Mitt Romney boasts a comfortable lead heading into Saturday's Republican caucuses in Nevada, according to a new poll.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal survey published today gives Romney a 34 percent to 15 percent edge over John McCain. Mike Huckabee was in third with 13 percent, followed by Fred Thompson with 8 percent, Ron Paul with 7 percent, and Rudy Giuliani with 6 percent.
Besides the rise of Romney, who is focusing on Nevada while his rivals slug it out in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, the big news out of the poll is the collapse of Giuliani. He led in the Review-Journal survey last month with 25 percent to Romney's 20 percent, but his support has plummeted since lackluster finishes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Michigan. Giuliani's unconventional strategy counts on winning in Florida on Jan. 29.