Tuesday’s release showed that native son Mitt Romney would do by far the best against President Obama in the general election in Michigan, trailing him by only four points to Mike Huckabee’s 12. But in the primary, Romney has fallen considerably from when PPP last polled the race in September.Cross tabs for Tuesday's results can be found HERE.
Today's results show
Romney and Huckabee are tied at 22% for the Republican nomination, with the rest roughly the same as before: Palin at 18%, Gingrich at 15%, and Paul at 10%. Romney has fallen with moderates, which he dominated more than 2:1 over the next candidate three months ago. But while he had 36% with centrists then, he now has only 22%, barely more than Huckabee’s 20%. Huckabee got only 11% support from moderates in September. Those who previously favored someone else have a home, with Tim Pawlenty at 3%, Mitch Daniels at 2%, and John Thune at 1%.
What I found interesting in this poll, was how the breakdown of the Liberal, Moderate, Conservative vote went:
Mike Huckabee was the overwhelming favorite among those who call themselves liberal. Mitt Romney came in 1st with moderates and conservatives. Although, not by much.
PPP surveyed 400 usual Michigan Republican primary voters from December 3rd to 6th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.9%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.Cross tabs can be found by clicking the PPP icon below: