Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winthrop Poll: Huckabee and Romney on top in South Carolina

Among Republicans, those who were asked who they thought the eventual 2012 Republican nominee would be, regardless of the one they currently supported, named Mitt Romney most frequently—by 21.4% of respondents. The second most-frequently named was Mike Hukabee, with 8.3%--however, 47.4% said they weren’t sure.
Thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election, who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President if the primary election were held today?

(Republican-Republican leaners only/Definitely planning to vote in Republican Primary)

Mike Huckabee 17.8/19.1
Mitt Romney 16.1/16.6
Donald Trump 9.9/11.3
Sarah Palin 8.6/7.9
Newt Gingrich 8.1/8.1
Chris Christie 6.2/6.2
Michele Bachmann 3.8/3.7
Ron Paul 2.5/2.1
Herman Cain 1.7/2.1
Tim Pawlenty 1.7/2.1
Haley Barbour 1.5/2.0
Rick Santorum 1.4/1.8
Jon Huntsman .8/.3
Mitch Daniels .6/.5
Gary Johnson 0.0/0.0
These results come from 589 Republicans and Republican leaners in SC taken between April 17-23, 2011 who are also registered to vote and have a margin of error of +/- 4.04% at the 95% confidence level.
The crosstabs can be viewed here as well as several more questions.


bob said...

These numbers are similar to yesterday's ARG poll in SC.

This is good news for Romney.

Anonymous said...

Romney in 2012!

ConMan said...

I like Romney's numbers yesterday and today in the SC polls.

I really puts SC in play. Romney could end up winning the first 4 races depending on how things play out with Huckabee.

Ellie said...

I think with numbers like that, Huck needs to consider staying at Fox. All mitt would need is a Haley endorsement, and he's good to go.

BOSMAN said...

This is good news.

It backs up yesterdays poll that many thought was unreliable coming from ARG.

Anonymous said...

Mitt needs to hit the southern states hard and try to find the right words to defend his Christianity. Southern people listen to hear-says and have the wrong image of a Mormon/Ladder Day Saints. I'm a Southern Mormon.