After saying Giuliani is "right to dismiss" polls, Cavuto let him tout his lead of "more than double digits"

››› ››› SIMON MALOY

During his interview with Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on the October 30 edition of Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto said: "[P]olls are polls -- and you're right to dismiss them, I know as you do on the stump." Cavuto then cited an October 17-24 University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll showing Giuliani statistically tied for second place in Iowa with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and asked Giuliani: "[A]re you worried that Huckabee is actually the rising star here and threatening you?" Giuliani responded by touting his lead in the polls, saying: "[P]olls are polls, and there are a hundred of them, and we're ahead in about 98 of the hundred, in just about every state," adding, "[W]e're ahead in the national polls by double digits, we're ahead in every big state by sometimes more than double digits." Cavuto offered no challenge to Giuliani's touting of his performance in the polls, despite having just commended him for "dismiss[ing]" polls "on the stump."

From the October 30 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

CAVUTO: All right, let me ask you: polls are polls -- and you're right to dismiss them, I know as you do on the stump -- but this Hawkeye Poll in Iowa shows Mike Huckabee coming out of nowhere and very close to you. Now, Mitt Romney still leads that state by a lot, but are you worried that Huckabee is actually the rising star here and threatening you?

GIULIANI: No, you can -- polls are polls, and there are a hundred of them, and we're ahead in about 98 of the hundred, in just about every state. There are a couple of states where we're behind, but competitive. I'm not going to win every primary. I'm not going to win every vote. So, what we've got to do is figure out can we win enough of them to get nominated and as early as possible. So, we're going to work real hard to win all of them, and we're going to be very ready for the fact that we can't win every single one of them. But if you're asking me, do I want to be in my position or somebody else's right now, where we're ahead in the national polls by double digits, we're ahead in every big state by sometimes more than double digits --

CAVUTO: But not Iowa and New Hampshire. If you buy the argument that they kind of get people off to the races, you could be in a pickle, right?

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