Mini Poll: Republican Straw Poll (For Democrats, Too)


This is a list of people who seem to be running in the Republican primary for president in 2012. Which of the following candidates do you believe is most likely to be President Barack Obama’s Republican opponent in 2012?


Rick Perry:
 7%
Mitt Romney:
 34%
Newt Gingrich:
 2%
Herman Cain:
 6%
Ron Paul:
 38%
Michele Bachmann:
 1%
Rick Santorum:
 1%
Jon Huntsman:
 2%
None of them:
 11%

Democratic Voters:

Rick Perry:
 7%
Mitt Romney:
 57%
Newt Gingrich:
 1%
Herman Cain:
 4%
Ron Paul:
 9%
Michele Bachmann:
 1%
Rick Santorum:
 1%
Jon Huntsman:
 2%
None of them:
 18%

Republican Voters:

Rick Perry:
 7%
Mitt Romney:
 20%
Newt Gingrich:
 2%
Herman Cain:
 8%
Ron Paul:
 53%
Michele Bachmann:
 1%
Rick Santorum:
 1%
Jon Huntsman:
 2%
None of them:
 6%

 


Which of the following people do you believe is most likely to join the current field of candidates for the Republican nomination for President?


Sarah Palin:
 17%
Buddy Roemer:
 1%
Mitch Daniels:
 3%
John Combest:
 6%
Haley Barbour:
 1%
Mike Huckabee:
 3%
Tim Pawlenty:
 1%
Gary Johnson:
 5%
Chris Christie:
 29%
None of them:
 25%
Someone else:
 9%

 


Suppose the choice for the Republican presidential nomination narrows down to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Which one would you prefer the Republican Party nominate for president?


Perry:
 30%
Romney:
 70%

Democratic Voters:

Perry:
 28%
Romney:
 72%

Republican Voters:

Perry:
 33%
Romney:
 67%

 


Have you watched any of the Republican presidential debates this year or read much about them?


Yes:
 70%
No:
 30%

 


Overall, how do you rate the field of Republican presidential candidates?


One of the strongest in a while:
 14%
One of the weakest in a while:
 37%
About the same as usual:
 48%

Democrats Only:

One of the strongest in a while:
 5%
One of the weakest in a while:
 60%
About the same as usual:
 35%

Republicans Only:

One of the strongest in a while:
 24%
One of the weakest in a while:
 12%
About the same as usual:
 64%

 


Do you definitely plan to vote for Barack Obama for reelection as president or do you definitely plan to vote against him?


Definitely for Obama:
 39%
Definitely against Obama:
 44%
I definitely will not vote at all:
 1%
I am not sure:
 16%

 


Missouri has set February 7, 2012, as the date of our presidential primary election. If no other states change, Missouri’s primary would be second presidential contest in the nation, a day after Iowa’s caucuses and before the New Hampshire primary. Will Missouri change that date before Saturday’s deadline to set primary election dates?


Yes:
 33%
No:
 67%

Always/Generally Vote:

Yes:
 34%
No:
 66%

Never/Generally Don’t Vote:

Yes:
 25%
No:
 75%

 


Missouri has set February 7, 2012, as the date of our presidential primary election. If no other states change, Missouri’s primary would be second presidential contest in the nation, a day after Iowa’s caucuses and before the New Hampshire primary. Both the Republican and Democratic Parties have said they would strip half the convention delegates from states that held presidential primaries that early. Should Missouri keep that date?


Yes:
 43%
No:
 57%

Always/Generally Vote:

Yes:
 43%
No:
 57%

Never/Generally Don’t Vote:

Yes:
 43%
No:
 57%

 


Do you generally vote in presidential primary elections?


Always:
 70%
Generally, yes:
 20%
Generally, no:
 6%
Never:
 4%

 


Do you more often vote for Democratic presidential candidates or Republican presidential candidates?


Democratic:
 43%
Republican:
 57%
I never vote:
 1%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.