Mike Huckabee beats President Obama among Independent voters, the critical voting block needed to win the election. Huckabee also beats rivals Mitt Romney and Sara Palin handily, scoring a solid 82% favorability rating among Republican voters.
Even more damaging for Palin, she trails by over 14 percentage points among Independent voters.
"He leads by a single point withindependents, 43-42, and also has his party behind him to a greater extent than Obama,getting 82% of the Republican vote to the President's 76% share of the Democrats."
- Romney, Huckabee Beat Obama Among Independents - Politics - The Atlantic (view on Google Sidewiki)