President 2012 Ohio Poll Watch: Obama 45% Vs. Huckabee 44% and Obama 44% Vs. Romney 42%

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Ohio always a battleground state (at least in the past few Presidential cycles) is looking for a change. In the latest PPP poll, President Obama has two key contenders, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney within the margin of error.

Public Policy Polling (D)
12/10-12/10; 510 likely voters, 4.3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
PPP release


2012 President
47% Obama, 41% Gingrich
45% Obama, 44% Huckabee
49% Obama, 42% Palin
44% Obama, 42% Romney

The full poll is here in pdf format.

This is NOT good news for the incumbent President.

CNN Poll: Huckabee and Palin Lead 2012 GOP Race

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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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Gallup Poll: Palin, Romney and Huckabee Favored for 2012

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Today’s Gallup poll:

GOP in 2012

And, no surprise here – Conservatives prefer Sarah Palin:

2012 ideology

Looks like Rudy and Newt can make other plans for 2012. With Hillary’s move to State looks lie Rudy Giuliani’s options are wide open in New York anyway.

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Sarah Palin – “Not Doing This For Nuttin'”

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Actually, the quote from Sarah Palin on 2012 was “I’m not doing this for naught.” Here is Wolf Blitzer on CNN mis-reading the Palin interview over at ABC News with Elizabeth Vargas.

Here is the quote that is that is creating a FLAP, apparently within Team McCain.

ELIZABETH VARGAS: If it doesn’t go your way on Tuesday … 2012?

GOV SARAH PALIN: I’m just … thinkin’ that it’s gonna go our way on Tuesday, November 4. I truly believe that the wisdom of … of the people will be revealed on that day. As they enter that voting booth, they will understand the stark contrast between the two tickets. …

VARGAS: But the point being that you haven’t been so bruised by some of the double standard, the sexism on the campaign trail, to say, “I’ve had it. I’m going back to Alaska.”

PALIN: Absolutely not. I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we’ve taken, that … that would … bring this whole … I’m not doin’ this for naught.

Frankly, any observer of American politics can read Palin’s statement as one of stead fast defiance (the ‘Cuda) of the harsh treatment she and her family has received or one of future ambition.

Flap has already written about Palin’s future ambition and her future is bright. This will likely be John McCain’s last campaign win or lose on Tuesday.

So, what is the surprise at Team McCain? The media has been twisting and misconstruing McCain-Palin statements the entire cycle. Flap thinks they are a bit too sensitive.

Sarah Palin was talking about not giving up and slinking back home to Alaska. In other words she was saying: illegitimi non carborundum. Now, if you want to construe an ambitious meaning to her statement…..


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