The sonic Huckaboom!

Play that funky music!                                   (ap)

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll took the temperature of Republican voters on the potential 2012 field of presidential contenders. It's all very preliminary and of course based on name ID and other loose variables but, whatever: Welcome back, Mike Huckabee!

In a very early look at the next race for the White House, the survey indicates that nearly one in three Republican voters, 32 percent, say they would be most likely to support former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in a hypothetical battle for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

The poll found 25 percent of Republicans said they were likely to support Sarah Palin, 21 percent said Mitt Romney, and five percent said they would back Tim Pawlenty, the attention-starved governor of Minnesota.

Pollsters asked all respondents (not just Republicans) for their view of Palin, and 71 percent said she is not qualified to be president. Among Republicans, 52 percent judged her qualified. Fifty-one percent of Americans said they have a negative view of Palin, while 42 percent said they view her favorably.

But enough about all that: Huckafun! Bring it. The most entertaining presidential candidate of the 2008 cycle — currently appearing in a (mostly unwatchable?) Fox News show — will he run again?

“Huckabee appears to have more support among Republicans than Palin and her unfavorable rating among all Americans is twice as high as Huckabee's,” said CNN polling director Keating Holland. “Palin may attract a lot of attention but the GOP may be looking elsewhere for their frontrunner.”

Noted with interest: No mention of Rudy Giuliani.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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