The Scariest Thing You’ll See All Day

Obviously, polls taken two-plus years before the next presidential election don’t mean a whole lot, but that probably won’t stop Mike Huckabee’s supporters from trumpeting this:

For the first time in one of our monthly polls looking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election Barack Obama trails one of his hypothetical opponents, albeit by the smallest of margins.

Mike Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. There continues to be no evidence of any negative fallout for Huckabee after murders of police officers committed by an ex-Arkansas inmate whose sentence he had commuted. His 35/29 favorability breakdown is actually slightly better than it was in November before that incident.

Of course, just yesterday Huckabee warned the GOP to not “get too giddy” because President Obama will probably be re-elected.