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PPP Poll: Huckabee By Far GOP's Top Choice For 2012 Nomination

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While Huckabee has surged in the poll, support for Palin and Gingrich has dropped off considerably. Gingrich's support has fallen by eight points since November, while Palin's has fallen by seven.

Meanwhile, Pawlenty inched up four points in the poll, edging past Ron Paul. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, usually polls in the low single digits, but he's currently on a national book tour that is raising his profile.

Earlier this week, an ABC-Washington Post poll also found Huckabee in the lead, though by a much slimmer margin. In that poll, 21% of respondents said Huckabee was their guy, while 19% supported Palin and 17% supported Romney.

The PPP poll was conducted January 14-16 among 515 Republican voters. It has a margin of error of 4.3%.