Voters Didn’t Get the Memo About Blaming Mike Huckabee for Cop Killing

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After a man granted clemency by Mike Huckabee nine years ago murdered four police officers in Seattle last month, many conservative blogs blamed the former Arkansas governor, and pundits were quick to declare his presidential aspirations kaput. But as we suspected, it seems the political implications of the controversy were blown out of proportion. According to Public Policy Polling, Huckabee's favorability rating is basically unchanged, and actually somewhat improved, since the incident. [Public Policy Polling via Political Wire]