The majority voters speak "no" to Palin or Trump in 2012

Almost 60 percent of Americans would never support a Republican presidential bid by previous Alaska Governor Sarah Palin or real estate mogul and reality TV idol Donald Trump, according to a new poll on Wednesday.

Trump, who has been trying the waters for a possible 2012 run for the Republican presidential recommendation, has said he would announce impressive before June -- after his authenticity TV show, "Celebrity Apprentice," ends its season on May 22.

Palin was the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and is observance her supporters guessing on whether she will run.

The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,408 electorate found that about half would think or be excited about backing former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney or former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in the November 2012 election.

"Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are in the most excellent shape. Sarah Palin and Donald Trump experience from the reality that, as our mothers told us, 'You never get a second chance to create a first feeling,'" said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling organization.

Among the 613 Republican and independent Republican-leaning voters, the poll showed Romney as preferred to win the Republican presidential nomination with 18 percent, followed by Huckabee and Palin with 15 percent and Trump with 12 percent.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and former House of government Speaker Newt Gingrich each have 5 percent, while former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota ambassador Michele Bachmann and both on 4 percent.

The margin of mistake for that subset was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The telephone poll, conducted between April 16 and May 1, was released on the eve of a debate in South Carolina among a handful of potential Republican candidates, none of them high-profile names.

The mistake margin for the larger group was 2.6 points.
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