…but he would lose to a Democratic competitor by double digits.
In head-to-head matchups — the first [poll] to include Huckabee — the former Arkansas governor loses to Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York by 10 percentage points (54 percent to 44 percent), to Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois by 15 points (55 percent to 40 percent) and to former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina by 25 points (60 percent to 35 percent).
My only surprise here is John Edwards’ lead, especially since he’s behind Obama and Hillary nationally. I’ve always liked him, but can’t figure out why he’s so far ahead of Obama in a matvchup against Huckabee. I know why he’s ahead of Hillary – because there’s a visceral reaction to any Clinton from the right. But Obama? I don’t get it.
**Clarification: I guess my question is this: Why is Edwards first in this poll, but third nationally among Democrats? Is there something about Huckabee?