Fred Thompson's campaign to win the Republican presidential nomination seems to be getting off to a good start.
Or at least that's the word from my friend the American pollster John McLaughlin who sent me the following release:
MULTIPLE NATIONAL POLL TRENDS FAVOR FRED THOMPSON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
This week’s round of new national polls is extremely encouraging. All are trending up for Fred Thompson. The CBS/NYTimes poll shows a gain of 15 points from a month ago. CNN shows us in a statistical tie for the lead, and the Rasmussen poll of likely Republican primary voters shows Fred Thompson in the lead.
Fred Thompson has clearly become the conservative alternative to Rudy Giuliani, while John McCain remains mostly flat and Mitt Romney is flat or declining. We agree with this analysis:
“Thompson’s gains since announcing have come primarily among conservatives likely to vote in a Republican Primary. In polling completed since his announcement, Thompson leads Giuliani by 12-points among conservative primary voters. That’s up from a five-point edge before the announcement.” (“The Thompson Bounce,” Scott Rasmussen; RasmussenReports.com, 9/10/07)
While good polls come and go, Fred Thompson has clearly moved into a competitive position following a good campaign launch.
To view comparative tables of recent poll trends from polls by USAToday/Gallup, CBS/NYTimes, CNN/Opinion Research, and Rasmussen, along with changes in the gap separating the leading contenders, please visit our website at http://mclaughlinonline.com/.