Questions - National GOP Primary - February 29, 2012
National Survey of 1,000 Likely GOP
Conducted February 29, 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
1* If the
2012 Republican Primary for president were held today, would you vote for Mitt
Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul?
2* 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?
3* 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.
Republican presidential candidate would be the strongest opponent against
Barack Obama in the general election?
of who you want to win, who do you think will win the Republican presidential
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
6* Now I’m
going to read you a short list of names. In political terms please tell
me whether that person is very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate,
somewhat liberal or very liberal.
7* What’s more important - choosing a
Republican nominee who does the best job representing Republican values or
choosing a nominee that has the best chance to beat Barack Obama?
8* Are you
certain you will vote for that candidate or is it possible that something come
up that causes you to change your mind?
speaking, do you feel things in this country are going in the right direction
or have they gotten off on the wrong track?
10* 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
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence