Thompson is out with a new ad in Iowa.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson launched a new television ad in Iowa Wednesday that highlights his conservative stance on illegal immigration.
"Americans know we have an illegal immigration problem," Thompson, sitting at a diner counter, says in the 30-second ad. "And most of us have a good idea about how to start fixing it-secure our borders, and enforce the law. Giving up, by granting amnesty is not the answer."
Thompson's new ad comes the same day a new CBS/New York Times poll places him in fourth place in Iowa with 9 percent.
The commercial is likely to play well with Iowa GOP caucus-goers. The same poll out Wednesday found Hawkeye State Republican's rank illegal immigration as the No. 1 issue they want the candidates to discuss.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney