Monday, September 27, 2010

Politico Poll Has Huckabee On Top

The latest Politico/George Washington University Battleground poll is out, and it's good news for Governor Huckabee — who beats out all the other potential GOP candidates:

Favorable (Strongly and Somewhat)

1. Mike Huckabee (49 percent)
2. Mitt Romney (45 percent)
3. Sarah Palin (44 percent)
4. Newt Gingrich (39 percent)

Strongly Favorable

1. Mike Huckabee (23 percent)
2. Sarah Palin (22 percent)
3. Newt Gingrich (17 percent)
4. Mitt Romney (16 percent)

Unfavorable (Strongly and Somewhat)

1. Mike Huckabee (25 percent)
2. Mitt Romney (28 percent)
3. Newt Gingrich (39 percent)
4. Sarah Palin (49 percent)

Strongly Unfavorable

1. Mike Huckabee (14 percent)
2. Mitt Romney (15 percent)
3. Newt Gingrich (29 percent)
4. Sarah Palin (39 percent)

Analysis: While poll watchers rightly point out that both Huckabee and Romney do well (Gingrich and Palin, not so much), Huckabee is the clear winner. Particularly, his strong favorables are over 25 percent higher than Romney's, who comes in 4th — another indication that Romney's support is shallow compared to the rest of the field.

(from I Vote Huckabee )

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Huckabee now tops Obama

The latest Public Policy Polling monthly poll has Mike Huckabee defeating President Obama 47-42, and other potential GOP candidates trailing the President:

Mike Huckabee is the only possible GOP contender polling ahead of Obama this month, at 47/44. Going from arguably most pleasant to most angry across the spectrum of leading Republicans you then have Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 46-43, Newt Gingrich 47-43, Sarah Palin 49-43, and Glenn Beck 48-39.

Huckabee is the only candidate we polled this month to post positive favorability numbers, at 35/32. That's because he's relatively inoffensive to Democrats with only 44% having an unfavorable opinion of him. Mitt Romney's favorability numbers are only slightly negative at 33/35. The rest of the GOP folks are highly unpopular with Beck's favorability at 31/41, Palin's at 38/52, and Gingrich's at 30/50.

Among the possible GOP candidates, Huckabee has for a long time consistently fared best against Obama.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today's proxy battles bode well for Mike in 2012!

Today's primary elections in some key states gave some hints about how the electorate will vote this November and beyond. In the Colorado Democrat US Senate primary, the decisive victory for appointed incumbent Michael Bennet over challenger Andrew Romanoff (54 - 46%) will be widely viewed as a victory for Pres. Obama over Bill Clinton, who had endorsed the incumbent and the challenger, respectively. I think Bennet, however, will be crushed by the winner of the GOP primary race, Tea Party favorite and solid conservative Ken Buck, who edged out John McCain's favorite, Jane Norton (51 - 48%). In my view, this bodes well for a more conservative GOP contingent--hopefully the majority--in the next US Senate. As Norton told the Denver Post after her defeat: "This election is more than Ken Buck or Jane Norton," she said. "This election is about America and our future. We are losing our country and it is our job to take it back." Right you are, Jane, and I sure hope you will work just as hard to elect Ken Buck in November, to stop Obama's hand picked Senator Bennet from keeping his unearned seat.

So where does Mike fit in? Well, there is the matter of the Georgia Governor's race. In that GOP primary, it looks like Mike's pick--Nathan Deal--has edged out Sarah Palin's favorite, Karen Handel, by about 2,500 votes (50.2 - 49.8%). I suspect that I'm like most of Mike's supporters: I love Mike and I love Sarah, and in the back of my mind I worry about the prospect of the two of them splitting the vote in the 2012 primaries. Of course neither has declared his or her candidacy at this point, but assuming they both do eventually, I'd rather see Mike and Sarah finish 1,2. The way I see it, all you need to do is the math: Mike is 8 years older than Sarah, and he has 8 years more experience as a state governor. Let's see: 8 years of Pres. Huckabee and Vice. Pres. Palin; then 8 years of Pres. Palin. I could live with that!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Huckabee on the Prop 8 Ruling

Without exception - regardless of political ideology, judges should never legislate from the bench. Marriage has always been defined as being between one man and one woman. In fact, state after state has voted to uphold the definition of marriage whenever the question has been placed on the ballot - but for some reason activist judges keep trying to redefine it.

Today's ruling tramples on the will of the people and sadly, it seems judicial activists are determined to advance their personal radical agenda. That's why I believe it's time for a federal constitutional amendment that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman. That is the only action that will truly protect marriage.

Posted at Huckpac

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Huckabee shines in recent polls

In a CNN Poll, Mike Huckabee is the top choice among potential Republican Presidential candidates:

Huckabee 24%
Romney 20%
Palin 15%
Gingrich 14%
Paul 8%
Santorum 3%
Pawlenty 2%
Pence 2%
Barbour 1%

The poll was based on interviews with 1,008 adult Americans, including 907 registered voters, conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on April 9-11, 2010. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points and for registered voters is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Meanwhile, In the monthly Public Policy Polling, Huckabee edges President Obama in head-to-head match up 47-45.

Mitt Romney also beats the President, 45-44.

Newt Gingrich ties President Obama at 45-45, and Sarah Palin just barely trails him 47-45.

All four of the potential GOP candidates are basically tied with the President, but Huckabee does the best.

Also of interest: Huckabee is apparently setting up residence in Florida. That might give him a heads up in the primary in 2012 in that key state. If Marco Rubio, whom Huckabee is backing, wins the Senate race there, it will also increase Huckabee's chances in Florida - and among Hispanic voters.