Gov. Palin and Mitt Romney are essentially tied at the top of the field of likely candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, according to the latest Gallup poll. The former Massachusetts governor garners 19 percent support from those Republicans who were surveyed, and the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate gets 16 percent. The 3-point difference is withing the poll's 4 percent margin of error, leaving the two in a statistical tie.
Other potential Republican presidential candidates receiving more than 5% support in the poll are Mike Huckabee (12 percent), Newt Gingrich (9 percent), and Ron Paul (7 percent). Tim Pawlenty and Haley Barbour each get 3 percent, while Rick Santorum, John Thune and Mitch Daniels receive 2 points apiece.
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h/t: Andrew Malcolm