The poll, conducted by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Georgia and the Georgia Young Republicans came out as follows:
Fred Thompson – 44%
Newt Gingrich – 18%
Rudy Giuliani – 15%
Mitt Romney – 9%
Mike Huckabee – 4%
John McCain – 2%
Duncan Hunter – 2%
Ron Paul – 2%
Tommy Thompson – 1%
Tom Tancredo, Sam Brownback, John Cox, Jim Gilmore – <1%
These results are all the more amazing considering that Mitt Romney attended the convention and had an event here last night. Newt Gingrich was the convention’s keynote speaker.
Fred Thompson’s only presence was a group of volunteer supporters from Georgians for Fred Thompson.
At the convention, it was also announced that more than forty current and former elected officials, including a former US Senator and the top two Republicans in the State Senate, were endorsing Fred Thompson.
More to come on this later ….