Rasmussen has new Arkansas polls matching Huckabee up against the Democratic candidates, and Huckabee appears to have the edge. In his home state, Huckabee wins handily in a race against either Clinton or Obama:
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leads former Arkansas First Lady Hillary Clinton in the race for that state’s Electoral College votes. A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Huckabee attracts 48% of the vote in Arkansas while Clinton earns 42%.
Not only that, many Arkansas voters are expecting to see such a match-up in November 2008. Sixty-three percent (63%) of Arkansas voters expect Clinton to win the Democratic nomination. Thirty-nine percent (39%) expect Huckabee to be the Republican nominee. Twenty percent (20%) expect Rudy Giuliani to win the nomination and no other GOP hopeful reaches double digits on this question.
Huckabee has an even larger lead in Arkansas when matched against Barack Obama. In that match-up, it’s Huckabee 54% Obama 35%.