2012 Starts Now: Polls Show Palin, Romney And Huckabee Popular Primary Choices

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So who has the (very early) lead in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries? A big set of polls from key states released this week by Public Policy Polling (D) — conducted as part of their surveys of various states in the days leading up the recent midterm election — shows Mitt Romney with narrow leads in most states, followed closely by Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee.

Romney leads in New Hampshire, California, Colorado, Connecticut and Florida. Meanwhile, Palin leads in Maine, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Mike Huckabee posts narrow leads in Illinois and PennsylvaniaA look at the breakdown by state:

California:

  • Romney: 25%
  • Palin: 18%
  • Gingrich: 15%
  • Huckabee: 15%
  • Pence: 3%
  • Pawlenty: 2%
  • Daniels: 1%
  • Thune: 1%
Colorado:

  • Romney: 22%
  • Palin: 17%
  • Gingrich: 17%
  • Huckabee: 14%
  • Pawlenty: 6%
  • Pence: 3%
  • Thune: 2%
  • Daniels: 1%
Connecticut:

  • Romney: 28%
  • Huckabee: 15%
  • Gingrich: 14%
  • Palin: 11%
  • Pawlenty: 5%
  • Pence: 5%
  • Daniels: 4%
  • Thune: 2%
Florida:

  • Romney: 28%
  • Palin: 22%
  • Gingrich: 15%
  • Huckabee: 15%
  • Pawlenty: 4%
  • Pence: 2%
  • Daniels: 1%
  • Thune: 1%
Illinois:

  • Huckabee 18%
  • Gingrich 17%
  • Palin 14%
  • Romney 12%
  • Pawlenty 7%
  • Daniels 6%
  • Thune 2%
Maine:

  • Palin 23%
  • Romney 18%
  • Huckabee 16%
  • Gingrich 14%
  • Pawlenty 3%
  • Pence 2%
  • Daniels 1%
  • Thune 0%
Minnesota:

  • Pawlenty 19%
  • Palin 18%
  • Huckabee 14%
  • Gingrich 11%
  • Romney 11%
  • Daniels 3%
  • Pence 3%
  • Thune 2%
New Hampshire:

  • Romney 40%
  • Huckabee 13%,
  • Gingrich 10%
  • Palin 10%
  • Pawlenty 4%
  • Pence 3%
  • Daniels 1%
  • Thune 1%
Pennsylvania:

  • Huckabee 23%
  • Palin 16%
  • Romney 16%
  • Gingrich 15%
  • Daniels 2%
  • Pawlenty 2%
  • Pence 2%
  • Thune 1%
Texas:

  • Palin 22%
  • Huckabee 20%
  • Gingrich 15%
  • Romney 15%
  • Pawlenty 3%
  • Pence 3%
  • Daniels 2%
  • Thune 1%
West Virginia:

  • Palin 25%
  • Huckabee 22%
  • Gingrich 15%
  • Romney 15%
  • Pawlenty 2%
  • Pence 2%
  • Daniels 1%
  • Thune 1%
Wisconsin:

  • Palin 18%
  • Hucakbee 15%
  • Gingrich 14%
  • Romney 12%
  • Pawlenty 8%
  • Daniels 2%
  • Pence 2%
  • Thune 1%
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