It’s a weird race when the best bit of news for Fred Thompson in South Carolina in a while is a poll that shows him in fourth place.
The poll, conducted Wednesday night, shows McCain with 28% in the state. Mike Huckabee is second with 20%. Mitt Romney does not appear to have received any bounce from his victory in Michigan, finishing third at 18%, just ahead of Fred Thompson at 17%.
Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul each have 4% and 9% remain undecided.
Still, PPP notes that “Thompson, who has been campaigning heavily in the state, is the only candidate to fare better than he did in a South Carolina poll PPP conducted late last week. He was at 14 percent then.”
If those numbers are accurate, it’s not unthinkable that Thompson could finish second and beat Romney and Huckabee.