May 04, 2011

Still No Clear Leader in GOP Field

A new Quinnipiac poll finds American voters say they would consider supporting Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee for president in 2012, but 58% would never support Sarah Palin or Donald Trump.

Romney leads the Republican pack nationally with 18%, followed by Huckabee and Palin at 15% each and Trump at 12%. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul have 5% each. Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Michelle Bachman each get 4%.

Said pollster Peter Brown: "It is difficult to get a handle on the 2012 Republican race. Many contenders are not well known and many who are known are not liked, making their candidacies problematic. You could call this the 'No Way' measure. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are in the best shape. Sarah Palin and Donald Trump suffer from the reality that, as our mothers told us, 'You never get a second chance to make a first impression.'"


Political Wire Podcast Engaging conversations about elections and the political issues of the day. Subscribe via iTunes or RSS to get episodes automatically downloaded.

A special thanks to for sponsoring the podcast this month!