Rasmussen has a new poll out on the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination. I think most people will be surprised to see Sarah Palin virtually tied with Mitt Romney. Rasmussen has Romney with 25%, Palin with 24%, Huckabee with 22%, and Gingrich with 14%. Haley Barbour and Tim Pawlenty barely make the list with 1% each.

It’s interesting to note that everyone except Gingrich is a governor or a former governor … or a governor-who-is-soon-to-be-a-former-governor.

Of course, all this is pre-Power Rankings release.