Expect to hear a lot of talk about this from Thompson’s campaign and his fans:
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 66% of Republicans believe that Giuliani at least somewhat likely to win the White House if nominated. That’s down from 72% a month ago.
Sixty-one percent (61%) of Republican voters now say that Fred Thompson is at least somewhat likely to win in nominated. That’s up from 57% last month.
McCain’s at 57 percent, Romney’s at 47 percent. I wonder if the talk of the pro-lifers bolting to a third party made some Republicans fear that Rudy wouldn’t keep the GOP base and win over the pro-choice soccer moms.