Saturday, June 16, 2007
Fred Thompson Solidly in Second Place in Republican Preference for President Rudy Giuliani's Once Commanding Lead Beginning to Shrink
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- While Rudy Giuliani is still in first place in the race for the Republican preference for President, he has dropped by eight points from last month and former Senator and television star Fred Thompson is catching up. Three in ten adults who say they will vote in a Republican primary or caucus say they would vote for the former mayor while 22 percent say they would vote for Fred Thompson. Not all of Giuliani's losses are Thompson's gains. Mitt Romney also sees a small rise this month - up from eight percent last month to 11 percent this month. Even with all the discussion of his "2.0 version" of his campaign, Senator John McCain's showing has not changed from last month and is still at 18 percent.