Last week we looked at what moderate Republicans think about some of their most likely 2012 Presidential candidates, so today we'll look at the conservatives:
The most popular is easily Sarah Palin. 85% have a positive opinion of her compared to only 10% who have a negative one.
In the middle with nearly identical numbers are Newt Gingrich and Mike Huckabee. Both are viewed favorably by 71% with 13% holding an unfavorable opinion of Gingrich and 14% doing the same for Huckabee.
By far the least popular among conservative Republicans is Mitt Romney, with a 65% favorability rating and 17% dissenting.
When it comes to the horse race against Obama though there's a curious disconnect with the favorability numbers. Huckabee does the best, getting 86% against the President, followed by Gingrich at 85% and Romney at 80%. Palin actually does the worst on that count, getting 78%.
What does that mean? That there are a decent number of Republicans who really like Palin, but don't necessarily consider her to be Presidential timber. That could make a possible candidacy very difficult for her.