Skip to comments.New North Carolina Poll Shows Fred Thompson Surging To Double-Digit Lead Over Giuliani
Posted on 07/05/2007 2:40:43 PM PDT by BlogsForFredThompson.com
Lane did not know just how fast his prophecy would come true! A poll from North Carolina just out this afternoon, and conducted this past Monday now has Fred Thompson vaulting to a huge lead over Rudy Giuliani! This poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, a non-partisan research group, surveyed 583 likely Republican voters. The results:
34% Fred Thomspon 15% Rudy Giuliani 13% Newt Gingrich 21% Undecided
Here is the actual text of the story:
On the Republican side, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson continues to lead the race, with 34 percent support. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's support fell for the second month in a row, to 15 percent, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich garnered 13 percent support. Another 21 percent of GOP voters said they were still undecided.
Public Policy Polling, a non-partisan research group, surveyed 629 likely Democratic primary voters and 583 likely Republican primary voters on Monday. The surveys have margins of error of 3.8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.
Interestingly, when I looked up the website for Public Policy Polling, I found the results of their poll from June 6:
Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has moved into the lead in the North Carolina Republican Primary. Thompson's support jumped from 25% of likely Republican primary voters in May to 37% in this month's poll, ousting Rudy Giuliani from the lead. In the Democratic race, John Edwards still leads his home state with the support of 30% of like Democratic primary voters.The poll in the story Lane posted earlier is from a different outfit, and even though it was just reported on by the New York Sun today, the details say the poll was conducted June 13-15 and was a poll of "active voters." The poll showing Fred way ahead is a poll of "likely Republican voters" -- in other words, the people likely to vote in the Republican primary!
This poll shows huge momentum for Fred, moving from behind just over a month ago, to now leading Giuliani by 19%.
It’s Thompson’s conservatism and the perception of his electability. Romney, McCain and Giuliani are all mavericks and that’s not a good sell in the South.
This is gonna leave a mark on all those Rudybots who were predicting Giuliani carrying the Southern states.
Fred has had a good week. Second week in a row he’s led all Republicans in the Ras national poll, too.
I can think of at least one southern peach who isn’t happy at this news......
I can think of the same one! LOL! And several more over at WA. Even some here at FR who are pretending not to support Rooty Tutti-Frutti!
You mean the one who keeps screaming for a fence even though rudi only feels we need a virtual fence? lol
Just goes to show what I have known practically my whole life (North Carolina is one of the most Conservative states in the USA) Whoo Hoo!!..
polls that have Thompson ahead are all outliers. oh, and he is at death’s door. and probably NOT even going to run, just acting as a stalking horse. that is, if he lives. /s
Welcome to FR:)
There are plenty of FRed heads here!
Are you on the Fred ping list yet?
Here in the South, we will always take the home town candidate over an outsider, and in the GOP primary, that makes for an unbeatable head start. Thompson/Hunter 2008!
...or maybe any state twice removed from New York.
You forgot he doesn’t have the fire in his belly and he is almost as immoral as Rudi.. ;^)
oh right. i forgot that he DATED WHILE HE WAS SINGLE.
Something tells me it’s gonna be a long summer for Rudy... Go NC!
Looks like I’m gonna have to think up a new tagline.
OK—I have to ask: What site is “WA”?
I suppose that's true, but having lived here for most of my life, it sure doesn't seem that way.