Well That Was Fast: Fred Thompson Leads GOP Field in Latest Rasmussen Poll
Fred Thompson hasn't even formally announced and already Rasmussen has him leading Rudy Giuliani by a point in the newest Rasmussen poll
It's obviously good news for Thompson, who's likely to find that the most popular thing to be in presidential politics is a candidate getting ready to run, as opposed to actually running. Since Thompson signaled his intentions about a month ago, Rudy Giuliani's numbers haven't dropped any more. The real loser in the past few weeks has been John McCain, who has lost considerable support to Thompson and whose campaign is in serious danger of falling apart.
The former star of Law and Order should enjoy his status while it lasts. Whether he can translate this support in the national polls to a similar standing in Iowa and New Hampshire is the real question facing him now.