Is the popularity of Mike Huckabee old news? Well the CNN article made a big deal about Donald Trump now placing 5th among republican hopefuls and seemed to downplay the consistent positive showing of Huckabee.
In a CNN poll released today, self-identified Republican adults named the usual suspects as their top choices to represent the party in next year's presidential election. But behind Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin came business mogul and reality television host Donald Trump, placing fifth, just two points back of the former Alaska governor.
Mike Huckabee led all potential candidates at 19%, followed by Mitt Romney (18%), Newt Gingrich (15%), and Sarah Palin (12%). Trump broke into double-digits as well, coming in at 10%.
Huckabee and Romney have led almost every national poll of the GOP field, with Palin and Gingrich rounding out the top-tier. Rep. Ron Paul has been the only other candidate to consistently poll near those top four. In CNN's latest poll, Paul placed behind Trump, at 8%.