The latest New York Times Poll shows Mike Huckabee with a surprising, though, soft, second place showing behind Romney and ahead of Giuliani:
Among Republican caucusgoers, 27 percent said they would support Mr. Romney, while 21 percent said they would support Mr. Huckabee and 15 percent said they would support Mr. Giuliani. But two-thirds of Mr. Romney’s backers said they could change their mind, a strikingly large number; by contrast, half of Mr. Huckabee’s supporters said they could change their mind. And nearly every one of Mr. Huckabee’s poll measures in Iowa, where he has focused most of his resources, was encouraging: 50 percent of respondents had a favorable view of him, compared with 7 percent who said they viewed him unfavorably
So, if these trends continue, Huckabee could surprise both Romney and Giuliani, and that could throw the Republican race wide open.