The GOP doesn't have a clear leader, according to a new Pew poll.

Asked to identify the "leader of the Republican part," 8% of all respondents chose John McCain, followed by Sarah Palin at 4%.

Among only Republican respondents, 11% chose McCain, with 5% picking Palin.

A plurality of respondents (18% total, 17% among Republicans) volunteered the answer "nobody."

In better news for the GOP, however, independents favor them on a number of key issues. Republicans hold a 38%-25% advantage on the deficit, 35%-30% on the jobs, and 37%-26% on foreign policy. Democrats lead only on energy, holding a 37%-28% advantage among independents.