In the last several months there has not been a solid frontrunner in Republican polls for the 2012 nomination. While Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have been near the top, neither has been dominant.
Donald Trump was able to surge last month, although where his polls go now is unclear. With much of the attention reverting away from him, he may see a dip in his vote share.
And it appears that may have already happened-- and Sarah Palin has picked up the slack. Palin has reduced her profile over the last several months, cutting back on public speaking events. Many supporters appeared to move towards Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.
Now, in the newest Quinnipiac poll, it appears that the former Alaska Governor has received a new boost in support.
The list continues from there, but it shows a fairly significant bump in support for the former VP candidate. In a Rasmussen poll taken late last month, Palin received only 9% support:
Part of Palin's surge may be attributed to voters leaving Trump's campaign. Is there another factor involved?