The latest Gallup poll of Republicans contains some interesting gems. “Currently, 72% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have a favorable opinion of Palin, compared with 56% for Romney and 59% for Huckabee.”

In the top selection category Romney still rules:

About one in four Republicans and Republican-leaning independents make Mitt Romney their top choice for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, giving him a slight edge over Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the choice of 14% of Republicans, with much smaller numbers choosing current Govs. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

She still trails Romney regarding who Republicans would like to see at the top of the ticket. But in the post “I quit” Palin chapter, a 72% is nothing to laugh at.