Thursday, March 31, 2011

FDU/PM Poll: 2012 Presidential Preference

In a head-to-head match-up against President Obama, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie outperforms several marquee Republicans, according to a new national poll of registered voters by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.

The president steamrolls former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin by a 20-point margin, 54%-34%. The president also wins easily - 48%-34% - over the only major Republican to have formed an exploratory committee for the 2012 election, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. And the president handily beats the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, by 15 points, 52%-37%. Yet the New Jersey governor in his first term, and his first time in the national spotlight, closes the gap to just 6 points, running behind the president by 46%-40%.

The race for the GOP Primary:

The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll of 800 registered voters nationwide wasconducted by telephone using both landlines and cell phones from March 21, 2011,through March 28, 2011, and has a margin of error of +/-3.5 percentage points.
The crosstabs can be viewed here.


larry said...

Romney is number 1 for the GOP nomination with GOP+IND combined.

The magority of states have open primaries.

Good news for Mitt!

larry said...


Closer To Home said...

Also good news that he is in first when combining first and second choices. Favors him in a long campaign as others have to drop out.

Latest FEC filing shows he raised $1.9 million at the PAC in Q1. More money to lavish on candidates and parties.

kelly said...

Mitt is the right man for the job of POTUS.

BOSMAN said...

Good points larry and Ric.

I would also imagine that Romney would probebly take the majority of the Christie votes if they had not included him.

ConMan said...

I honestly have never heard of this polling outfit.

I suppose being a Jersey outfit they had to include Christie.

I to believe without his favorite son status, Romney would have won this.

Dave said...

Consistently, Mitt holds Obama to the lowest percentage in virtually all polling. The farther Obama goes below 50%, the better.