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PPP Poll Shows Huck-Mania for 2012

2:24 PM, Jan 22, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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For the first time ever, Obama trails a potential match-up in PPP's 2012 polling:

Mike Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. There continues to be no evidence of any negative fallout for Huckabee after murders of police officers committed by an ex-Arkansas inmate whose sentence he had commuted. His 35/29 favorability breakdown is actually slightly better than it was in November before that incident.

So, Huck leads the pack. In a crowd-pleaser for the Weekly Standard crowd, PPP added Gen. David Petraeus as the wild-card Republican. He trails Obama by quite a lot because not as many Americans know him, but "at +13 his net favorability is better than the President or any of the other Republicans we tested."

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