It’s probably a bad sign when the latest GOP presidential polling has the favored candidates as either not actually running currently, or becoming a lightening rod of every dislikable conservative stereotype there is. But so it appears, according to the latest polling out of West Virginia, which shows Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee leading the pack.
Huckabee and Trump led the poll each with 24% of the vote, Sarah Palin took a distant second place at 13%, and Mitt Romney took thrid with just 11% of those polled choosing him as the candidate to face off against President Obama in the General Election. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich led the bottom of the pack with 9%, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul finished with less than 4% each. It should also be noted that 9% of the candidates polled selected “Other/Undecided” when faced with that particular choice of candidates.
Even worse news for those serious candidates who have already made their intentions clear — their popularity has been going down in the last few months, especially since Trump began sucking all of the media air out of the room.
It seems clear that if nothing else, Pawlenty, Romney and Bachmann will be watching the finale of The Apprentice with baited breath.