• The Onion: Handmade Anti-Obama Sign Currently Frontrunner for Republican Presidential Nomination

    Who is this new, fresh-faced, conservative candidate? Reminds me of a young photo of a young Ronald Reagan. The Onion reports

    According to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted this week, a homemade anti-Obama sign has surged to the front of the 2012 Republican presidential field, emerging as the clear favorite to earn the party's nomination in next year's primaries.

    The telephone survey of 773 likely voters indicated the sign, a piece of poster board bearing the handwritten phrase "NOBAMA 2012" in bold red letters, would defeat former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, its nearest rival, by a landslide 17 percentage points if the primaries were held today. The poll also found the sign had a "favorable" or "highly favorable" rating among 94 percent of registered Republicans, a figure greater than all other presumptive GOP candidates combined.

    "We're seeing that voters find the sign more charismatic, more likeable, and much more engaging than other Republican candidates," said political analyst Mark Halperin, adding that the poster's message resonates strongly with conservatives… "Frankly," Halperin added, "this is the brightest star to emerge from the Republican ranks in the last several elections."

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    Tags: Polls, Primaries, Republicans, The Onion

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