When Glenn Reynolds linked Allahpundit’s post about Mike Huckabee doing better against Barack Obama than any Republican candidate, I was shocked. But here’s what the quoted poll said:

Mike Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. There continues to be no evidence of any negative fallout for Huckabee after murders of police officers committed by an ex-Arkansas inmate whose sentence he had commuted. His 35/29 favorability breakdown is actually slightly better than it was in November before that incident.
Mitt Romney does the next best, trailing Obama 44-42. His favorability is 36/32, and he’s the most popular Republican among independents (41/32). Romney actually matches Huckabee with GOP voters this month and gets over 50%, ending a trend in his numbers that had seemed to spell difficulty for snagging a Republican nomination.
Sarah Palin trails Obama 49-41 largely because she loses 14% of the Republican vote to him, making her the only one of the GOP candidates we tested who Obama could get double digit crossover support against. At the same time Palin continues to be the most well liked potential GOP candidate within her party- at 71% favorability. Her problem appears to be that the Republicans who don’t care for her will go so far as to vote for Obama instead of her.

That’s downright wacky.
Who, and where are all these people who apparently prefer Mike Huckabee to Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney?
I don’t know, but I found myself reassured by the latest poll at Right Wing News. Huckabee comes in last:

12) Mike Huckabee: 0% (0 votes)
11) Ron Paul: 1% (1 votes)
10) Newt Gingrich: 3% (2 votes)
9) Haley Barbour: 3% (2 votes)
8) Rick Perry: 4% (3 votes)
7) John Thune: 7% (5 votes)
6) Jeb Bush: 7% (5 votes)
5) Tim Pawlenty: 9% (6 votes)
4) Mitch Daniels: 10% (7 votes)
3) Mitt Romney: 12% (8 votes)
2) Mike Pence: 14% (10 votes)
1) Sarah Palin: 29% (20 votes)

With zero votes, you could say that Huckabee doesn’t come in at all, but anyway, there he is. No lower bottom is possible.
OTOH, this may reflect smug Kaelian thinking on my part. (“I don’t know anyone who is for Huckabee!” being analogous to Kael’s apocryphal “I don’t know anyone who voted for Nixon!”) Except I am hardly alone. Zero means zero. Is the entire right-of-center blogosphere that out of touch with public opinion as a whole?
I don’t know what might be going on, but the contrast is just too huge for comfort.
Is it possible that something is wrong with the polling?
Putting my inner Pauline Kael aside, all I know is that were I Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee would be the guy I’d most want to run against.