HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Donald Trump arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Trump
The poll tested the three potential 2012 hopefuls, along with House Speaker John Boehner, and found Trump leading the pack.
Trump's numbers were 9 percent "very positive" and 17 percent "somewhat positive," for a combined total of 26 percent.
Romney had a 6 percent "very positive" rating and 19 percent "somewhat positive," largely unchanged since the the poll's findings in the 2008 election
And Pawlenty was at 3 percent "very positive" and 7 percent "somewhat positive" for a combined 10 percent.
The figures went largely unnoticed from last week’s poll, and were reported Sunday by the Huffington Post.