A new national survey has good news for Republicans Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.
Both lead President Barack Obama in a new poll released by Quinnipiac University Monday.
The poll shows Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, leading Obama 45 percent to 44 percent. And former Arkansas governor Huckabee beats Obama 46 percent to 44 percent.
There is also some good news for the president. Obama leads former Alaska governor Sarah Palin 48 percent to 40 percent. The survey of likely voters has a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.
Republican respondents chose Palin as their favorite for presidential nominee in 2012. 19 percent of Republicans selected Palin, 18 percent selected Romney and 17 percent selected Hucakabee. The survey or Republicans has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.
Palin recently told ABC News’ Barbara Walters that she thought she could beat Obama in 2012.
“If you ran for president, could you beat Barack Obama?” Walters asked.
“I believe so,” Palin replied.
A British newspaper reported Sunday that Palin’s team has been searching for office space in Iowa.
“In the course of making arrangements for that tour, two aides organising Palin’s visit to Des Moines on November 27 told locals they were looking into office space and other logistical needs for the coming year,” the Guardian reported.
“I have no doubt that she is a formidable force in the Republican Party and very well could be the most formidable force in the Republican Party,” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs opined in Sept.
“You know, she may run away with it,” Huckabee told reporters in Des Moines Sunday. “And that’s one of those things everyone needs to be prepared for.”