Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Winthrop Poll: Mike Huckabee leads by 9 across 11 Southern States

Winthrop University polled 11 southern states and the results show Mike Huckabee sweeping the south by 9 points against other potential Republican candidates.

Winthrop Poll

1. Mike Huckabee 20.4%

2. Newt Gingrich 11.4%

3. Sarah Palin 9.8%

4. Chris Christie 7.8%

5. Mitt Romney 6.7%

6. Ron Paul 6.4%

7. Tim Pawlenty 5.5%

8. Mitch Daniels 2.4%

9. Haley Barbour and Herman Cain 1.7%

11. Michele Bachmann 1.3%

States polled: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The results include responses from 825 respondents giving results which use all respondents a margin of error of +/- 3.41% at the 95% confidence level.

H/T for compilation of data


Anonymous said...

Is the 825 a total of all people polled across the 9 states? If so, then that means an average of less than a hundred people were polled in each state...hardly a scientific poll and hardly worth mentioning.


Anonymous said...

Did the interview only folks wearing white hoods?

Noelle said...

I am a supporter of Mitt Romney and I believe that he is by far the best equipped to lead this country as we overcome our economic challenges. That being said I recognize that his support in the south is not good enough. If (when) Romney wins the nomination I believe that he should have a southerner on his ticket as VP to unify the Republican party behind him. I am confident that in the south there are plenty of qualified, even exceptional people who can run with Mitt. My first choice at this time is Jindal. My second choice at this time is DeMint.

Dave said...


Mitt, according even to PPP polling, generally does better in the South against Obama than ANY of our other candidates. Check their Virginia poll today for the latest confirmation of that. Their recent polls in North and South Carolina, and their poll in Georgia all show the same thing.

Focus on the fact that Mitt won't lose a single state in the South to Obama, and feel comforted.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter because Mitt won't win a single state, in the South, during the primaries. He's gotta walk before he can run.


OhioJOE said...

With respect Jersey, while the margin of error is high for individual states, the margin of error is still low for the entire region.

Anonymous said...

OJ, also with respect, it doesn't matter if the MOE is low or not, when they are polling less than 100 people per state.


Corep said...

seriously folks 825 people in 11 states over a week long period of time. i am with jersey this poll isnt worth mentioning.

Now if it were 825 floridians then we would have something.

75 people per state is the number of respondents in a geographic area that has almost 75 million people.