Poll shows ex-Arkansas Governor Huckabee a hit with southern voters

March 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Washington, Mar. 2 (ANI): A new poll shows former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leading a field of prospective Republican candidates among southern voters.

Huckabee easily led former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, 21.9 percent to 12.9 percent.

Former governors Sarah Palin of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts scored 8.7 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, in the poll of 11 Southern states by Winthrop University of Rock Hill, Southern Carolina, Politico reports.

The margin of error is plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.

South Carolina is likely to have the South’s first presidential contest, in February. (ANI)

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