It is difficult to read polls this early, as it is hard to distinguish between those supporting a candidate based on issues from those supporting a candidate based simply on name recognition. It becomes even more difficult to judge when different polls produce conflicting results. While John McCain appears to be falling in most national polls, a closer look at the state-wide polls show that he may actually be making gains against Giuliani. Of the 32 states I have seen polls from, Giuliani is leading in 18, McCain is leading in 10, Romney is the man to beat in 2 states, and Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich each are the top man in one state. While Giuliani is clearly the frontrunner at this point, McCain has increased his total in several states, causing him to take away Giuliani’s top spot in states like New Hampshire and Michigan. While I do not support either candidate, I would rather see John McCain in office than Rudy Giuliani, and I have to ask the question, is Giuliani slipping?