April 15, 2011
Donald Trump leads in today’s poll by Public Policy Polling, with 26%; Mike Huckabee is 2nd with 17%; Mitt Romney has 15%; Newt Gingrich 11%.
In the CNN/Opinion Research poll, the two men – both of whom are publicly mulling bids for the White House but have made few preparations in terms of campaign infrastructure and travel to key early states – top the poll with 19 percent support apiece.
While Huckabee retained the same level of support in the poll a month earlier, Trump jumped nine percentage points.
Sarah Palin took third place with 12 percent, the same amount of support as in the March poll.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who announced the launch of his presidential exploratory committee Monday, was tied in fourth place with 11 percent alongside former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.