In today's Spokesman Review we have an AP article telling us how pleased Republican voters are about the Republican contenders for president. (Props to soccermomsusie again for sinking the hook a couple of times.)
The article lists Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Michelle Bachmann as the top three in the running. I was going to write about how wacked out each candidate is as they try to out-extreme each other when I checked out the poll this article is based on (PDF). I realize the article is about how Republican voters feel about the known or possible candidates, but there's a lot more in the poll that I find far more interesting.
Percentage who have a total unfavorable impression of...
Sarah Palin: 59%
Newt Gingrich: 57%
Michele Bachmann: 43%
Mitt Romney: 41%
Rudy Guiliani: 40%
Rick Perry: 36%
Ron Paul: 36%
Rick Santorum: 31%
Jon Huntsman: 28%
Herman Cain: 27%
Percentage who are totally dissatisfied with the people who may be Republican candidates: 50%
Percentage who thinks it's slightly or not important a candidate shares their religious views: 63%
Percentage who think abortion should be legal in most/all cases: 51%
But apparently the most important information to be gleaned from the poll is how Republican voters feel about possible Republican candidates.