Huntsman Unable to Generate Much Positive Intensity So Far

Herman Cain maintains highest Positive Intensity Score, while Romney loses steam

by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who formally announced his presidential candidacy two weeks ago, has so far been unable to generate much positive intensity from Republicans nationwide. He is recognized by 42% of Republicans, and among those generates a Positive Intensity Score of 2, essentially tied with Newt Gingrich and Gary Johnson as the lowest of any Republican Gallup tracks.

Potential GOP Candidate Images Among Republicans and Republican-Leaning Independents, June 20-July 3, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s Positive Intensity Score in this week’s report has settled down to 20 from 24 last week, but this is still the second-highest such score of any Republican measured, behind only Herman Cain at 26. Palin, at 18, and Romney, at 14, trail Cain and Bachmann.

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