Saturday, June 4, 2011

PPP Polling: Pawlenty Minnesota GOP’s hands-down pick for President

Tim Pawlenty’s favor with the voters who will decide the Republican presidential nomination has been rising in the last few weeks after he officially unveiled his campaign, and that includes those in his home state.

When PPP last polled the nomination battle in Minnesota almost six months ago,
Pawlenty was leading, but with only 24%, versus the 33% of the vote he gets now—and that comes even with the inclusion of fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann, who was not a candidate in the December poll. Then, the second-place finisher, Sarah Palin, was much closer, at 17%, followed by Mike Huckabee’s 15%, Mitt Romney’s 13%, Newt Gingrich’s 11%, Ron Paul’s 9%, and two other candidates no longer included, Mitch Daniels and John Thune, at 3% and 2%, respectively.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Tim Pawlenty 76/15/9 (+61)
Michele Bachmann 68/23/10 (+45)
Sarah Palin 66/26/8 (+40)
Herman Cain 32/22/45 (+10)
Mitt Romney 45/37/18 (+8)
Newt Gingrich 35/41/24 (-6)

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?

Tim Pawlenty 33%

Michele Bachmann 14%
Mitt Romney 11%
Sarah Palin 11%
Herman Cain 10%
Ron Paul 9%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Jon Huntsman 2%
Someone else/Undecided 6%

Tim Pawlenty 38%
Michele Bachmann 19%
Mitt Romney 11%
Herman Cain 10%
Ron Paul 9%
Newt Gingrich 5%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Someone else/Undecided 7%
PPP surveyed 374 usual Minnesota Republican primary voters from May 27th to 30th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-5.1%.

To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pawlenty is just not worthy of a vote