Journalists and pundits love Sarah Palin and Donald Trump, secretly hoping they decide to run for the Republican presidential nomination. They are provocative figures - and great copy.
Voters, however, just aren't that into the former vice-presidential candidate and the real-estate mogul/reality TV protaganist, according to an independent national poll by Quinnipiac University.
Just under 60 percent voters say they would "never support" either one of them for president. The survey of 1,408 registered voters finds about half would be willing to enthusiastically back - or at least consider voting for - former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
"It's difficult to get a handle on the 2012 Republican race. Many contenders are not well known and many who are known are not liked," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.