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Questions - National GOP Primary - February 6, 2012

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National GOP: Romney 34%, Gingrich 27%, Santorum 18%, Paul 11%
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely GOP Primary Voters

Conducted February 6, 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?

 

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Some other candidate

Not sure

 

2* If the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, for whom would you vote?

 

Romney

Gingrich

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

 

3* If the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, for whom would you vote?

 

Romney

Santorum

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

 

4* If the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote?

 

Romney

Paul

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

 

5* 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.

 

Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich

Ron Paul

Rick Santorum

 

6* Which Republican presidential candidate would be the strongest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election?

 

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Not sure

 

7* Which Republican presidential candidate would be the weakest opponent against Barack Obama in the general election?

 

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Not sure

 

8* Regardless of who you want to win, who do you think will win the Republican presidential nomination?

 

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Some Other Candidate

Not sure

 

9* 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?

 

The Republican candidate

Barack Obama

A third party candidate

Not sure

 

10* Are you certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something come up that causes you to change your mind?

 

11* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

12* Generally speaking, do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

 

13* 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?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence