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Thompson Leading Republican Pack in Nationwide Internet Straw Poll

Contact: Cindy Roberts, American Family Association, 662-844-5036 x227


TUPELO, Miss., April 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Former Senator Fred Thompson, who has not announced to run for the office, is leading the pack of candidates for the Republican nomination in a nationwide Presidential Preference Straw Poll. A total of 69,497 had voted in the poll, 64,497 in the Republican race and 4,517 in the Democratic race.

At mid-morning Friday, Thompson had 38% (24,739) of the Republican votes, Newt Gingrich 16% (9,841), Mitt Romney 12% (7,820), John McCain 8% (5,066), Mike Huckabee 5% (3,168) and Sam Brownback 5% (3,033).

On the Democratic side, John Edwards had 40% (1,768), Barack Obama 32% (1,411) and Hillary Clinton 25% (1,098).

Results of the poll are regularly updated throughout the day and can be viewed at www.AFA.NET, where people can also vote. 

American Family Association is a pro-family advocacy organization with over three million online supporters.