Mitt Romney trails Mike Huckabee in new poll that ranks GOP presidential hopefuls

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  • Sandy Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    To B from Logan . . .
    who "just can't believe a serious voter could watch Huckabee strumming his guitar on FOX and think, 'That guy would make a great president!' "

    Well, they saw Bill Clinton playing his saxophone and, hey, look what that did for America!

  • fanUVU Orem, UT
    March 4, 2011 6:19 a.m.

    Huckabee, Romney??? Another 4 years of Obama!

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    March 3, 2011 11:14 p.m.

    Enough about how great Mitt is and how bad Huckabee might be. Outside this state (sorry Dorothy this is not Kansas anymore) people have opinions. They know that Mitt has run some of his companies into the ground to make others look better.

    He has sunk to the level of most other GOP's that stand on the sidelines and criticize. Not one idea has he put forth to help the country in its current dilemma. Supposedly he is going to be the leader but instead he joined the bashers of Obama. Has it helped yet?

    I would say our entire GOP party has spent the past 2 years with little to no preparation. Huckabee and Romney hate each other and that has not changed. Who will we elect now?

    Our party and now the country is in a pickle and as near as I can see we did little to change the path or direction we are heading. I would not vote for either of these two men, based upon their records.

  • Terry Sandy, UT
    March 3, 2011 10:54 p.m.

    Huckabee has no economic experience/background, Romney is one of the most educated/intelligent and well spoken men you will ever find and has a proven track record with running successful companies, turning around a broken state economy and working well with the most liberal state/citizens in the nation.

    Huckabee is an anti-mormon bigot that has no real accomplishments and only rallies the southern baptists in large numbers as his base. The NY Times probably polled liberals who they think should run against Obama for this poll. I have seen totally skewed polling data from them about 90% of the time, so just wait for some more accurate polls. America just can't be that stupid to really want Huckabee vs. Obama for the top office!

  • Middle of the Road Home Town USA, UT
    March 3, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    Huckabee in a phony. He does not represent any large majority, thank goodness. I do not believe the polls. He is also a basher as he could not stop criticizing Romney in the past presidential debates of the candidates.

    Romney has more savvy than Huckabee. Granted they were both governors, but Romney had it together and has more business sense. That makes a difference.

    Do not underestimate Romney and his helping those who are poor. Besides, his religious persuasion should never be an issue, and Huckabee is unwilling to stop criticizing the LDS Church, when he mocks Mr. Romney, which shows he has no class at all. Romney has class. No contest there in comparison to Huckabee.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    March 3, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Don't count Romney out. The biggest electoral voting block is not Huckabee's Dixieland, but the nationwide Independent voters. And they want Mitt over Huck.
    It will be about the economy, stupids. By the time our economy is fully tanked, even the ghosts of the confederate greycoats will come out of their graves to vote for the Mormon candidate. My deceased father's uncle was once a congressman from upstate Michigan in the 30s. He used to say, "people ultimately vote their pocketbooks."

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    March 3, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    I'm not sure Mitt is on a first name basis with a single poor person, while Huckabee, from Arkansas, must know at least a few. His completely made up history of the Obama family on the radio the other day, though, was pretty scary. Not only did Huckabee imply that Obama had spent part of his childhood in Kenya (completely untrue), but used that "fact" to explain OTHER untruths about him. A Democrat who tried such nonsense would be laughed out of the campaign before it even starts, but today's GOP is a little light on facts and doesn't even care.

  • B Logan, UT
    March 3, 2011 8:26 p.m.

    We are a nation of 300 million people. How is is possible that people like Huckabee and Obama could possibly be considered for this job? I doubt that Romney will even come close to getting the nomination. If he were a protestant, he would be a dead lock for the Republican nomination and probably president. Yes, he has flipped on the abortion thing, but people aren't as concerned about that right now. I just can't believe a serious voter could watch Huckabee strumming his guitar on FOX and think, "That guy would make a great president!" How is this possible?!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 3, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    I'm sometimes not a fan of the Mormons but I would take Romney gladly.

  • Happy Valley Hillbilly Alpine, UT
    March 3, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    In 2008 the mainstream press would typically bury any Romney story deep in the news, while purposfully positioning McCain front and center. Why? Because they realized Romney posed the most serious threat as an experienced and highly qualified candidate that could and probably would keep Barack Hussein Obama in the Senate. McCain was simply a Republican stooge who didn't have a chance of being elected. Huckabee is in the same camp as McCain. He appeals to the Arkansas faithful and to some of the southern electorate, but is perceived by most Republicans nationwide as a bit of an odd duck and certainly not capable of unseating Mr Obama in 2012. Any "news poll" in which NBC participates in is suspect on it's face value anyway.

  • AT Prospect, KY
    March 3, 2011 7:52 p.m.

    So, Romney's creepy. We all get that. However, I'm not impressed with the Deseret News. For this story, they show a photo of him that makes him look a bit goofy - while showing a more flattering picture of Huck. This isn't the first time. Come on Deseret News... I'm not defending him, but I don't like what you're doing.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    March 3, 2011 7:18 p.m.

    The "big" problem that the republican party has ,is they have no one to run that people like or trust!What about Palin, maybe Limbaugh, or how about Glen Beck? Gingrich anyone, oh what about Ron Paul or maybe his son? Oh well sometimes things just don't add up do they?

  • carpediem Holladay, UT
    March 3, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    I don't want another Bush, Huckabee, "Southern" good ol' boy to be president. The South doesn't represent what the rest of the nation wants. It's a different culture. I use to live in Alabama and you feel like you're living in another country.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    March 3, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    @goinoutwestt.... Holy cow, your material is old, tired and boring.... Romney changed his position on abortions.... That's it.... Get over it... Better yet, read his book, at least your criticisms will sound more intelligent.

  • nyca411 Menlo Park, CA
    March 3, 2011 6:34 p.m.

    To "goinoutwestt": if you think Mitt's "flip-flops" should keep him out of the White House, then Obama had better start packing his bags! His "change we can believe in" is his changing positions on just about every policy. Check out Politico's article "The Obama flip-flops you don't know." Well, now you know!

  • Led Zeppelin II Bountiful, UT
    March 3, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    Looks like our Presidential hopefulls will be hopeless again.
    Huckabee vs Obama. Looks like another 4 years of Obama. Huckabee is facist.
    He wants to force concervatism like Chris Butters. He will destroy concervatism as we know it.
    Ronald Reagan will continue to be the last good president and true American president our country had.

  • goinoutwestt Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 3, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    Mitt Romney has flip flopped so many times, would he actually make a good president?? Im voting my conscience, the GOP fights big spending now? It was only 2 years ago that Bush was spending like crazy?