Saturday, February 5, 2011

PPP Polling: Obama has large lead over Republicans in California

What allows Obama to hold his large leads is the incredible unpopularity of the Republican candidate field. None of the candidates can top a 32% favorability there- that's Mitt Romney who is, relatively speaking, the 'most popular' of the Republican candidates. 46% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of him. After that it's Mike Huckabee at a 29/47 spread, Newt Gingrich at 25/55, and Sarah Palin at 28% rating her favorably and a whooping 67% saying they have a negative opinion of her.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mitt Romney 32/46/21 (-14)
Mike Huckabee 29/47/23 (-18)
Newt Gingrich 25/55/19 (-30)
Sarah Palin 28/67/6 (-39)

Head-to-Head: (Obama/Candidate/Undecided)

Mike Huckabee 54/39/7 (-15)
Mitt Romney 56/36/9 (-20)
Newt Gingrich 58/34/8 (-24)
Sarah Palin 62/31/6 (-31)
PPP surveyed 892 California voters from January 28th to 30th. The survey’s margin oferror is +/-3.3%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, mayintroduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
Full Story here.
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Anonymous said...

Palin's 31 point deficit in California would be the first time a Republican candidate lost the state by more than 30 points since Alf Landon went down in Franklin D. Roosevelt's first reelection in 1936.



Anonymous said...

Who cares about California. Any Republican will be trounced in that Liberal state. California is a lost cause. If I was running the GOP, I wouldn't waste one dime in that state and I would advise all Republicans living there to move.


ConMan said...

Republicans do bad enough in CA. Palin however takes it to a whole new LOWER level!

Noelle said...

I know there are some good people in California, but seriously, when can we get that state to secede from the Union? I invite all sane people to leave California as soon as you can. California is a lost cause.

Anonymous said...

zeke and ConMan = the worse of the worse commenters on RS. Seriously, you guys should not be criticizing anyone's showing in this poll, especially if you're a Romney supporter. How does Romney lose to Huckabee in California??!!?? This should be his territory.



sammy said...


PPP has not published the results yet for "Who will you vote for in the GOP primary?". I'm sure Romney will win this category.