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Poll: Thompson Gaining Support Among State Voters

Posted May 7, 2007

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— A recent poll suggests a prospective Republican presidential candidate would make a strong showing in North Carolina.

According to the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, Fred Thompson would place second in the Republican primary race with 25 percent of likely Republican voters. The former Tennessee senator has not yet announced whether he will run for president.

It was the first time PPP included Thompson in the monthly primary tracking poll. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani would be first among potential Republican voters with 32 percent, followed by John McCain at 16 percent and Mitt Romney with 13 percent.

Presidential nominee John Edwards still remains on top with likely Democratic primary voters with 33 percent of the vote. Hillary Clinton ranks second at 27 percent with Barack Obama third at 20 percent.

In the Democratic gubernatorial race, Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue leads state Treasurer Richard Moore 35 percent to 29 percent. According to the poll, 36 percent of likely voters remained undecided.

On the Republican side, 57 percent of likely voters in the gubernatorial race remained undecided. According to the poll, Bill Graham would garner 21 percent of the vote, followed by 13 percent for Bob Orr and 9 percent for Fred Smith.


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  • Mmaker52 May 9, 2007

    Rose_High98....."3,300 is ENOUGH! HILARY for 2008.....and my question I pose to EVERY North Carolinian..."Why-the hell not?" ......It's time for a change in America and President Clinton has a NICE ring to it."

    the mere thought makes me shudder and want to run for cover

  • Mmaker52 May 9, 2007

    MsLisaC363.....How can people want John Edwards? He is as fake as Paris Hilton."

    So very true...the real meaning of LOSER

  • Mmaker52 May 9, 2007

    Fred/Rudy ticket sounds great

  • B.T.D.B May 9, 2007

    Clinton/Obama "08"

  • just saying May 8, 2007

    Go Fred Go!!!!!!!

  • RedStatesManWatts May 8, 2007


  • RedStatesManWatts May 8, 2007

    Then it is settled here in NC:

  • RedStatesManWatts May 8, 2007

    If Fred Thompson decides to run, he would win North Carolina and I would venture to say all of the South without any problem.
    I would love to see the following tickets:
    Fred Thompson/Jeb Bush
    Johnny Edwards/whoever else is liberal
    Then Johnny would get his chance to be completely landslided by the Republicans. Why Johnny would not even win one state!

  • jgriffith3792 May 8, 2007

    "He [Edwards] was the sorriest senator/representative NC has ever had. Worthless." Sorry, but that distinction goes to Libby Dole.

    mvnull, are you basing this on facts or just your feelings.....

    My view of Edwards is based on facts - attendance, voting record, support of NC issues, etc., etc.

  • 68_polara May 8, 2007

    I'm really glad to here this, I like Fred Thompson. I was figuring I would end up sitting at home on election day like many conservatives during the upcoming election. I won't vote for an candidate who will not uphold the constitution. That pretty much eliminates all democrats and unfortunately Mccain and Giuliani. I think he could be electable by a slight majority on the populous as well. I don't think you can say that about the other Republican candidates..