New Gallup Poll today shows that among Republican voters there is a quartet of potential 2012 GOP candidates generating the majority of their interest, and then there is everybody else.
Mike Huckabee, who visited Iowa yesterday but remains firmly undecided about whether to run again, scored the highest among the survey with 19 percent of GOP voters backing him.
Mitt Romney, who is forming a formidable fundraising network for his probable jump into the race, follows close behind at 15 percent among Republicans.
Sarah Palin is in third place with 12 percent, but her numbers have dropped over the last few Gallup polls, according to the Princeton-based survey.
Newt Gingrich with 10 percent is the only other potential 2012 prospect that registers with double-digits. 16 percent of the Republicans polled currently have no preference among the current field.
If Huckabee decides not to run, Romney would benefit the most with a 4 point bump.Palin's support would rise to 17 percent and Gingrich to 13 percent.
The survey was conducted between March 18 through 22 by more than 1,000 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.