In one of the first glimpses at the upcoming Presidential race, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is the current favorite for the GOP 2012 presidential nomination, with Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a close second.
After seeing his policies and performance rebuked at the polls on Tuesday,
Both Republicans best President Obama in hypothetical 2012 match ups, in a new CNN poll released Thursday November 4th. The poll of more than 900 Registered Voters has a 3% Margin of Error. (Click link and scroll down page for full results).
While this poll is consistant similar polls released all summer and pre-mid term elections, it does show an increasing lead for the two former 2008 Presidantial aspirants over Obama. Previous polls showed either Republican and Obama within 2-3 points. Huckabee now enjoys an 8 point lead, with Romney leading Obama by 5, just in the MOE.
Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich both trail Obama in the match ups, with the President enjoying an 8 point lead over the forme Alaska Governor and a narrower 2 point margin against former Speaker Gingrich.
Huckabee and Romney also lead the GOP field among Republicans for their party's nomination, with Palin and Gingrich again trailing.
Republican GOP Nomination 2012
Head to Head 2012
Huckabee / Obama 52 / 44
Romney / Obama 50 / 45
Obama / Palin 52 / 44
Obama / Gingrich 49 / 47
Favorable / Unfavorable/ Not Sure
Huckabee 42/ 26/ 32
Romney 36/ 29/ 35
Palin 40/ 49/ 11
Gingrich 32/ 40/ 28