Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PPP Polling: All GOP hopefulls beat Obama in Mississippi

Mississippi would probably not top most people’s list of states where President Obama has improved since 2008. But except against Mike Huckabee, thepresident trails his potential 2012 opponents in the state by a smaller margin than he lost to John McCain (13 points)—even Governor Haley Barbour performs worse than McCain.

With a 54-40 lead over Obama, Huckabee essentially matches McCain’s victory margin.
But Barbour leads only 51-41, Newt Gingrich 48-42, Mitt Romney 46-40, and Sarah Palin 48-44. Obama more or less locks up all the 42% who approve of his job performance, but only Huckabee and, to a lesser extent, Barbour capture all the 54% who disapprove. A lot of that is because most of these candidates are unpopular even in this deeply red state.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 51/29/21 (+22)
Haley Barbour 52/39/9 (+13)
Newt Gingrich 42/38/21 (+4)
Mitt Romney 34/41/25 (-7)
Sarah Palin 42/50/8 (-8)

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

Mike Huckabee 40/54/6 (+14)
Haley Barbour 41/51/7 (+10)
Newt Gingrich 42/48/10 (+6)
Mitt Romney 40/46/13 (+6)
Sarah Palin 44/48/8 (+4)
PPP surveyed 817 Mississippi voters from March 24th to 27th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-3.4%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


Anonymous said...

Huckabee by 14 points? Beats Barbour in his own state?

No way!

Linda said...

I guess Mississippi is RED. I to am surprised that Barbour didn't take his own state.