Considering that Fred Thompson has not campaigned day one and the Hildebeast has been campaigning for months, I find this very encouraging. In addition, almost a third of people don't even know who Thompson is. Combine that with his low negatives and he has nowhere to move but up.
Senator and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton (D) leads actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R) by three percentage points in the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Clinton attracts 47% while Thompson earns support from 44% (see crosstabs).
That’s a four-point improvement for Clinton from a month ago. In our April survey of this match-up, the gruff-voiced star of "Law and Order" had a one-point edge, 44% to 43%.
Clinton also enjoys a three-point lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (47% to 44%). That's an improvement for Romney who trailed Clinton by nine in March. Romney has proven to be a surprisingly effective fundraiser and is getting better known to voters these days. But only 37% view him favorably, while 38% view him unfavorably.