Louisiana Political News Wire
Rasmussen Polling Report: "Yes, Virginia, there is a Republican Party"
Yes, Virginia, there is a Republican Party, and the jockeying already has begun to determine who its standard-bearer will be in 2012 - even though the first primaries are 30 months away.
Sarah Palinís surprise resignation as governor of Alaska and the drop in President Obamaís approval ratings, particularly since the release of a jobs report that shows unemployment at its highest level in 26 years, have turned the conversation to Election 2012. For now, it seems clear that next yearís congressional races and the presidential contest beyond are going to be all about the economy.
On the Republican side, there is no clear frontrunner: 25% prefer Mitt Romney, 24% would vote for Sarah Palin, and 22% say Mike Huckabee is their top pick.
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