Gallup: With Huckabee Exit, No Clear Frontrunner In 2012 GOP Presidential Field

With Mike Huckabee out of the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, three well-known politicians, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Newt Gingrich, emerge as leaders in Republicans’ preferences.├é┬áRepublicans, however, have less intensely positive feelings about these three than they did about Huckabee. Two less well-known potential candidates, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, generate high levels of enthusiasm among Republicans who recognize them.

2012 Republican Candidates and Potential Candidates: Recognition, Ballot Position, Positive Intensity Scores

All in all, the basic pattern is clear: The most well-known candidates lead in nomination support at this point, while those who are not as well-known lag behind.

Botton line, at this juncture, there is no clear front-runner in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

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