A survey of eight states by Democrat polling firm PPP reveals that Sarah Palin's favorability ratings with conservatives are higher than the other three most likely GOP presidential candidates in six of them, while she is the runner up in the remaining two. Gov. Palin is the leader in Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana and Virginia, and she's a strong second in Missouri and North Carolina. Her average favorability ratings across all eight states also leads the pack at 77 percent, followed by Mike Huckabee at 73 percent, Newt Gingrich with 64 percent and Mitt Romney at 58 percent.
Romney, though long promoted by the corrupt media as the leading Republican in the field for 2012, has been looking weaker and weaker in PPP's presidential recent polling, according to the company's blogger Tom Jensen. The reason for the former Massachusetts governor's increasing weakness, says Jensen, is that conservatives just don't view him favorably, and that's not likely to change:
We've polled eight states, not including Massachusetts, since the 2010 election ended. Romney has the lowest favorability rating of the Republican top 4 with conservatives in every single one of those states except Michigan, where he probably benefits from his dad having been the Governor. And it's not like Romney is just slightly less well liked than the others with conservatives- it's a large gap, particularly when you compare him with Palin or Huckabee.Even in Michigan, where Gov. Romney makes his strongest showing with conservatives, he's third behind Governors Palin and Huckabee.