Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thompson leads in churchgoers

Thompson leads in the polls by 10 points among church goers:

Fred Thompson may have failed to impress Beltway insiders when he finally launched his run for the White House last month, but he is winning over a critical segment of the Republican coalition, new polling suggests.

Conservative Christians favor Thompson by a 10-point margin over his closest rival, Rudy Giuliani.

It’s a sharp reversal for Giuliani. The putative GOP front-runner had been winning social conservative backing despite his history of support for abortion rights and gay rights.

Thompson has changed that.

Giuliani leads Thompson 29 percent to 21 percent among Republicans generally, the new national CBS News poll suggests.

But weekly Republican churchgoers back Thompson by a margin of 29 percent to 19 percent for Giuliani — roughly tying John McCain.
It's surprise that Giuliani is polling so well among conservatives considering the fact that he isn't one and makes no bones about it in this video. In fact he very proudly proclaimed that he was a liberal. I think the video would make a nice Thompson ad.