Huckabee Was Top-Tier in 2012, Too

Maggie, remember that Huckabee was top-tier in 2012 as well.  A February 2011 Gallup poll showed Huckabee leading the field with 18 percent, followed by Romney and Palin tied at 16 percent.  Then a few months later, he dropped out. Being one of the leaders doesn’t mean much this early in the race, but when the press tries to frame Bush as the front-runner, it helps to remember that he is now favored by just 14 percent of voters, a drop of 9 percentage points in the latest CNN poll, behind Huckabee to be sure.  And it is also noteworthy that at this

Bush, Huckabee Ahead of GOP Pack

Frank, there may be no front-runner, but take a look at this CBS News Poll which asked Republicans who they would support and who they would definitely not support.  Bush and Huckabee lead the field with 49 percent and 46 percent, respectively. Rubio comes next at 37 percent, with Carson, Perry, Walker and Paul all in the low thirties. The only candidate who is strongly upside down on the support question (more people say they would not support him than say they would) is Chris Christie, with 43 percent saying they would not support him versus 28 percent who say they

There Is No Front-runner

Maggie, while the CNN poll shows Huckabee leading nationally, the more interesting polls were the ones NBC/Marist released a few days earlier in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, key early primary states. While Jeb Bush has been declared the front-runner, these polls confirm he is not as far ahead as he thinks he should be: Huckabee is leading in Iowa; Lindsay Graham is leading in South Carolina; and Scott Walker is hot on Bush’s heels in New Hampshire, the one state where he is leading (Bush is at 18 percent and Walker at 15 percent, with Paul and Christie

Huckabee a Front-runner?

In the latest national CNN poll, Huckabee surges to 17 percent, with Bush second at 12 percent, and Walker and Paul at 11 percent.

Jindal, Cruz, Huckabee on Marriage

Gay marriage is back in the mainstream TV news thanks to Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee. In a CNN interview on Feb. 10, Gov. Jindal endorsed a Constitutional Amendment as a remedy if the Court orders gay marriage.  And on Feb. 1, also on CNN, Gov. Huckabee addressed the religious liberty impacts of gay marriage as progressives redefine traditional Christianity as hatred and bigotry per se. Now, The Blaze is crediting Sen. Cruz with being the first presidential candidate to “take action” in response to Alabama ruling,  for introducing a Constitutional Amendment this week permitting states to define marriage as one man

Iowa Pastors Against Common Core?

A revealing anecdote in a WaPo story by Robert Costa on the emergent GOP presidential campaign suggests the growing importance Common Core will play 2016. Iowa’s influential Rev. Michael Demastus of Fort Des Moines Church of Christ is not endorsing anyone yet but he has “been inundated with requests for meetings and invitations to political junkets.” For example, Gov. Bobby Jindal invited him down for a Louisiana prayer rally.  Gov. Mike Huckabee traveled with him and other religious leaders through Europe last fall. “It was fun,” Demastus said of his swing with Huckabee,”But taking me to Europe doesn’t get you my

Will Huckabee Stand Alone?

So far in the GOP race for 2016, there has been only one candidate to stand up strongly in the last few weeks and months against the new raging political correctness that has completely overtaken the gay marriage and religious freedom debate: Gov. Mike Huckabee. He’s not stopping at just government policies either. Huckabee has made headlines recently for calling out Christians for “evolving” on the issue. From “As a biblical issue, unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, OK, I’m just gonna evolve,” the former Arkansas governor contended. “It’s like

Huckabee Discusses Marriage, Religious Liberty on CNN

On February 1, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and discussed his views on marriage. He lambasted other Christian politicians who have “evolved” on the issue, saying, “unless I get a new version of the scriptures, it’s really not my place to say, OK, I’m just gonna evolve.” Huckabee then likened asking a Christian to accept gay marriage to “asking somebody who is Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli.” You can find the full interview here.

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