Some of their problems are in their own party. Thirty-four percent of Republicans say they definitely would not vote for Romney, rising to 44 percent of evangelical white Protestants, a heavily Republican group with questions about Romney's Mormon religion. Twenty-seven percent of Republicans rule out Thompson.
FUNDRAISING — Finally, this poll shows broad skepticism about campaign fundraising in general — but, with no greater criticism of Hillary Clinton by dint of her support from now-indicted Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu.
Overall, 48 percent of Americans believe most of the presidential campaigns are engaging in improper fundraising, while just 40 percent think they're sticking to the rules. But, fewer, 39 percent, think Clinton's campaign, in particular, has raised money improperly.
Giuliani, naturally, does much better among people who think Clinton did something wrong — a group that includes 43 percent of independents, and about a fifth of Democrats. That suggests this is another of the issues he may try to use to wedge away some of Clinton's current supporters.
METHODOLOGY — This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Sept. 27-30, 2007, among a random national sample of 1,114 adults, including an oversample of African-Americans, for a total of 212 black respondents (weighted back to their correct share of the national population). The results have a three-point error margin for the full sample. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.