View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

They Like Mike (Huckabee)

The results of a Washington Post poll:

27. (ASKED OF REPUBLICANS AND GOP-LEANING INDEPENDENTS) If the 2012 Republican presidential primary or caucus in your state were being held today, and the candidates were (READ LIST) for whom would you vote?

Mike Huckabee 26%
Mitt Romney 21%
Sarah Palin 19%
Newt Gingrich 10%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Jeb Bush 3%
Haley Barbour 1%
Bobby Jindal (vol.) 2%
Charlie Crist (vol.) *

It's only 2009, but Huckabee is slowly beginning to edge ahead in some polls.

A recent poll also had him closer than any other Republican to Obama in a head-to-head race, trailing 48-42. Last month he trailed by seven points. Edging closer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That 19% of those polled would choose Sarah "Barraquitter" Palin, speaks volumes.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

That shows a drop in her support, which I think will continue. It takes time for changes to settle in.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Rich Leonardi said...

FWIW, a poll earlier this week showed a 45-44 split between Obama and Romney going head-to-head in 2012.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Rich - did that poll also include Huckabee?

10:23 PM  
Blogger RailRider said...

Ugh - I live in MA and Romney was a horrible governor. When I pay someone to do a job I expect him to stick around and do it, not be running all over the country making fun of the state that he governs on our dime. The man may have some beliefs, but it's hard to tell what they are, as they change with the shifting winds.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Rich Leonardi said...

No, Lee. I believe it was a head-to-head/matchup poll.

12:41 PM  

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