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M&A POLL: FRED THOMPSON GAINING SUPPORT AMONG REPUBLICANS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 5, 2007Since our last national poll conducted in April for Citizens United, there has been significant movement among likely Republican voters on the Presidential primary ballot.  Rudy Giuliani’s support has decreased by 4 points from 28% to 24%, while Fred Thompson’s support has risen five points from 13% to 18%.  Support for John McCain (16%/17%), Mitt Romney (8%/7%) and Newt Gingrich (6%/5%) remains consistent with the April results.Among moderate Republicans, Thompson’s support has increased by 14 points (4% to 18%), while Giuliani’s support has decreased significantly (37% to 29%).  McCain (19% to 16%) and Romney (8% to 3%) have also lost support among moderate Republicans.  Giuliani shows a slight loss among conservative Republicans (25% to 22%), while Thompson (16% to 18%), McCain (14% to 16%) and Romney (8% to 10%) show slight gains.To view full ballot results, with breakdowns by ideology and comparisons with our April 15 poll, please visit our website.