Former Senator Fred Thompson continues to build momentum, despite having not declared his intentions. As this press release from Draft Fred Thompson 2008 Committee indicates, Thompson tracks extremely well. This fact has to be disconcerting to the declared GOP field.
(Knoxville, TN) – Leading up to an April 18th meeting with Members of Congress in Washington and a May 4th speech to the Orange County, California Lincoln Club, new polls show growing support for former Senator Fred Thompson’s possible presidential campaign.
Although Thompson has not announced his intentions, polls consistently show him in second and third place nationally in the race for the Republican nomination for president. The latest CNN poll released yesterday indicates that without campaigning a single day, Thompson continues to have a strong third place showing with 12 percent behind Mayor Ruddy Giuliani and Senator John McCain and ahead of Governor Mitt Romney.
In a surprise upset, Thompson handedly won an Oklahoma Republican Party Straw Poll held over the weekend earning 32.5 percent of the vote. Giuliani drew 9.4 percent and both McCain and Romney drew 4.5 percent.
Conservative website NewsMax reported an online poll of close to 100,000 people showing Thompson’s favorable rating at 94 percent with 77 percent indicating support for him should he choose to run. In a head-to-head line up with other declared or possible Republican candidates, Thompson received 62.54 percent support.
“Obviously we continue to be thrilled with these numbers. Polls, though, don’t tell the whole story. We are hearing every day from people across America who are not looking at polls. They are looking at the person and they are choosing Fred Thompson.” said Dean Rice, treasurer for the Draft Committee.
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