Conservatives will Come Home to Thompson

Posted On 3:15 PM by Steve Stevlic |

Fred Thompson got in the race too late. Fred does not have a serious chance of winning. He’s nowhere in the polls. That’s the narrative from the MSM. However, a closer look at the latest Rasmussen polling shows otherwise.

Fred Thompson has the highest favorability ratings among Republicans in Iowa.

Fred Thompson is viewed favorably by 77% of likely Iowa Republican Caucus goers according to Rasmussen’s latest Iowa Polling (Dec 19). That is the highest favorable rating of any Republican candidate. Romney’s favorability rating is at 73%, Huckabee 67%, McCain 63% and Giuliani 58%. The trend to watch: Huckabee’s favorability rating dropped from 81% to 67% in just one week. This poll was taken as Fred’s “Hands Down” bus tour began in Iowa. Fred will continue to campaign in Iowa exclusively until the caucus, maximizing his opportunity to turn those high favorable ratings into votes.

Fred Thompson is also the second choice of most Republican voters in Iowa.

“Among those who say there’s a good chance they could change their mind, Thompson and Huckabee top the second choice list” according to Rasmussen. How many voters are likely to change their mind before the caucus? Enough voters to change the outcome. The poll shows that nearly 40% of voters could choose another candidate before January 3. Only a bare majority of Romney voters (58%) and McCain voters (55%) say they are “certain they will not change their mind”. That is a lot of support that Fred is well positioned to pick up. What happens after Iowa? What are Fred’s chances nationally?

More Republican voters view Fred Thompson as conservative

In a Rasmussen Poll of 800 likely voters December 10 – December 18, 50% of Republicans view Fred Thompson as conservative. Trailing Thompson is Huckabee, who is viewed as conservative by 43% of Republican voters, compared to 41% of voters who view him as moderate or liberal (a 15% increase from the last poll). Even fewer voters view Romney as conservative (38%). More voters actually view Romney as moderate or liberal (43%). The “surging” McCain is still viewed as moderate to liberal by 59% of Republican voters. Maybe supporting amnesty and voting against the Bush Tax cuts were bad ideas.

Fred Thompson has the highest favorability ratings among Republicans of any candidate nationally

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that Thompson is viewed favorably by 67% of Republican voters. McCain and Giuliani are viewed favorably by 65%, Huckabee by 64%, and Romney by only 59%.

There is a lot of fertile ground in Iowa for Fred to take advantage of. A strong third place showing in Iowa will be the first step in capitalizing nationally. None of the Republican candidates poll at over 20% nationally in the Rasmussen poll because conservatives have not decided on their clear, consistent conservative choice, but they’re leaning towards coming home to Thompson.
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5 Response to 'Conservatives will Come Home to Thompson'
  1. CriticalThinker'> December 25, 2007 at 10:04 PM

    I am running a blog here a Blgospot, just started myself and I am a supporter of Fred Thompson. Hoping I could Blogroll you and vice versa. If you come across any information on Senator Thompson's run please send over. I would apprecaite it.

    URL is


  2. Melissa'> December 26, 2007 at 10:14 PM

    I'm adding you both =)

    I'm Melissa at I also blog at Happy to find more Fred heads!


  3. Anonymous'> December 26, 2007 at 10:19 PM

    FRED THOMPSON is the best person to lead this country. He is a true conservative and has been his entire life. All one has to do is check his record to see this.

    During my time in the Army as an Intelligence Analyst, I served under both Presidents Carter and Reagan (as my commanders in chief). Without argument, President Reagan was the best commander-in-chief a military person could ever have served under. Fred Thompson possesses the same qualities and vision as President Reagan in that he is strong on national defense and sees a dire need to secure our borders and control immigration.

    I can think of no better person to lead this country and fix the problems we have. He is the only candidate from either party who has specific and detailed plans on border security and immigration reform; revitalization of America’s armed forces; saving and protecting Social Security; and tax relief and economic growth. These are detailed on his Web site at . I challenge you to find any other candidate who has laid out specific plans to fix anything.

    Fred Thompson has published his first principles, some of which are mentioned above. In addition to those, he strongly believes in individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, federalism, traditional American values, the rule of law and is a strong proponent of the Second Amendment — all concepts established during the birth of our country and documented in our Constitution.

    Again, try to find any candidate who has laid out their plans to “fix” this country. You will find they all speak in vague and abstract terms on their plans.

    For those who have heard Fred Thompson speak, you will usually hear him say that the Fred Thompson you see today is the same Fred Thompson you saw yesterday and is the same Fred Thompson you will see tomorrow. He stands by his principles and values and doesn’t shift his positions based on polls or public opinion; in other words, he doesn’t say what the voters want to hear just to get elected, but remains steadfast on his views and convictions.

    During his time in the Senate he focused on three areas: to lower taxes, strengthen national security and expose waste in the federal government. Fred Thompson has foreign policy experience, having served as member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Intelligence committees.

    As chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, he opened the investigation in 1997 on the Chinese government’s attempt to influence American policies and elections, and this investigation identified connections with the Clinton administration (documented in the committee’s report).

    As a member of the Finance Committee, he worked tirelessly to enact three major tax-cut bills. Fred Thompson remains steadfast and even though a person may not agree with all his views and he understands some may disagree with him, you can count on him to be consistent and unwavering.

    Don’t be fooled by his laid back approach and what critics call his “laziness.” As a former assistant U.S. attorney, he earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor and he possesses the toughness this country needs in order to tackle today’s and tomorrow’s issues.

    I ask that you take a hard look at what this country needs, then take a hard look at all the other candidates’ views, policies, their records and their track record on consistency. Fred Thompson possesses integrity, loyalty, commitment, energy and decisiveness, all traits of an effective leader, and will emerge as the best person to take this country boldly forward.

    Please help Fred win in Iowa:


  4. john'> December 27, 2007 at 10:45 PM

    While Fred "gets it" on a lot of issues, he bombs out on one of the very most important issues: support for our ally Israel! A look at Fred's position statement on Israel on his website shows that he supports the "Roadmap" to Israel's destruction. His tatements sound pretty good till you get to the "peace process", and that's where Fred falls off the clif into roadmap folly, sounding just like Condi Rice. Here's a tip: Evangelicals are perhaps Israel's strongest supporters in this country! Any candidate who supports pressure on Israel to give up their land for a Palestinian state will have a difficult time attracting Evangelical votes. Mike Huckabee gets that! He flat out told Wolf Blitzer he's opposed to A Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria. That's the language of Zion I like to hear.


  5. Winghunter'> December 30, 2007 at 9:14 PM

    Drop on by
    when you get the chance.

    We have a lot of good folks there also and we're just a forum doing what we can to help Fred.