If Sarah Palin isn’t going to be the Republican challenger to Barack Obama in 2012 — but wouldn’t that be too, too delicious? — here’s hoping it’s Mike Huckabee.
And, in fact, there’s cause for hope. Public Policy Polling is out with a SURVEY that shows Huckabee running better than the other GOP hopefuls against Obama in a hypothetical matchup 37 months from now. The former Arkansas governor gets 41 percent to Obama’s 47 percent.
As for Palin, well, she’s the weakest candidate in the GOP field, and 55 percent of poll respondents have a negative opinion of her:
Sarah Palin polls the worst against Obama, and her numbers have been getting progressively worse over the last couple months. Her favorability peaked in our polling at 47/45 in the middle of July, then dropped to 40/49 in August, and now 37/55 in September. Hard to say why she’s seeing so much droppage during a period when she’s been mostly out of the public eye but it all adds up to her trailing Obama 53-38.