Public Policy Polling recently ran the numbers on the GOP field in Iowa, and found that former U.S. Ambassador to China/Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman is polling at 0.207%. Yes, that means out of the 481 people surveyed, there was one person who said they were a Huntsman supporter. That's the very definition of an "outlier," but whatever! The good news is that now, we know everything there is to know about that one dude.
-He is 'not sure' when it comes to Barack Obama's job performance- doesn't approve or disapprove. He reports having voted for Obama in 2008.
-Huntsman is the only potential Republican candidate he has a favorable opinion of. He expresses 'no opinion' about Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Ron Paul, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Buddy Roemer, Rick Perry, Fred Karger, Paul Ryan, and Gary Johnson. He has an unfavorable opinion of Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump.
Despite having "no opinion" about Mitt Romney, the One Guy Who Likes Jon Huntsman says that he would vote for Romney over Obama if they were they two nominees for the general election. I guess that stands to reason, seeing as he's "not sure" about Obama's job performance. Additionally, the One Guy Who Likes Jon Huntsman has gradations of disapproval: he would vote for Obama if matched up against Palin or Cain, but could go either way if Obama drew Gingrich or Pawlenty as an opponent.
The One Guy Who Likes Jon Huntsman is neither a Tea Party member or a birther. (I could have extrapolated that from the fact that he likes Jon Huntsman.)
Should the Reporters Who Cover Campaigns manage to not produce some "think-piece" that uses The One Guy Who Likes Jon Huntsman to spin some mystical crap about "What it all means for 2012," I will applaud the restraint.
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