Poll: Three-way race for GOP nod

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ATLANTA -- An early poll shows a three-way lead for the Republican presidential nomination between Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney.

The survey of 883 voters conducted by InsiderAdvantage on Monday for NewsMax has the trio within the 3.2 percent margin of error. Nearly one-fourth of those responding haven’t made up their minds on any candidate so far, 19 months before the election.

Trump leads with 14.3 percent, with Huckabee pulling 14.1 and Romney at 13.5.

Early polls generally reflect name identification as much as preference since few people are willing to support a candidate they don’t know. Trump, a real-estate developer has benefited from regular television appearances, such as his “Apprentice” series. Huckabee and Romney, former governors of Arkansas and Massachusetts respectively, gained national recognition when they each ran for president four years ago. Huckabee also has been a fixture on the Fox cable network.

Two other Fox personalities, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, came next in the poll’s standing. Palin, a former Alaska governor who was the GOP vice presidential nominee two years ago, is the favorite of 11.8 percent. Gingrich, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, drew 7.5 percent.

Rounding out the list were Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at 6.2 percent, ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota at 5.9 and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels at 2.6.

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dani 04/27/11 - 01:20 pm
Why is Huckabee included in

Why is Huckabee included in the debate? Or Trump for this matter. Can't we have legitimate contenders?
I hope Huckabee does the right thing and removes his name from any list. I have no doubt that Trump will do that next month.
So..find someone to debate Romney.
. Please

LauraE 04/27/11 - 01:31 pm
Trump is a sleezebag who has

Trump is a sleezebag who has ripped off thousands of investors. To avoid paying investors and builders, he declared bankruptcy 3 times. The only difference between Madoff and Trump is that Trump knows the loopholes of the Law to get away with highway robbery. This is not the type of man that should be sitting in the highest office of the country.

happypappy11 04/27/11 - 02:05 pm
In other words Mitt Romney

In other words Mitt Romney leads as the other two candidates are totally jokes. The only one other than Mitt Romney that could beat Obama would be Florida Congressman Allen West. Of course without a nation wide organization, resources and name recognition it would be a real uphill battle even for him. Go here and participate in this presidential poll. http://www.saywhatyoureallymean.blogspot.com

billcass 04/27/11 - 03:55 pm
I am not sure why so many

I am not sure why so many Republicans diss Huckabee. I think he is a viable candidate. Romney would never get my vote, and Trump is a joke.

faithson 04/27/11 - 04:10 pm
Trump: a narcissist

Trump: a narcissist Huckabee: A Baptist Preacher (whom I respect) Romney: Will not get the religious right's support, so a no go. Talk about all over the place... good luck finding a candidate that can get elected!

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