ABC News Political Unit's 2008 Presidential Invisible Primary Ratings, Vol. 1

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Polling/Name ID
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
Rudy Giuliani 1
John McCain 2
Newt Gingrich 3
Bill Frist 4
George Pataki 5
George Allen 6
Mitt Romney 7
Mike Huckabee 8
Chuck Hagel 9
Sam Brownback 10
Tom Tancredo 11

Polling/Name ID
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Hillary Clinton 1
John Kerry 2
John Edwards 3
Joe Biden 4
Wesley Clark 5
Tom Daschle 6
Mark Warner 6
Evan Bayh 8
Bill Richardson 8
Russ Feingold 10
Tom Vilsack 11

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Fire in the Belly: How badly does the candidate want it? How hard is he/she willing to work? Will he/she do "what it takes" to win, including shedding or at least temporarily freeing himself/herself from other responsibilities and distractions? Are they ready to ask strangers for $4,200 contributions and sleep in bad hotels away from the family night after night?

Fire in the Belly
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
John McCain 1
Mitt Romney 2
George Allen 3
Mike Huckabee 4
Sam Brownback 5
George Pataki 6
Bill Frist 7
Chuck Hagel 8
Newt Gingrich 9
Tom Tancredo 10
Rudy Giuliani 11

Fire in the Belly
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Mark Warner 1
Hillary Clinton 2
John Edwards 2
Bill Richardson 2
Joe Biden 5
John Kerry 5
Evan Bayh 7
Wesley Clark 7
Russ Feingold 7
Tom Vilsack 7
Tom Daschle 11

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Endorsements: Political insiders and reporters sometimes overestimate how the support of local and national elected officials can affect on voter turnout on Election Day. But winning key endorsements during the Invisible Primary, particularly in Iowa and New Hampshire, is a great way to attract attention from the media and would-be donors. The first open contest on both sides without a president or vice president in the mix in the last eighty years makes the scramble for endorsements all the more intriguing.

Endorsements
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
John McCain 1
George Allen 2
Mitt Romney 3
Rudy Giuliani 4
Bill Frist 5
Mike Huckabee 6
George Pataki 6
Sam Brownback 8
Newt Gingrich 9
Chuck Hagel 10
Tom Tancredo 11

Endorsements
  Democrats
Potential Candidates
Hillary Clinton 1
John Edwards 2
Mark Warner 3
Tom Vilsack 4
John Kerry 5
Evan Bayh 6
Joe Biden 6
Wesley Clark 8
Bill Richardson 8
Tom Daschle 11
Russ Feingold 11

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Party Constituencies: The Republican Party faithful come from three main spheres and we'll break this category down as we get closer to 2008. For now, support from evangelical Christian social conservatives, 2nd Amendment libertarian-minded folks, and fiscal conservatives is vital to building a viable candidacy. The Democratic primary electorate hails from many different ethnic, income, and other groups, and we'll break this category down, too, as 2008 approaches. For now, support from labor, African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and Hollywood is vital to building a viable candidacy.

Party Constituencies
  Republicans
Potential Candidates
Sam Brownback 1
Mike Huckabee 2
George Allen 3
Bill Frist 4
Newt Gringrich 5
John McCain 6
Chuck Hagel 7
Mitt Romney 8
Tom Tancredo 8
Rudy Giuliani 10
George Pataki 11

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