November 3rd, 2010
02:21 AM ET
12 years ago

Exit Polls: Enough about the campaign – let’s talk about the campaign

(CNN) - It’s after midnight, which means the 2010 vote is over…and the 2012 race is officially underway.

In exit polls Tuesday, Republicans in three key early-voting states were asked about four of their leading presidential contenders.

In Iowa, it appears Mike Huckabee’s still got a base: the former Arkansas governor is tied with Mitt Romney at 21 percent, with Sarah Palin close behind at 18 percent, and Gingrich nabbing single-digit support.

In New Hampshire, former Massachusetts governor Romney displays his home court advantage: he draws more support, at 39 percent, than the rest of his top rivals combined. Palin once again nabs 18 percent, Huckabee drops to 11 percent, and Gingrich stays in the single digits.

And in the key early-voting state of South Carolina – where Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney both endorsed Gov.-elect Nikki Haley in the GOP primary this year – Palin, Huckabee and Romney are again neck-and-neck. The former Alaska governor has support from 25 percent in Tuesday’s exit poll, followed by Huckabee at 24 and Romney at 20. Newt Gingrich polls at 10 percent.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Amy

    Huckabee won the Iowa caucus in 2008. Romney finished second. If they are tied in this new poll that’s actually bad news for Mike Huckabee.

    November 3, 2010 04:32 am at 4:32 am |
  2. Troy C

    Palin has supporters ? She quit as Gov, is currently unemployed and still spouts slogans that puts down her fellow Americans by saying that she's going to take back America........from who......her fellow Americans? I didn't know we were invaded nag got taken over.

    November 3, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. Frank dada

    I guess we will have to see if the republicans can fix what they created
    With the preceding free for al spending and greed of the bush years

    Way to go America

    November 3, 2010 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  4. aaron

    When is somebody going to point out that the American public has created this horrible situation in Washington?

    November 3, 2010 07:58 am at 7:58 am |