DMR: Yepsen: Thompson stirs interest among GOP voters, poll shows
David Yepsen at the Des Moines Register breaks down the most recent Iowa poll. Below is a sample
"More Horse-Race Journalism: A recent poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows reports of John McCain's demise are greatly exaggerated (to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain).
Reports of Fred Thompson's rise are on target. He finishes in third place in Iowa and hasn't even campaigned here, a fact that may indicate rank-and-file frustration with the other GOP candidates.
Rudy Giuliani remains strong, despite all this talk he's too liberal for the social conservatives who dominate the Iowa GOP caucuses."
The Cooler Line
Mike Huckabee 10-9
Mitt Romney 3-1
Fred Thompson 9-1
John McCain 9-1
Rudy Giuliani 12-1
Ron Paul 12-1
Duncan Hunter 98-1
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