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Palin Prevails as Republicans' Top 2012 Choice, For Now

Palin Prevails as Republicans' Top 2012 Choice, For Now


Sarah Palin may be getting a bad rap in the press lately, but Republicans still have a positive opinion of her. While anything can change between now and the Iowa primary, Palin looks like she has a good chance to win the Republican nomination in 2012. A new poll shows that 91 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of her. In fact, 64 percent of GOP respondents said Palin was their top choice for 2012 nominee.

But fellow-Republicans want to knock Palin out of her apparent front-runner seat, and they hope to do so as soon as possible. Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal, two potential candidates are headed to Iowa this month.

Mississippi's governor Haley Barber had some harsh words for those attempting to make a power play: "One of the worst things that can happen to the Republican Party in our effort to rebuild is for a bunch of people to start running for president. . . Anybody out there running for president is undercutting what’s important. You do this against your own interest.”

Dare I ask? Who would you like to see run for the Republicans in 2012?

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