LifeNews: Fred Thompson possibilities affecting polling. Could he be the next Ronald Reagan?
According to Lifenews, as a non-candidate yet at this point, former Senator Fred Thompson is affecting presidential polls as a non-establishment conservative outsider. And people are starting to ask - Is he the next Ronald Reagan?
Pro-life advocates have been looking for an alternative to the current crop of Republican presidential candidates and they may have found their man. Since saying he's considering a bid for the GOP nomination, actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson has shown well in his first poll.Read it all here.
The results are enough to make some political observers say he could be the next Ronald Reagan -- a conservative political outsider who bests the Republican Party's establishment candidates.
The latest USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted Friday through Sunday shows Thompson, who recently said he is pro-life and favors overturning Roe v. Wade, at 13 percent among Republicans nationally.
Ironically, the poll also finds pro-abortion ex-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani dropping 12 points from his showing in the last survey.
Thompson's splash in the polls also undercut the support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has -- he dropped from 8 percent and now stands at just 3 percent in the Gallup survey, which is within the margin of error.
State polls are showing similar changes when Fred Thompson's name is added as surveys by American Research Group show Giuliani dipping in New Hampshire and Newt Gingrich as the biggest loser in Iowa with his numbers nearly cut in half.