Thursday, June 16, 2011

PPP Polling: They Love Mitt Romney in Massachusetts

While Mitt Romney’s national lead in the Republican presidential primary is far from overwhelming, he achieves a landslide at home. In Massachusetts, Romney garners nearly five times the support of his nearest competitor, with 49% of the vote to 10% for Michele Bachmann, 9% for Sarah Palin, 8% for Herman Cain, 6% for Tim Pawlenty, 5% for Ron Paul, 4% for Newt Gingrich, and just 1% for Jon Huntsman.
Romney’s base lies with moderate Republicans, where he pulls 55% of the vote. However, Romney also runs strong with even very conservative Republicans, where Romney still enjoys a large 40% plurality of the vote.
If Palin does not enter the race, Romney picks up much of her support; he wins over a majority of the primary electorate with 56% to 12% for Backmann, 8% for Cain, 6% for Gingrich and Paul, 4% for Pawlenty, and 1% for Huntsman. Whether Palin runs or not, Romney should have little trouble winning his home state in the Republican primaries.
Favorable/Unfavorable/Not sure:

Mitt Romney 78/14/7 (+64)
Sarah Palin 60/31/9 (+29)
Newt Gingrich 37/47/16 (-10)
Herman Cain 33/15/52 (+18)

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 49%
Sarah Palin 9%
Michele Bachmann 10%
Herman Cain 8%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Ron Paul 5%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Someone else/Undecided 9%


Mitt Romney 56%
Michele Bachmann 12%
Herman Cain 8%
Newt Gingrich 6%
Ron Paul 6%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Someone else/Undecided 7%

It's unremarkable that Romney is ahead in his home state, but it's worth noting that his level of support is greater with Massachusetts Republicans than any of his opponents find in their backyards. Here's how they stack up:

Mitt Romney (MA) 49%
Tim Pawlenty (MN) 33%
Newt Gingrich (GA) 22%
Herman Cain (GA) 16%
Sarah Palin (AK) 15%
Michele Bachmann (MN) 13%
Gary Johnson (NM) 13%
Rick Santorum (PA) 11%
Ron Paul (TX) 10%
Rick Perry (TX) 9%
PPP surveyed 244 usual Massachusetts Republic primary voters from June 2nd to 5th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-6.3%.
To view the crosstabs click the PPP icon below:


Anonymous said...

Very interesting info. Goes against the conventional wisdom that voters in Mass don't like Mitt or his healthcare plan.


Revolution 2012 said...

I agree Martha,

I guess this puts all that BS to rest.

Notice also the "In their backyard results:

Romney 49%

Palin 15%
Bachmann 13%
Perry 9%

Anonymous said...

You know how I love Romney, but I have to admit that it isn't too difficult to get 49 percent of 4 registered Republican voters. Oh, wait, I forgot, Bosman, who is a registered Republican voter. Excuse me, 5, of them! LOL! Certainly the democrats and independents in that state matter most there.