Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Today, a Public Policy Polling survey finds that President Obama, in potential 2012 matchups, leads Newt Gingrich 53-36, Mike Huckabee 52-39, Sarah Palin 56-37, and Mitt Romney 53-35; Politics Daily profiles Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour as a potential candidate; a Bobby Jindal-backed bill to make gubernatorial records more transparent has passed the Louisiana Senate; Rep. Mike Pence will host three forums in three states to talk about GOP energy policy, along with other members of the House GOP American Energy Solutions Group he chairs.