Michigan Survey of 750 Likely GOP Primary Voters
Conducted February 1, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
For ballot questions, the order of candidate names is rotated so that different survey respondents hear the candidate names in a different order.
1* If the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today, would you vote for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul?
Some other candidate
2* Now I’m going to read you a short list of people in the news. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression.
3* Which Republican presidential candidate would be the strongest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election… Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul?
4* Which Republican presidential candidate would be the weakest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election…. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul?
5* Regardless of who you want to win, who do you think will win the Republican presidential nomination?
6* Suppose your favorite candidate does not win the nomination. When the general election is held, would you be most likely to vote for the Republican candidate, President Barack Obama, or a third party candidate?
7* In terms of how you will vote in the next national election, are you primarily interested in National Security issues such as the War in Afghanistan and the War on Terror, Economic issues such as jobs and economic growth, Domestic Issues like Social Security and Health Care, Cultural issues such as same-se marriage and abortion, or Fiscal issues such as taxes and government spending?
8* Which Republican candidate would do the best job managing the economy?
9* Which Republican candidate would do the best job on the issue of national security and defense?
10* Which Republican candidate would do the best job on social issues?
11* Which Republican candidate has the best personal character?
12* Looking back, was it a good idea or a bad idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for General Motors and Chrysler?
13* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
14* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?
15* Are you certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something come up that causes you to change your mind?
16* Many times, things come up that make it impossible for someone to vote in the primaries. Are you certain that you will vote in the Michigan primary or is it possible that something might come up to prevent you from voting?
17* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
18* How would you rate the job Rick Snyder has been doing as governor…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence