Friday, May 27, 2011

PPP Polling: Ohio Republicans Want Mitt Romney for President

He is not yet leading, but Herman Cain’s performance in the first and sofar only debate in the Republican presidential primary a few weeks ago has him already tying for third with Ohio’s GOP voters. In March, the last time PPP polled the contest in the Buckeye State, Mike Huckabee led with 19% over Mitt Romney’s 18%, Newt Gingrich’s 16%, and Sarah Palin’s 15%. Now, with Huckabee out of the picture, Romney tops with 21% over Palin’s 16%, Gingrich’s and Cain’s 12%, Michele Bachmann’s 10%, Ron Paul’s 9%, Tim Pawlenty’s 5%, and Jon Huntsman’s 1%.

Like Cain, Bachmann was not included in Ohio last time, but has been rising in the
standings in PPP polls in other states. She has twice the support of fellow Minnesotan Pawlenty, whose announcement has not resulted in more support as of yet; he also placed at 5% in March. Gingrich has slipped after the public-relations disaster that was his first week officially in the race.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Sarah Palin 66/24/10 (+42)
Mitt Romney 55/25/20 (+30)
Newt Gingrich 42/34/23 (+8)

Given the choices of Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitt Romney who would you most like to see as the Republican candidate for President next year?

Mitt Romney 21%
Sarah Palin 16%
Herman Cain 12%
Newt Gingrich 12%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Ron Paul 9%
Tim Pawlenty 5%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Someone else/Undecided 15%

WITHOUT Sarah Palin:

Mitt Romney 23%
Newt Gingrich 16%
Herman Cain 13%
Ron Paul 13%
Michele Bachmann 11%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Jon Huntsman 0%
Someone else/Undecided 18%
PPP surveyed 400 usual Ohio Republican primary voters from May 19th to 22nd. The margin of error for the survey is +/-4.9%.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


Ohio JOE said...

Not so good news for my camp, but we will just have to campaign harder to reverse things. I was having computer issues so I won't be posting an article today. As I go away for the weekend, I wish both friend and foe a good Memorial Day weekend.

BOSMAN said...

You have a great memorial day as well!