National Survey of 1,000 Likely GOP Primary Voters
Conducted November 30, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2012 GOP Primary were held today would you vote for Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann or Jon Huntsman.
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* Herman Cain has announced that he is reconsidering his candidacy. If Cain drops out of the race, would you vote for Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann or Jon Huntsman.
4* Would every one of the Republican candidates make a better President than Barack Obama?
5* 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?
6* How likely is it that the Republican nominee for President will win the general election in 2012?
7* Which Republican candidate do you trust most on national security issues…. Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann or Jon Huntsman?
8* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
9* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
10* Suppose the Republican candidate for president defeats Barack Obama in the general election and the Republicans also win control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. How likely is it that government spending will be significantly cut by the end of the new president’s first term?
11* Are you certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something come up that causes you to change your mind?
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