Polling Still Looks Grim For Serious, Committed Republican Candidates

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.

Via USElectionNews:

A new poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling shows that former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and real estate billionaire Donald Trump are tied for the lead in a questions that asked:

If the Republican candidates for President in 2012 were Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump who would you vote for?

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.


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Karen F.
karen Friedman6 years ago

Give me a break there aren't any!

Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander6 years ago

What a interesting line up and I wouldn't vote for anyone of them. It is going to be a very interesting 2012 I will be looking forward to all the lies that will come out of the GOP.

Mike and Janis B.
Janis B6 years ago

Woe is America, the asylum is going to be run by the inmates.

Alexandra Rodda
Alexandra Rodda6 years ago

Trump is doing a great job of helping the Democrats to win the election. Go, go, go Trump!

Vince D.
Vince D6 years ago

"Serious, committed republican candidates"

WTF could that mean?

From what I see, the Republican candidates should be committed. To an MENTAL INSTITUTION!

The Dems are no better...

John E.
John E6 years ago

"Serious, committed republican candidates"

WTF could that mean?

Hope S.
Hope S6 years ago

Hopefully in the next election all the idiots will be gone. Research your candidates from independent websites and don't vote for anyone who has had any ties to the spectial interest groups such as insurance, financial, oil and gas, etc. We need candidates who will be for the people and not bought by the wealthy. We don't need an oligarchy.

Ernest R.
Ernest R6 years ago

@ Sound Mind---“the electorate is wising up” Dream on. I thought that was surely the case before the last election. I have come to believe that they will go to their graves without wising up. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Sound Mind
Ronald E6 years ago

The anonymous campaign donors will spend $Billions on that pack of losers and not get any of their Wackos elected - the electorate is wising up.

Barbara V.
Barbara V6 years ago

They've only got themselves to blame. Their ideals and intentions are insane, so it's not surprising that they attract garbage as candidates, I don't care how rich they are. I only hope America wakes up and sees them for what they are.