Thompson Leads GOP in Web Traffic

SAN FRANCISCO Fred Thompson was the leading Republican contender for the presidency among Web visitors, even before he officially announced his candidacy, according to a new survey by Nielsen//NetRatings.

The survey, released Sept. 6, analyzed visitor traffic to the official Web sites of presidential candidates in July.

Senator Barack Obama had the most unique visitors of all candidates, with 717,000, readily outpacing fellow Democrats Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, who had 437,000 and 348,000 unique visitors, respectively, per the survey.

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