Friday, April 29, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 Republican Nomination Survey

Rasmussen 2012 Republican Nomination Survey

Suppose some of the bigger names decided not to run for President in 2012 and you had a choice between Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, John Huntsman, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan….for whom would you vote?
  • Mitt Romney 27%
  • Chris Christie 26%
  • Paul Ryan 12%
  • Tim Pawlenty 8%
  • Mitch Daniels 4%
  • Rick Perry 3%
  • Jon Huntsman 2%
  • Some other candidate 6%
  • Undecided 12%
National survey of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters was conducted April 26, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
Romney, who unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, has a slight edge among Republicans. But Christie holds a double-digit lead over the former Massachusetts governor among unaffiliated voters who are likely to vote in GOP primaries. 
Tea Party members likely to vote in Republican primaries strongly prefer Christie to Romney. Those who are not members of the grass roots movement favor Romney by nearly as wide a margin. 
Evangelical Christian primary voters are closely divided between the two, but other Protestants like Romney more. Catholics give the nod to Christie. Those of other faiths are evenly divided. 
Those who earn more than $60,000 per year favor Christie; those who earn less like Romney more. 
Across all demographic categories, Christie and Romney are the clear leaders in this pack of potential GOP presidential hopefuls.

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