According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Sunday morning, three-quarters of Republicans and GOP leaning independent voters say they want a party nominee who can defeat President Barack Obama in 2012, even if that person doesn't agree with them on every issue. That's up seven percentage points from January.
OK, with you so far...
The poll also indicates that the two best-known potential GOP presidential hopefuls - Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani - are also the ones with the highest favorable rating among Republicans.
I don't know what's more amusing, that Republicans actually think Moose Lady and Mr. Noun-Adjective-9/11 could beat Obama, or that the two Republicans with the highest marks in this poll are the two who will never actually run because they know damn well they're getting far too much attention (not to mention cash flow) by not running.