Huntsman’s name recognition among Republicans has risen 22 points from early this year, but at 42%, Huntsman remains among the least well-known candidates in Gallup’s tracking, with a name identification exceeding only Johnson’s. Huntsman is less well known than Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, or Tim Pawlenty, and is recognized by less than half as many Republicans as know Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin.

Just as importantly, 5% of Republicans who recognize Huntsman have a strongly favorable opinion of him, tied with Johnson for the lowest such percentage of any candidate measured. Three percent of Republicans who recognize Huntsman have a strongly unfavorable opinion of him.