Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin trails former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a new hypothetical 2012 matchup poll, according to a report by Politico.com.
Just 17 percent of the Alaska Republicans surveyed by Public Policy Polling said they would favor Palin in a 2012 GOP primary. Romney captured 20 percent.
“Fortunately for Sarah Palin, Alaska decides few convention delegates, and coming more than a month after Super Tuesday, she may not survive the race to be embarrassed on her home turf,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling.
Meanwhile, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich garnered 16 percent of Alaska Republicans, placing him in fourth behind former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckablee who was tied with Palin.
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