WASHINGTON – Donald Trump a 2012 presidential frontrunner? Seriously?
That was the way many pundits reacted last week when NBC News and the Wall Street Journal released a national poll of Republicans and found the real-estate mogul and reality-TV star receiving the backing of 17 percent of likely voters and tied with former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee for second place, just four points behind ex-Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who was at 21 percent.
Now today, a nationwide Republican poll from CNN should throw more fuel on that fire. It shows Trump tied with Huckabee at 19 percent each, followed by the 2008 GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin (12 percent), Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (11 percent each).