Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fox News Poll: Mitt Romney is the Candidate to Beat

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is currently the preferred nominee among a long list of potential GOP candidates, and he is also seen as qualified to be president by the largest number of voters.
Among Republican primary voters, 23 percent would like to see Romney as the nominee. He is followed by New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at13 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 12 percent. Businessman Herman Cain and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both receive the backing of 7 percent. Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty both come in at 5 percent. All others receive less than five percent support.
In addition, more voters believe Romney is very or somewhat qualified to be president than any other contender tested. Setting aside how they would vote, about two-thirds of all voters (68 percent) think Romney is qualified, followed by Gingrich at 58 percent, Pawlenty at 43 percent, Palin at 41 percent and Cain at 32 percent.
Of the candidates included in the poll, only Palin is viewed as not qualified to be president by a majority of voters. Many voters are unable to rate Cain and Pawlenty.

I’m going to read a list of potential candidates for the 2012 Republican nomination.Please tell me which one you would like to see as the Republican presidential nominee.(338 GOP Primary Voters)

Mitt Romney 23%
Rudy Giuliani 13%
Sarah Palin 12%
Herman Cain 7%
Newt Gingrich 7%
Tim Pawlenty 5%
Ron Paul 5%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Rick Santorum 4%
Jon Huntsman 2%

Qualified/Not Qualified:

Mitt Romney 68/21 (+47)
Newt Gingrich 58/33 (+25)
Tim Pawlenty 43/25 +18)
Herman Cain 32/24 (+8)
Sarah Palin 41/56 (-15)

The poll is based on live telephone interviews with a nationalsample of 912 registered voters, and was conducted June 5-7, 2011 in the evenings. Republican Primary Voters (n = 338) ± 5.5%
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Evelio said...

I agree Bosman, Romney is the man to beat, at a time of economic peril America has always voted with it's pockets....this is Romney's to lose........

Noelle said...

Obama is the man to beat. Mitt Romney is the man to win. :)

Revolution 2012 said...

More impressive numbers for Romney.