Iowa: Huckabee 39, Romney 17

A new Newsweek poll out on December 7th says that Huckabee has surged into a more than 2-1 lead over Romney. The survey, conducted Wednesday and Thursday, shows Huckabee with 39 percent and Romney with 17 percent support among likely Republicans likely to attend the Jan. 3 caucuses.

In its last survey, in September, Huckabee only had 6 percent compared to Romney's 25 percent, Newsweek reported on its website. Its report quoted Larry Hugick, who directed the polling for Princeton Survey Research Associates saying that Huckabee's huge rise is rare.