A series of polls released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) have Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin looking like early frontrunners in race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Here's how the race is shaping up in in a number of key states:
Mitt Romney is ranked #1 in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, and New Hampshire
Sarah Palin has the lead in Maine, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Mike Huckabee is the favorite in Illinois and Pennsylvania
Tim Pawlenty enjoys a narrow lead in his home state of Minnesota
With most of the leading candidates yet to make it official, these polls provide a valuable reference point for maybe-runs like Sarah Palin.