Among the major candidates seeking the GOP Presidential nomination, former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson is viewed as politically conservative by more voters than anybody else. That’s true among all voters and also among Republican voters. It’s a key factor in why Thompson is currently doing so well in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.
Thompson and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee are the only candidates seen as more conservative in this survey than before.
Perceptions of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani have changed little over the past month. Arizona Senator John McCain is less likely to be considered politically conservative than he was a month ago.
Among Republicans, 49% now see Thompson as conservative (up from 42% a month ago). Forty percent (40%) say the same about Romney (little changed from 39% a month ago).