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Questions - Election 2012 Republican Primary - October 12, 2011

National Poll: Cain 29% Romney 29% Gingrich 10%
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely GOP Primary Voters

Conducted October 12, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports

 

Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidate names, so while half will hear the sequences displayed below, the other half hears a different order.

 

1* If the 2012 Republican Primary for President were held today would you vote for Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Jon Huntsman.

 

Perry

Romney

Cain

Bachmann

Paul

Santorum

Gingrich

Huntsman

Some other candidate

Not sure

 

2* If the 2012 Republican Primary for President were held today and you had a choice between only Mitt Romney, Rick Perry or Herman Cain for whom would you vote?

 

3* Suppose the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Mitt Romney and Herman Cain.  For whom would you vote?

 

4* Suppose the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.  For whom would you vote?

 

5* Suppose the 2012 Republican Primary for president were held today and you only had a choice between Herman Cain and Rick Perry.  For whom would you vote?

 

6* Regardless of which candidate you want to win the Republican Presidential Nomination which candidate is most likely to win…. Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Jon Huntsman.

 

Perry

Romney

Cain

Bachmann

Paul 

Santorum

Gingrich

Huntsman

Some other candidate

Not sure

 

7* 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?

 

8* Suppose Mitt Romney wins the Republican presidential nomination. How likely is it that Mitt Romney would beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election?

 

9* Suppose Rick Perry wins the Republican presidential nomination. How likely is it that Rick Perry would beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election?

 

10* Suppose Herman Cain wins the Republican presidential nomination. How likely is it that Herman Cain would beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election?

 

11* Suppose Ron Paul wins the Republican presidential nomination. How likely is it that Ron Paul would beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election?

 

12* Looking back, were the bailouts of banks, auto companies, and insurance companies good for the United States or bad for the United States?

 

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

 

14* 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?

           

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

 

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