In the recent poll concluded yesterday on this site the two people who emerged as the preferred candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for the 2012 election were Rudolph Giuliani and Sarah Palin, with Palin narrowly edging out the former New York City mayor.
The poll, it should be noted, is completely unscientific.
"Other" was a close third choice, while Mitt Romney polled the best of the remaining candidates which included Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
The poll shows that no clear front-runner has emerged with about a year before primary season is set to begin. The Republicans may need to find a star candidate, with broader appeal than Palin, who can capture the imagination and enthusiasm of the American center if they hope to defeat the articulate and persuasive incumbent President Obama.