Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PPP Polling: Huckabee favorite of Birthers, Romney non-Birthers

Among the 49% of GOP primary voters who either think Obama was born in the United States or aren't sure, Romney's the first choice to be the 2012 nominee by a good amount, getting 23% to 16% for Mike Huckabee, 11% for Sarah Palin, and 10% for Newt Gingrich. But with the birther majority he's in a distant fourth place at 11%, with Mike Huckabee at 24%, Sarah Palin at 19%, and Newt Gingrich at 14% all ahead of him. That pushes him into a second place finish overall at 17% with Mike Huckabee again leading the way this month at 20%. Palin's third with 15%, followed by Gingrich at 12%, Ron Paul at 8%, Mitch Daniels and Tim Pawlenty at 4%, and John Thune at 1%.

There is really a remarkable divide in how the birther and non-birther wings of the GOP view Sarah Palin. With the birthers she is a beloved figure, scoring an 83/12 favorability rating. Non-birthers are almost evenly divided on her with 47% rating her positively and 40% unfavorably.

Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 58/15/28 (+43)
Sarah Palin 65/25/9 (+40)
Newt Gingrich 55/25/20 (+30)
Mitt Romney 55/26/19 (+29)

Most Qualified to be: (President/Vice President/Not Sure)

Mitt Romney 50/24/26
Mike Huckabee 44/28/29
Newt Gingrich 27/37/36
Sarah Palin 29/46/25

If the Republican candidates for President in 2012 were Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and John Thune who would you vote for?

Mike Huckabee 20%
Mitt Romney 17%
Sarah Palin 15%
Newt Gingrich 12%
Ron Paul 8%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Mitch Daniels 4%
John Thune 1%
Someone else/Undecided 18%

PPP surveyed 400 Republican primary voters nationwide from February 11th to 13th. 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.

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carlo said...

This is a funny poll.

The nut cases overwhelmingly want Huckabee, everyone else overwhelmingly wants Romney.

Ann said...

Mitt is the most qualified. I agree with this poll.

OhioJOE said...

I imagine the Trig Birthers support Mr. Romney as well, but hey.

ellie said...

Basically, Romney is the fav of those that can think and lead, Huckabee, those that only follow?

Ellie said...

Ohio, can you tell us what a 'trig birther' is?

Revolution 2010 said...


I believe it is those folks who believe Trigg Palin is the son of Sarah's daughter Bristal and not her.

kelly said...

I'm glad the sane people support Mitt.

ConMan said...

Is PPP running out of questions and catagories for their polls?

phil said...

It's nice to know I'm in good company.