04/11/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Huckabee Tops Alabama GOP Poll Of 2012 Contenders

In a reminder of his strength with social conservatives, Mike Huckabee leads his nearest GOP competitor by 10 percent, according to a new poll of Alabama Republicans.

Thirty-three percent of Alabama Republicans polled support the former Arkansas governor to win the 2012 presidential nomination, while 23 percent said they would back Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee. The next closest Republican to Huckabee and Palin is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who takes 12 percent of the vote.

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