83% of GOP Voters Intend to Vote Republican No Matter Who’s The Nominee
45% of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Bad for Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race
Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters
National Survey of
1,000 Likely GOP Primary Voters
Conducted June 14, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2012 Republican Primary for President were held today would you vote for Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain or Jon Huntsman?
Some other candidate
2* Now I’m going to read you a short list of names. In political terms please tell me whether that person is conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal.
Some other candidate
3* Would every one of the Republican candidates make a better President than Barack Obama?
4* 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?
5* Would it be good for Republicans or bad for Republicans if Sarah Palin entered the race?
6* Would it be good for Republicans or bad for Republicans if Rick Perry entered the race?
7* Would it be good for Republicans or bad for Republicans if Rudy Giuliani entered the race?
8* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?
9* Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. What do you think? Has the federal government become a special interest group?
10* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?
11* Do you consider yourself a 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