Quinnipiac: Palin 19, Romney 18, Huckabee 17, Gingrich 15, Pawlenty 6
3:39 PM, Nov 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A national Quinnipiac poll of registered voters out today shows a wide-open Republican primary, as Palin, Romney, and Huckabee remain clustered in the high teens.
The poll shows Romney slightly ahead of Obama (45% to 44%), while Huckabee trails slightly (46% to 44%). Palin trails Obama by 8 points (48% to 40%), while Mitch Daniels trails Obama by 9 points (45% to 36%). The good news for Daniels is that 81% of voters haven't heard enough about him to have an opinion of him, so he has a lot of room to grow. Sarah Palin, by far the best known Republican in the poll, has a net-negative favorable rating, as does Gingrich, while Huckabee and Romney both have net-positive favorable ratings, according to Quinnipiac: