Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PPP Polling: Trump and Huckabee on top in W. Virginia

West Virginia marks the first state where we've found Donald Trump leading the GOP Presidential field- he gets 24% there, tying him at the top with Mike Huckabee. Sarah Palin is third with 13%, followed by Mitt Romney at 11%, Newt Gingrich at 9%, Tim Pawlenty at 4%, and Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 3%.

We polled the Republican race in West Virginia in January too. With Trump now in the picture Huckabee is down 4 points from his standing on that previous poll, Palin has dropped 10 points, and Gingrich has fallen 8 points. Romney is actually up a point- you have to wonder if a Trump candidacy could actually end up being a blessing in disguise for Romney.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mike Huckabee 73/10/17 (+63)
Sarah Palin 67/18/15 (+49)
Newt Gingrich 57/20/23 (+37)
Mitt Romney 51/23/26 (+28)
Donald Trump 47/22/20 (+25)

If the Republican candidates for President in 2012 were Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump who would you vote for?

Mike Huckabee 24%
Donald Trump 24%

Sarah Palin 13%
Mitt Romney 11%
Newt Gingrich 9%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Ron Paul 3%
Michele Bachman 3%
Someone else/Undecided 9%
PPP surveyed 590 likely West Virginia Democratic primary voters, with a +/-4.0%margin of error, and 274 likely Republican primary voters, with a +/-5.9% margin of error, from April 21st to 24th.
Full Story here.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


Bill589 said...

When Huck wins so many polls, it made me question their validity. But now that Trump does so well, it really makes me think that most of the respondents are not well learned on the candidates at all. I understand most voters will be better informed by election time (and the polls will better indicate the voting outcomes.) Better informed voters? I hope so.

Anonymous said...

"most of the respondents are not well learned on the candidates"

Most of the ones who vote for Trump are blockheads.