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An Imaginary Obama-Huckabee Matchup


Photo Courtesy Huffington Post

Of course, there’s no way of knowing what will happen to Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee next week or during any of the following primaries. Hillary, we’re guessing, has a lot of tricks left up her sleeve, and McCain and Romney are sure to make a surge in less evangelical states like New Hampshire, Michigan, and Nevada. But, if the thus-far-imaginary Huckabee-Obama contest were to one day take place, the Huffington Post has poll data from before the caucus. SurveyUSA polled voters in a handful of swing (and non-swing) states about a potential general election between the Illinois senator and the former Arkansas governor. Here are some of the more interesting results:

Obama gets:
Wisconsin by 16%
Iowa by 13%
Oregon by 11%
Virginia by 9%
Minnesota by 5%
Ohio by 1%

Huckabee gets:
Kentucky by 13%
Missouri by 2%
New Mexico by 1%

Now, that’s not all of the potential swing states, and in general it doesn’t really mean anything. But you were kinda wondering, weren’t you?

Huckabee vs. Obama: Who Wins? [HuffPo]

An Imaginary Obama-Huckabee Matchup