Gallup: Huckabee, Palin, Romney Tie for Lead in GOP ’12 Preferences

Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have no clear favorite
for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee at this point, with Mike
Huckabee (18%), Mitt Romney (16%), and Sarah Palin (16%) in a
statistical tie for the lead. They are the only candidates in the
crowded field of potential candidates who register double-digit support.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and former Utah Gov. and
current Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman were included for the first
time and received 4% and 1%, respectively.