Thompson catches Giuliani in GOP racei.a.cnn.net
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politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com — Five days after he officially jumped into the Republican race for the White House, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson finds himself in a statistical dead heat with frontrunner Rudy Giuliani, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Tuesday.

The former New York City mayor garners 28 percent nationally among registered Republicans while Thompson is only one point behind at 27 percent - well within the poll's 5 percentage point margin of error. In a similar poll taken in August, Giuliani registered 29 percent while Thompson, then not yet an official presidential candidate, was at 22 percent.

CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider notes, "Thompson has the edge among evangelical Republicans and especially among his fellow southerners - that's where Thompson has made the biggest gains."

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If the primaries were held today, and the nominees for the Republican party were Rudy Giuliani & Fred Thompson, who would you vote for?
Rudy Giuliani
14%
Fred Thompson
22%
I'm voting Democrat
65%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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