Even as the Republican field for president really starts to take final shape, there truly is no frontrunner, perhaps more than ever before. And several longshot contenders are getting significant traction in this unclear environment, while others decline. Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin share the lead at 16% in PPP’s latest national poll of Republican primary voters, with Tim Pawlenty at 13%, Herman Cain at 12%, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Michele Bachmann at 9% each, and Jon Huntsman at 4%.
While her potential candidacy has received renewed speculation in the last week, if Palin does not make a bid, it would boost Romney to 20%, Gingrich and Bachmann to 13%, and Paul to 11%, with the other three running in place.
PPP surveyed 574 usual Republican primary voters nationwide from May 23rd to 25th .The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.1%