Newsmax-Zogby Poll: Palin Tops GOP Field for 2012

 

By: David A. Patten
Sarah Palin's recent book success and her new high-profile role on Fox News are having a stunning impact on her political standing, with a Newsmax-Zogby poll showing the former Alaska governor now leading the GOP field as the party's preferred candidate for president.

The exclusive Newsmax Media-Zogby poll released Thursday asked likely GOP voters: "If the Republican primary for president of the United States were held today. . .  for whom would you vote?"

The poll gave voters a selection of top-tier potential candidates, as well as some dark horses,. The list included Scott Brown, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, David Petraeus, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney.

Despite the size and diversity of the field, Palin grabbed a solid 22.2 percent to take the lead with former Massachusetts Gov. Romney close behind with 19.4 percent.

Also making a strong showing was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 12 percent, followed by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 11 percent.

The Newsmax-Zogby poll suggests the rumble for top dog among GOP candidates is anything but static.

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The poll isn't all good news for Palin, cautions Fox News contributor and best-selling author Dick Morris.

She is the clearly highest-profile candidate listed, he says, yet she garnered less than three-quarters of the vote.

"Sarah Palin has a strong group of dedicated supporters who really, really like her – with good reason, I might add. I think they believe, and I think they're right, that she was an enormous asset to the McCain ticket," Morris tells Newsmax. "And I think that group is going to be there buying her books, tuning into her programs, coming to her book signings, coming to her rallies, voting for her in the polls. But the fact that it's less than a quarter of the Republican electorate, to me indicates some trouble ahead for her."
Morris tells Newsmax the 2012 Republican nominee is likely to beat President Obama.

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vince
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 17:31:00

    Never underestimate the power of

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  2. Vince
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 17:34:00

    Never underestimate the power of Large Masses of Stupid 'Publicans.

    Reply

  3. sjohnson
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 18:02:00

    It just goes to prove that we have an ever-growing group of under-educated Americans who vote based on "I believes" rather than on sound, intellectual research.

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  4. ken
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 18:36:00

    sound intellectual research,you mean like prof, ayers,rev.wright,and the economic geniuses that obama has working for him,i think its time to find some people that have been there and done that.instead of the crowd huddled around the flag burning..

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  5. Jodie
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 20:10:00

    Don't forget that newsmax is tightly connected w/Palin.

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  6. Syrin from Wasilla
    Jan 29, 2010 @ 21:45:00

    I appreciate your comment..
    Precisely why I reposted this piece.

    …… "the fact that it's less than a quarter of the Republican electorate, to me indicates some trouble ahead for her."
    DUH

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  7. Alaska Pride
    Jan 31, 2010 @ 19:57:00

    Does anyone know why 'ken' visits this blog? It would be like me going to Sea of Pee! LOL

    Reply

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