At this very early stage in the 2012 presidential campaign, most Republicans aren’t especially excited about the candidates currently being discussed for the nomination. When asked if there is anyone they feel enthusiastic about for the nomination among the potential candidates, without mentioning any names, 56% say they feel that way about no one.
9% of Republicans volunteer that they feel enthusiastic about Mitt Romney, and Mike Huckabee is mentioned by 8%, followed by Donald Trump (7%), Newt Gingrich (5%), and Sarah Palin (4%).
Any Potential Candidate You Feel Enthusiastic About?
(Among Republican Voters)
No one 56%
Mitt Romney 9
Mike Huckabee 8
Donald Trump 7
Newt Gingrich 5
Sarah Palin 4
This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,224adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone April 15-20, 2011. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher. An oversample of Republicans was also conducted for this poll, for a total of 543 interviews among this group. The results were then weighted in proportion to the average party distributions in previous 2011 CBS News and CBS News/New York Times Polls and in the random sample in this poll. The margin of error for Republicans is plus or minus four percentage points.The full story is here.
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