Poll: Palin Would Come in 4th in Alaska GOP Primary
Palin, Huckabee, Romney, and Gingrich frontrunners for 2012
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2010 5:43 AM CST
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is one of four early front-runners to be the GOP's pick for 2012.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin's Alaska would choose Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, or Mitt Romney over her in a GOP primary for 2012, according to a recent series of Public Policy Polling surveys. The four candidates were the top four choices in 17 of the 18 states surveyed, with Palin coming first in six states, including Texas, Ohio, and Maine, reports TPM, which has a full breakdown of the results by state.

Romney led in six states, Huckabee in four , and Gingrich came first in North Carolina. Of the other potential candidates pollsters asked about—Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Pence and John Thune—the only one to poll double digits in any of the states surveyed was Pawlenty. The Minnesota governor came first in his home state with 19%.
 

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