Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PPP Polling: Gingrich and Huckabee tied in Maine

Maine continues to buck Mitt Romney’s New England strength. He places fourth at only 15%, behind Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich (19% each) and Sarah Palin (17%). In October, Palin led with 23% to Romney’s 18%, Huckabee’s 16%, and Gingrich’s 14%.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:
Mike Huckabee 56/22/22 (+34)
Newt Gingrich 54/24/22 (+30)
Sarah Palin 59/33/8 (+26)
Mitt Romney 47/31/22 (+16)

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

Newt Gingrich 19%

Mike Huckabee 19%

Sarah Palin 17%
Mitt Romney 15%
Ron Paul 8%
Tim Pawlenty 3%
Mitch Daniels 4%
Haley Barbour 2%
Someone else/Undecided 13%
PPP surveyed 434 usual Maine Republican primary voters from March 3rd to 6th. The survey’s margin of error is +/-4.7%. 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:


Gary Walter said...

Huckaboom 2012! He shows strength not only in the South.

Granny T said...

Huckabee's resent polling results show us that he's overcome the "regional candidate" image. So far Huckabee is the only candidate that has won at least one state in all four regions in the most recent polls.

Huckabee has won 1st place in 16 states plus tied for 1st in 2:
Southern states: KY, VA, FL, TX, NC, WV, GA, TN, SC,
Midwestern states: IL, MO, IA, NE, WI
Western states: AK
Northeastern states: PA, tied in NJ and ME

Romney has won 1st place in 10 states plus tied for 1st in 1:
Southern states: None
Midwestern states: MI
Western states: CA, CO, NV, AZ, UT
Northeastern states: CT, MA, NH, RI tied in NJ

Palin has won 1st place in 5 states:
Southern states: None
Midwestern states: OH, SD
Western states: WA, MT, NM
Northeastern states: None

Granny T said...

As I've said before - polls go up and polls go down so all of that information can change quickly.

IMO Huckabee is benefiting from a book bounce.

DanL said...

This poll is really terrible for Romney. There is just no way around that fact.

DanL said...

But all of the Romney haters should really be careful in cheering this trend on. Gingrich stands a real chance of winning the nomination. I don't think that there is one person here at Rightspeak who wants to see that happen.

Granny T said...

I'm not so sure "Gingrich stands a real chance of winning the nomination."

In all of the polling that has been done since the midterms Gingrich won first place in North Carolina once, tied there once and tied for 1st in Maine this time. He consistently loses to Obama in most of the polls except for a few where he still does worse than Huckabee and Romney. And not everyone knows about how badly he treated his ex-wives. Using only the latest polling - Newt is tied for 1st in only one state. And from the new PPP blog article up it looks like "Newt’s Tough Road Ahead" might be hard to overcome.

DanL said...

Granny, Newt is on an upward trend. He can out fund raise everyone, with the possible exception of Romney. Voters have short memories, and while infidelity used to kill political careers, seems to not be an issue any more. McCain was a pretty low down slime ball with his divorce too, and it didn't hurt him at all last time.

OhioJOE said...

Yes, anybody, but Mr. Gingrich. I think I rather even vote for Mr. Daniels. Anyway, it is easy to see why Wisconsin Republicans would vote for Mr. Huckabee, after all, he has been one of Mr. Walker's biggest supporters, but it is down right interesting to see Mr. Huckabee do so well in the Northeast corner of the country.

Revolution 2010 said...

Gingrich is a well spoken and brilliant DISTRACTION.