Almost four years ago, CNN took a poll to learn whom Republicans might choose as their party’s 2012 presidential nominee. There were two clear front-runners: Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Mitt Romney limped in third.
By the time the campaign arrived, of course, Ms. Palin and Mr. Huckabee were pursuing careers as television pundits and after-dinner speakers. It’s in that spirit that we should contemplate last week’s burst of polling on the 2016 presidential campaign.
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