Friday, March 11, 2011

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Romney, Christie, Palin on top in New Jersey

More than four-in-10 registered Republicans and independents leaning Republican could not name a preferred challenger to Obama. Among those who could, Romney (13 percent) edges Christie (12 percent) and Palin (11 percent), while only 6 percent name former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Texas Congressman Ron Paul, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty all receive minimal support.

Among the 46 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners with a favorableimpression of the Tea Party movement, Romney is the preferred candidate, at 17 percent. Christie and Palin follow at 13 percent support each. The 56 percent not favorably disposed toward the Tea Party movement split support among Palin (11 percent), Christie (10 percent) and Romney (9 percent).

GOP men favor Romney (18 percent) and Christie (16 percent). Women choose Palin (13 percent) and Huckabee (10 percent). Only 7 percent of female Republicans name Romney or Christie as their candidate of choice. Among GOP men, Palin receives 9 percent and Huckabee, 3 percent.
Now, thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential Election, which Republican would prefer as the nominee to run against President Obama? Just tell me the name. [Do Not Read List; Code to list]

Mitt Romney 13%
Chris Christie 12%
Sarah Palin 11%
Mike Huckabee 6%
Ron Paul 3%
Michael Bloomberg 1%
Newt Gingrich 1%
Tim Pawlenty 1%
David Petraeus 0%
Michelle Bachman 0%
Scott Brown 0%
Jeb Bush 0%
Others 9%
Don’t Know 42%
N= 255

To Read the crosstabs go here.


Anonymous said...

Romney tops Christie in NJ. Thats an accomplishment even if it was only by a point.


larry said...

I'll bet that if Christie was not included, Romney would have had a much bigger lead.

Socrates said...

A WIN is still a WIN.

ConMan said...

Romney will take NJ in the primary.

Dave said...

Note that this totally debunks the PPP poll, much like the last Michigan poll debunked the previous PPP poll in that state.

BTW, Larry's right....If Christie wasn't included, Mitt would have a larger lead.