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President 2012 Poll Watch: Mitt Romney 24% Sarah Palin 19% Mike Huckabee 17%

Another national survey for the GOP Presidential nomination is out – this time from Rasmussen.

  • Mitt Romney – 24%
  • Sarah Palin – 19%
  • Mike Huckabee – 17%
  • Newt Gingrich – 11%
  • Tim Pawlenty – 6%
  • Ron Paul – 4%
  • Mitch Daniels – 3%
  • Some other candidate – 6%
  • Undecided – 10%

The survey of 1,000 Likely GOP Primary Voters was conducted on January 18, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. Likely GOP Primary Voters include both Republicans and unaffiliated voters likely to vote in a GOP Primary. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

It is early and national polls are, well, national. But, Mitt Romney does not have a commanding lead and conservative candidates Palin, Huckabee and Gingrich polling totals combined overwhelm him.

There is little doubt that Republican voters are looking for an alternative to Mitt Romney.


  • Haubrick4

    Unfortunately what people arent realizing with these polls is that Romney is not in the pubic eye as much as Huckabee, who has his own show on FoxNews; Sarah Palin, who is a commentator on FoxNews; and Newt Gingrich who is also a commentator on FoxNews.

    To me, the fact that Huckabee, Palin, and Gingrich are so low in the polls, with their ability to get in front of the camera much easier than Romney, makes Romney’s 24% and 5% point lead over Palin, 7% lead over Huckabee, and 13% lead over Gingrich…that much more telling.

    So I dont think its that the Republican voters are looking for an alternative to Romney, as much as it is…”we have seen what Huckabee, Palin, and Gingrich offer, and we arent interested.”

    I expect Romney’s numbers to climb once he is in front of the cameras as much as the other 3 are.