Thu, April 21, 2011 -- 7:00 AM ET
New York Times/CBS News Poll Finds Few Favorites as Republican Fight for President Gels
With less than a year to go before the Iowa caucuses,
Republican voters have yet to form strong opinions about most
of their potential candidates for president in 2012,
according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Only those possible contenders who regularly appear on
television -- or have made bids before -- are well known
enough to elicit significant views from their fellow
Republicans. And of that group, only one, former Gov. Mike
Huckabee of Arkansas, is viewed favorably by more than half
of the Republican electorate.
The poll would seem to reflect the late start to the
Republican primary season, with many of the major likely
candidates seeking to hoard their money and avoid making any
missteps that they might have to live with later, when voters
go to polls or caucus rooms.