Huckabee Handily Wins South Carolina Straw Poll

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Here’s how it shook out, according to CNN:

  1. Huckabee: 23%
  2. Gingrich: 11%
  3. Bachmann: 10%
  4. Romney: 8%
  5. Pawlenty: 7%
  6. Trump: 7%
  7. The rest (Haley Barbour, John Bolton, Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Mitch Daniels, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum): 34%

The usual caveats apply…straw polls are usually just a popularity contest, it’s very early still and this is just one county in SoCa.

Still, it’s interesting to see that Huckabee has so much support, while Palin doesn’t. And once again…Bachmann shows up over Romney. Interesting…

My bet is Huckabee will wait on running until 2016. I think most GOP hopefuls feel that Obama’s campaign machine is just too big to beat and that folks like Palin, Romney and Gingrich will suck the air out of the room.

Your thoughts?