National Survey of 1,000 Likely GOP Primary
Conducted April 26, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If the 2012 Republican Primary for President were held today would you vote for Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich or Mitch Daniels?
2* Suppose some of the bigger names decided not to run for President in 2012 and you had a choice between Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan….for whom would you vote?
3* If the 2012 Republican Primary for President were held today and you had a choice between Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Buddy Roemer, Gary Johnson, Thaddeus McCotter or Jon Huntsman for whom would you vote?
4* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement…The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is now as big as the gap between the American colonies and England during the 18th century.
5* Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more—the American people or America’s political leaders?
6* 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?
7* Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors?
8* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence