The Fred Surge

Fred Thompson had been a putative candidate for so long, it seemed that his formal announcement to enter the GOP race for President was something of an after thought.But polls taken in the last 72 hours show now that he's in the race, Republicans are taking a close look at the newcomer and like what they see:The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that Fred Thompson is enjoying a bounce from his formal entry into the Presidential race. In the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination, Thompson is on top for the first time since late July. The former Tennessee Senator is currently the top choice for 26% of Likely Republican Primary Voters. Rudy Giuliani, who has been the frontrunner for most of the year, is close behind with support from 22%. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earns the vote from 13% while 12% prefer Arizona Senator John McCain. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee remains atop the second tier at 6%.In addition to the...(Read Full Post)