PPP’s polling in North Carolina, South Carolina and Iowa have had Fred Thompson in a much stronger position in the Republican Presidential Primary than other national and statewide polls had shown. We had Thompson leading in the Carolinas and a strong second in Iowa.
But two new national surveys have now captured the Thompson surge. A Rasmussen Reports survey conducted June 4-7 has Thompson tied with the usual poll frontrunner Rudy Giuliani at 24%. And a LA Times/Bloomberg survey conducted June 7-10 has Thompson a strong second behind Giuliani (21%-27%).