A poll by Baselice & Associates has Rudy Giuliani leading the race as the preferred Republican nominee in Texas.
Giuliani leads John McCain 28% to 26%. Third in the poll was Newt Gingrich on 17% with Mitt Romney who announced he was running for President today, sitting on only 6%.
The GOP primary in Texas will be held on March 4, 2008, on the same day as 9 other states.
The poll was conducted about 3 weeks ago, and surveyed just over 500 likely Republican voters.