Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks during his tour of businesses in downtown Nashua, N.H., Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
In what will likely be the first in a series of disappointments for the former Utah Governor during this primary process, Jon Huntsman is currently in last place in the Drudge Report’s “Drudge Caucus.” His 2.78% of the vote (roughly 9,000 of about 325,000 votes) not only puts him behind the rest of the current Republican hopefuls, but it also puts him behind former candidate Herman Cain. That’s right Jon Huntsman is currently losing to a guy who had to drop out of the race in shame because there were so many women accusing him of sexual impropriety. Now obviously this is an unscientific Internet poll, but it is interesting that Huntsman’s numbers here are pretty similar to his numbers in Iowa (according to the last DMR poll, approximately 2%), which is a state he’s long since given up on.
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