Mini Poll: Republican Reality Show?


Compared to prior presidential elections, are you more enthusiastic or less enthusiastic about voting this year?


More enthusiastic:
 26%
Less enthusiastic:
 40%
About the same:
 33%

Democratic Voters:

More enthusiastic:
 16%
Less enthusiastic:
 52%
About the same:
 31%

Republican Voters:

More enthusiastic:
 49%
Less enthusiastic:
 14%
About the same:
 38%

 


Have you been paying greater attention to this year's presidential campaign than you have in prior elections?


Yes:
 29%
About the same:
 71%

Democratic Voters:

Yes:
 18%
About the same:
 82%

Republican Voters:

Yes:
 54%
About the same:
 46%

 


How would you compare the overall tone of this year's presidential election to prior ones?


This campaign has generally been more positive:
 6%
This campaign has generally been more negative:
 50%
This campaign has been about the same as most of the others:
 44%

 


Do you think that a candidate for president who is better than the remaining major party candidates has already dropped out of the race?


Yes:
 11%
No:
 89%

 


At the end of the Republican nomination contest, whom do you want to be the Republican candidate for president:


Mitt Romney:
 35%
Herman Cain:
 4%
Rick Perry:
 2%
Ron Paul:
 10%
Michelle Bachmann:
 3%
Newt Gingrich:
 6%
Rick Santorum:
 4%
Jon Huntsman:
 16%
None of these:
 19%

Democratic Voters:

Mitt Romney:
 31%
Herman Cain:
 3%
Rick Perry:
 2%
Ron Paul:
 9%
Michelle Bachmann:
 4%
Newt Gingrich:
 6%
Rick Santorum:
 3%
Jon Huntsman:
 19%
None of these:
 23%

Republican Voters:

Mitt Romney:
 44%
Herman Cain:
 7%
Rick Perry:
 4%
Ron Paul:
 10%
Michelle Bachmann:
 2%
Newt Gingrich:
 8%
Rick Santorum:
 7%
Jon Huntsman:
 8%
None of these:
 9%

 


Which quality is more important to you in a presidential candidate, having the right experience or having fresh ideas?


Right experience:
 52%
Fresh ideas:
 48%

 


Do you think the voters in this country are ready to elect a qualified person who will turn 80 during his first term as president?


Yes:
 22%
No:
 78%

 


Do you think the voters in this country are ready to elect a Mormon as president?


Yes:
 65%
No:
 35%

 


Do you think the voters in this country are ready to elect a qualified woman as president?


Yes:
 60%
No:
 40%

 


If your choice for president were between your least favorite candidate among the current frontrunners -- Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, or Jon Huntsman -- and another term for Barack Obama, which one would you choose?


I'd vote for my least favorite of the three frontrunners:
 39%
I'd vote for Barack Obama:
 61%

 


In general, what is the best age for a president of the United States: in their 30s, in their 40s, in their 50s, in their 60s, or in their 70s?


30s:
 1%
40s:
 12%
50s:
 67%
60s:
 17%
70s:
 3%

 


Even though you know that the results will not count toward the selection of the state's delegates, do you plan to vote in Missouri's February 7 presidential primary?


Yes:
 68%
No:
 32%

 


Do you think the eventual winner of the presidency will also carry the state of Missouri in November?


Yes:
 57%
No:
 43%

Democratic Voters:

Yes:
 43%
No:
 57%

Republican Voters:

Yes:
 88%
No:
 12%

 


Do you think that the president of the United States and the governor of Missouri will belong to the same political party in February 2013?


Yes:
 68%
No:
 32%

Democratic Voters:

Yes:
 83%
No:
 17%

Republican Voters:

Yes:
 35%
No:
 65%

 


In recent national elections, have you found yourself more often voting for Democrats or for Republicans?


Democrats:
 69%
Republicans:
 31%

 


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