Haley Barbour Explains Donald Trump’s Rise In The Polls

Potential 2012 presidential candidate Haley Barbour isn’t putting much stock in Donald Trump’s recent surging poll numbers.

The Republican Mississippi governor will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state Wednesday and said voters will pay more attention as the nominating process progresses.

“Voters will start paying more and more attention and they’ll get to know more and more candidates,” Barbour said. “At the end of the day, they will make decisions based on candidates they know, not just the idea of here’s some poll and where do I want to park my vote today.”

In a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll released Tuesday, Trump and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for first when Republicans were asked who they would support for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

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