Huckabee’s Name ID, Favorables Surge

Posted December 6, 2007 at 2:27pm

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In a poll conducted Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 33 percent of Americans said they had a favorable opinion of Huckabee, while 16% have an unfavorable opinion and 51% say they are not familiar enough with Huckabee to rate him. This is a dramatic change from early November, when Americans were equally divided between positive (18%) and negative (18%) views of Huckabee. As he has become better known, Huckabee’s favorable rating has increased substantially, while his unfavorable rating has held steady. In the past month, support for Huckabee has increased significantly, from 10% to 16%. Huckabee is now essentially tied for second place with Fred Thompson, John McCain, and Mitt Romney behind front-runner Rudy Giuliani