Thursday, April 21, 2011

PPP Polling: Huckabee and Romney keep things close in Iowa

When PPP last polled Iowa in early January, President Obama was enjoying a bit of a surge in popularity following the lame-duck session of Congress. He has since slipped, and his small leads over his main prospective challengers have accordingly closed. Half of Iowans approved of the president’s job performance three months ago, and 43% disapproved. But he is now slightly underwater, as nationwide, with only 46% approving and 48% disapproving. The slippage has come across the board. In January, 13% of Republicans approved and only 8% of Democrats disapproved, but those numbers are now reversed, while independents have moved from 49-40 to 41-50.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 41/43/17 (-2)
Mitt Romney 36/44/20 (-8)
Newt Gingrich 24/56/21 (-32)
Sarah Palin 29/63/8 (-34)
Donald Trump 27/61/13 (-34)

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

Mike Huckabee 45/45/10 ( - )
Mitt Romney 45/41/14 (-4)
Newt Gingrich 50/39/11 (-11)
Donald Trump 51/35/14 (-16)
Sarah Palin 53/36/11 (-17)
PPP surveyed 1,109 Iowa voters from April 15th to 17th. The survey’s margin of error is+/-2.9%. 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:

1 comment:

Revolution 2010 said...

I think Romney is looking really good in Iowa.
strong second with either an automatic 1st (No Huck) or a shot at 1st (with Huck).