Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PPP Polling: Huckabee and Romney tied at the top in Georgia

If Newt Gingrich is looking for a solid show of support for his Presidential bid he won't find it in his home state of Georgia. Just 39% of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of him, to 47% with a negative one. Only 31% think he should seek the White House next year, to 50% who say he shouldn't run. And if he somehow snagged the Republican nomination there's a very decent chance he wouldn't even win the state against Barack Obama in the general election- we find the race basically tied with Obama leading Gingrich by the slimmest of margins at 46/45....

....In addition to his lead over Gingrich Obama also has an advantage over Georgia's other home grown candidate, Herman Cain, at 44-39 and over Sarah Palin at 48-43. He trails both Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney by three points at 48-45 and 46-43 respectively, but even those deficits represent an improvement from his 5 point loss in the state in 2008.

Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 48/33/19 (+15)
Mitt Romney 37/41/22 (-4)
Herman Cain 28/36/36 (-8)
Newt Gingrich 39/47/14 (-8)
Sarah Palin 35/56/9 (-21)

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

Mike Huckabee 45/48/7 (+3)

Mitt Romney 43/46/11 (+3)
Newt Gingrich 46/45/9 (-1)
Sarah Palin 48/43/9 (-5)
Herman Cain 44/39/16 (-5)
PPP surveyed 790 Georgia voters from March 31st to April 3rd. The survey’s margin of error is +/-3.5%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.
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larry said...

Romney in 1st!

I thought this wasn't supposed to happen down there?

Gingrich tied for 3rd in his home state.

Anonymous said...

Romney 1st in Georgia.
How did that happen?

Anonymous said...

Gingrich can't even win his home state.

I guess they know him better than most.

kelly said...

This is unexpected.
I thought Romney couldn't win in the south?

Anonymous said...

Mitt's on a roll!