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CNN Poll: Huckabee and Palin Lead 2012 GOP Race

Sarah Palin and John Huntsman

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman are seen during a news conference at the bipartisan meeting of the National Governor’s Association at Congress Hall, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008.

Barack Obama has not even been inaugurated and the first of 2012 GOP Presidential polls are up.

  • Mike Huckabee – 34%
  • Sarah Palin – 32%
  • Mitt Romney – 28%
  • New Gingrich – 27%
  • Rudy Giuliani – 23%
  • Bobby Jindahl – 19%
  • Charlie Crist – 7%

The survey size was 460 Republicans and the survey’s sampling error was 4.5%.

Some interesting notes:

“It might come as a surprise to some that Palin does better than Huckabee among GOP men but that Huckabee beats Palin among Republican women,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Palin’s strength is also concentrated among older Republicans, but Huckabee may have a slight edge among conservative Republicans.”

Among voters who consider themselves born again or evangelical, Huckabee draws more support than Palin, with a 9 point edge. Meanwhile, Palin holds a 7-point advantage among non-born again or evangelical voters.

It is way early but is there any reason why Mike Huckabee (with a smile) has been dumping on Palin lately?

Stay tuned…..

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2 thoughts on “CNN Poll: Huckabee and Palin Lead 2012 GOP Race

  1. I’m more interested in pairing them up as a ticket. Only viable pair I can see in this lot is Palin-Gingrich, or maybe Jindal-Gingrich. The rest just doesn’t add up. Huckabee is good on his own, but I don’t see him pairing up with Gingrich or any other conservative as a VP.

  2. Somehow I do not see Huckabee as a player in 2012. Jindahl, Palin, Huntsman and some others may emerge in the next two years.

    However, it is difficult to beat an incumbent President especially since Obama has not to much to do to look better than Bush in the last two years.

    Most of the young candidates will keep their powder dry for 2016.

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