Friday, January 28, 2011

Huckabee Best Bet to beat Obama in West Virginia

In 2008, Mike Huckabee won the West Virginia Nominating Convention.  Yesterday PPP released it's polling data which shows that Mike Huckabee would beat Obama by 18 points.  Huckabee is the only Republican candidate who has a positive favorability in the state.   Looks like West Virginia still likes Mike.

West Virginia 2012 Presidential Survey data compiled by The Argo Journal

* Mike Huckabee 54%
* Barack Obama 36%

* Mitt Romney 50%
* Barack Obama 37%

* Newt Gingrich 49%
* Barack Obama 39%

* Sarah Palin 46%
* Barack Obama 42%

Among Independents

* Mike Huckabee 61%
* Barack Obama 20%

* Mitt Romney 61%
* Barack Obama 20%

* Newt Gingrich 56%
* Barack Obama 25%

* Sarah Palin 53%
* Barack Obama 30%

Among Republicans

* Mike Huckabee 86%
* Barack Obama 7%

* Mitt Romney 81%
* Barack Obama 8%

* Newt Gingrich 81%
* Barack Obama 10%

* Sarah Palin 75%
* Barack Obama 12%


* Mike Huckabee 48% / 27% {+21%}
* Mitt Romney 34% / 37% {-3%}
* Sarah Palin 41% / 47% {-6%}
* Newt Gingrich 33% / 43% {-10%}

Survey of 1,105 West Virginia voters was conducted January 20-23, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points.

Nuggets from PPP Blogspot:

West Virginia's one of the most conservative states in the country. But even there voters don't like any of the leading Republican candidates for President, with the exception of Mike Huckabee.

Huckabee's favorability in the state is a 48/27 spread. But the rest of the pack all have negative favorability ratings. Mitt Romney's at 34/37, Sarah Palin's at 41/47, and Newt Gingrich is at 33/43.

Only Huckabee can take advantage of the President's unpopularity in the state and build on the Republican margin of victory from 2008, leading Obama by 18 points at 54-36.

None of the Republican front runners, with the possible exception of Huckabee, can really build on the party's performance from 2008.

1 comment:

  1. Woo-Hoo! Mikementum! Huckmentum! Go, TC! : )

    Btw, I don't think Newt or Palin are running but will be replaced by two even stronger candidates, Huntsman Jr. and Bachmann (both friends of Mike's as is Newt, btw). With Palin out (and even if she does endorse someone other than Mike which I wouldn't put past her to do so), Huck benefits amazingly well since they fish from the same So-Con/Fi-Con ocean of conservatives, grassrooters, pro-lifers, pro-family supporters, pro-GOD lovers and pro-balanced budget ammendment folks.

    Polling proves it.

    Thank God, things are looking up for the I Like Mike forces.

    I believe it will be Huck/Kasich of Ohio '12

    -We heart Ohio and Ohio will heart Huck-

    AND Rubio and Jeb will lock in Florida, the other critical state versus Obama for Mike!

    So keep up the indefatigable work needed of posting good news for us Southern Californians out here in Newport Beach, TC : )

    (P.S. - We have many big money donors out here in Orange County as I'm sure you do in Texas when Huck announces in August ready to contribute. I talk to them daily and show them your site. They know what's up. It's on. It's soooo on.)