In spite of not even being declared, and not having an organized campaign nor even an exploratory committee (just us unorganized grabastic bloggers), Fred Thompson is polling EVEN with Romney in Ohio. Note that even Newt is up there. Of course he's trailing Giuliani and McCain by a lot, since Romney cannot seem to get traction for some reason unknown to me. Is there really that much of a boat anchor effect of Romney being a Mormon? I hope not.
The Quinnipiac University poll also found that former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads the Republican contenders among voters in Ohio, which tipped the 2004 election for President Bush. Giuliani is favored by 31 percent of Republicans, compared with 20 percent for Sen. John McCain, 8 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 6 percent each for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson.
Courtesy of The Columbus Dispatch