Notable quotes from the Gallup release:
“In addition to the 12 named candidates, 1% of respondents volunteered the name of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.”
“Historically, Republicans have generally nominated the early front-runner as the party's presidential candidate. The notable exception came in the last presidential election, when Rudy Giuliani led in most of the early nomination polls.”
My conclusion is that T-Paw is just too boring for the current election cycle. Unfortunately, this helps Sarah Palin. Chris Christie, however, is exciting. I think if he got into the race, he might pull ahead.