Mike Huckabee would draw many votes in the key Iowa primaries next year if he chose to run on the Presidential ticket, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling (PPP).
In the event Huckabee refrains from mounting a campaign , Mitt Romney would be the favored GOP candidate.
The survey of Iowa Republicans showed that Huckabee earned 27 percent of voters support, followed by 16 percent for Romney.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who polled well in a New Hampshire poll, finished third at 14 percent.
All other Republican hopefuls finished below 10 percent.
“Iowa still loves Mike Huckabee,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “If he doesn’t get into the race Mitt Romney will be the nominal front runner in the state- one person Iowa Republicans definitely aren’t too interested in right now is
The poll revealed many other tidbits about Iowa Republicans.
*Almost half (48 percent) of Iowa Republicans do not believe Barack Obama was born in the U.S.
*Romney is vulnerable on his health care plan. 63 percent of these voters would not be willing to support a candidate who endorsed a health insurance mandate.
*The number of Iowa Republicans who have an unfavorable view of Trump (40 percent) almost matches the number who like him (41 percent).
*About 28 percent of Iowa Republicans identified themselves as belonging to the Tea Party, while almost half (48 percent) did not.