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Toplines - 2012 GOP Primary - October 15. 2009

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National Survey of 750 Likely 2012 GOP Voters
Conducted October 15, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* I know it’s a long way off, but suppose the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary were held in your state today. If you had a choice between Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty, for whom would you vote?

24% Romney
18% Palin
29% Huckabee
14% Gingrich
4% Pawlenty
6% Some other candidate
7% Not sure

2* Regardless of who you would vote for, which candidate would you least like to see win the Republican nomination in 2012….Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich or Tim Pawlenty?

9% Romney
21% Palin
8% Huckabee
20% Gingrich
28% Pawlenty
5% Some other candidate
9% Not sure

3* In the 2012 election, how likely is it that a Republican candidate will defeat Barack Obama?

50% Very likely
31% Somewhat likely
8% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
7% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence