From Pollster: Mike Huckabee Favorable Rating
Obama has slipped a little in the last month, but still leads all of his potential opponents by at least three points. He tops Mike Huckabee, 47-44; Mitt Romney, 46-41; Newt Gingrich, 49-40; and Sarah Palin, 52-40. He also beats two offbeat dark horses: Ron Paul, 48-39, and Donald Trump, 48-34. The generic moderate Republican would win independents, 47-40, and the generic Republican nominee would essentially tie, 44-45, but the named candidates trail with these voters by between five and 24 points.
- 47% Obama Vs. 44% Huckabee
- 52% Obama Vs. 40% Palin
- 49% Obama Vs. 40% Gingrich
- 46% Obama Vs. 41% Romney
- 48% Obama Vs. 41% Romney
- 48% Obama Vs. 39% Paul
- 48% Obama Vs. 34% Trump
So, what does this mean?
President Obama is vulnerable to a likeable, trustworthy candidate in Mike Huckabee (look at his favorability chart above) and the GOP is in trouble if they nominate anyone listed in the poll – a sort of no brainer.
But, is Huckabee likely to run?