New numbers from Rasmussen suggest McCain is in trouble. Of course it’s early, but after essentially spending 8 years campaigning for the job, with name ID off the charts and a very well-know resume, attracting only 17 percent of GOPers is a problem. A big one. It’s a Big Apple sized problem.

2008 Republican Presidential Primary

Giuliani 33% McCain 17% Gingrich 13%

February 27, 2007

Arizona Senator John McCain’s (R) support among Likely Republican Primary Voters has slipped to the lowest level ever recorded since Rasmussen Reports began tracking the race shortly after last November’s election. McCain is now the top pick for just 17% of Republicans. That’s down two points from a week ago, five points since mid-January and is barely half the level of support enjoyed by Republican frontrunner Rudy Giuliani.

For the second straight week, the former Mayor of New York attracts support from 33% of Likely Republican Primary Voters. The man dubbed America’s Mayor in the wake of 9/11 has seen his personal favorables rise back to the 70% level once again.

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