on the issue while the public generally prefers Democrats on a whole range of issues. Darn. All that nannystating for Jesus and authoritarianism gone to waste.