The survey [of New Hampshire Republican voters] finds former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leading potential challengers with 39% support. Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is second with 16%, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is third with 10%.
Following the top three include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 8%, Congressman Ron Paul with 7%, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty with 4%. The bottom two candidates include former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum with 3%, and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour with 1%. The generic "another candidate" has 4% and 8% responded as undecided.
I don't know. Mitt Romney better not start counting chickens just yet. That generic "another candidate" might only be polling at 4 percent now, but he's got a similar appeal to Romney, charismatically speaking.
I mean, sure, Mitt Romney definitely has the name recognition, but I don't think anyone would argue that lags behind generic "another candidate" in the humanity department.
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