Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Suffolk University/WSVN Poll: Romney crushes GOP contenders, Beats Obama in Florida

Former Gov. Mitt Romney is the early front-runner in Florida’s Republican presidential primary, and he was the only Republican challenger who led President Barack Obama in a general election match-up there (43 percent to 42 percent), according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WSVN-Miami) poll of registered voters in Florida. 
Republican voters said their top choice for a nominee was Romney (33 percent), followed by Mike Huckabee (14 percent), Newt Gingrich (9 percent), Donald Trump (8 percent) and Sarah Palin (8 percent), with 17 percent undecided.
Thinking about the 2012 Republican Primary for President of the United  States, if the candidates were (RANDOMIZE), for whom will you vote or toward whom would you LEAN at this time?

Mitt Romney 33%
Mike Huckabee 13%
Newt Gingrich 9%
Sarah Palin 8%
Donald Trump 8%
Haley Barbour 4%
Tim Pawlenty 3%
Ron Paul 2%
Michele Bachmann 1%

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

Mitt Romney 42/43/10 (+1)
Mike Huckabee 44/41/11 (-3)
Newt Gingrich 47/36/13 (-11)
Tim Pawlenty 41/28/25 (-13)
Michele Bachman 45/30/19 (-15)
Donald Trump 49/34/12 (-15)
Sarah Palin 52/34/10 (-18)
Ron Paul 48/30/18 (-18)
Haley Barbour 47/26/22 (-21)
The statewide survey of 600 Florida registered voters was conducted April 10-12, 2011. The margin of error is +/-4 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence. Marginals and full cross-tabulation data will be posted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, on the Suffolk University Political Research Center Web site.
The Full Story is HERE.
Marginals can be viewed HERE.
Crosstabs can be viewed HERE.

28 comments:

Doug NYC GOP said...

OUCH!!

Sarah, Sarah, Sara...Only 8% with the GOP and minus 18% to Obama....in Florida?

This one goes out to OJ.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqT6En2O78

Anonymous said...

Where's GRANNY T?

Break out the Map!

zeke

larry said...

This is Fox Florida's biggest news outlet. Lets see if they mention it on any of the cable station.

Bret Baeir?
Hannity?
O'Reilly?
Morning Show?

Any bets, NO!

DanL said...

PPP sure is looking ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

441 pages of cross tabs. YIKES!

ConMan said...

Romney announced on the 11th.

This poll was conducted 4/10-12.

I'll bet his numbers would have been even higher if he had announced on the 10th instead of the 11th.

ellie said...

Wow. Me heart is doing flutters thinking about having Mitt as our next POTUS!!!! Yippie!!

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Noelle said...

Great numbers! Mitt Romney 2012!

Spenza said...

When I shared the last Florida poll with Craig For Huck (at Race42008) I told him that I expect his poll numbers to go way up there since he just announced. Something to throw in his face, LOL!

kelly said...

I can't believe how well Mitt is doing this week.

Mitt in 2012!

Right Wingnut said...

Ah...I don't know guys. This poll was conducted by Suffolk. You know..the one that concluded that 38% of MA residents think RomneyCare is working...

If I recall, their credibility was being called into question the other day. Now, they're AWESOME!

corep said...

its not just the gop side news that is good here. Its the head to head with Obama- add Fl, to NH and PA where Mitt bests Obama!!!

This bodes very well for Romney and Fundraising as well. The money is going to want to go with the ones who have a shot to beat Obama.

if we add MI, OH, NV, CO to this list then it looks really good !

Socrates said...

Right Wingnut,

"Ah...I don't know guys. This poll was conducted by Suffolk. You know..the one that concluded that 38% of MA residents think RomneyCare is working...

If I recall, their credibility was being called into question the other day. Now, they're AWESOME!"

Forgive and Forget!

corep said...

RW,

so where are you going to head with Palin doing as bad as she is? I mean do you think she still jumps in with numbers these low and universal name recognition?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that we have slain the beast?

(I mean Palin, of course.)

Now on to Huck . . .

-Martha

Ellie said...

Corep. On the C4P web earlier, they had an article that said that if it were not for all the others above her in the polls, she would be the front runner. Well duh. The comments were even funnier.

Anonymous said...

"On the C4P web earlier, they had an article that said that if it were not for all the others above her in the polls, she would be the front runner."

Sounds like the making of a great blog post. Any takers? Bos? Rev? Doug? Dan? Pablo?

Ellie said...

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/04/cnn-poll-shows-that-governor-palin-probably-leads-if-you-take-huckabee-trump-and-bachmann-out-of-the-poll.html

corep said...

thats too funny Ellie.

But we need people like RW to look at Romney as a replacement for Sarah should she not run. So i'm not gonna be too hard on the hardcore Sarah fans.

Revolution 2010 said...

Let's try to be nice folks!

If Romney was not running, I'd take Palin over the Squirrelator in a heartbeat.

We don't win, if we totally turn off her supporters.

It's not funny anymore.

ellie said...

Nor am I. But it is a funny and odd posting!!! I think they'll arrive to a commonsense decision and become a rombot soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm not ever going to mention the polls showing education levels of Huck and Sarah supporters.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

even. I meant even. (Maybe I shouldn't talk about education levels.) :-)

-Martha

Pablo said...

Ellie,

I almost took up your proposal, but then I got distracted at C4Palin by some very brilliant comments.

OhioJOE said...

"This one goes out to OJ." Yup, Mr. Romney can still win a few states despite his poor national numbers.

ellie said...

Hey, OJ, I thought the posting of the Late Nights on Romney was truly funny. I think this (which I think was serious) was also up there in the funny department. Lighten up!

Anonymous said...

Republican sample was 217. A joke.