Ex-N.M. governor lacks home state support for potential W.H. bid

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (R) doesn't have much of a base in his home state, according to a new poll.

A Public Policy Polling survey released on Monday had just 13 percent of New Mexico Republicans supporting Johnson.

Johnson, a successful businessman who served two terms as governor of from 1995-2003, was behind Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. The top three Republicans took 20, 17 and 16 percent respectively in the survey of 357 of the state's GOP primary voters conducted Feb. 4-6.

The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 5.2 percent.

Johnson, who is perhaps best known as an advocate for the legalization of marijuana, attended the Conservative Political Action Conference last week. He finished tied for third with 6 percent of the vote in the CPAC straw poll.