What's fascinating, though, is Newt Gingrich's surge into the top tier of presidential prospects. He's gained six points in a month, and is only one point behind Palin. His favorable number is about the same as Palin's, but his unfavorable number is significantly less.
My only surprise is that there is any surprise in this at all. Matthew Continetti discussed this in 2007; we weren't that far behind. (February 2008). ◙