Friday, July 1, 2011

The Economist-YouGov Poll: The 2012 Presidential Race

Which of these is the most important issue for you?

The economy 39%
Social security 14%
The budget deficit 10%
Health care 9%
Education 8%
Immigration 5%
The environment 4%
Taxes 3%
Medicare 2%
Terrorism 2%
Gay rights 2%
The war in Iraq 1%
The war in Afghanistan 1%

If the 2012 presidential election were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama, the Democrat, and ..............., the Republican, would you vote for Barack Obama or ...............? (Obama/Candidate/Other-not sure-not vote)

Mitt Romney 46/43/17 (-3)
Jon Huntsman 46/36/30 (-10)

If you had to choose one, which of these individuals would you want to be the Republican nominee for president in 2012?

Mitt Romney 10%
Sarah Palin 8%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Ron Paul 7%
Rudy Giuliani 6%
Jon Huntsman 5%
Rick Perry 5%
Herman Cain 3%
Newt Gingrich 2%
Tim Pawlenty 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
Other 9%
No preference 35%
The interviews were conducted June 25-28, 2011. 1000 respondents. M.O.E. +/- 3.8% (adjusted for weighting)
The crosstabs and other findings can be viewed HERE.

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TexasConservative said...

Looks like No Preference is winning.

Just like in the CBS News/NYT poll.

BOSMAN said...

TC, I don't think so!

Poll after Poll shows that when push comes to shove (Like voting), Romney is the choice of most even when you include the current and maybe candidates.

Ohio JOE said...

That is not entirely accurate. Yes, Mr. Romney is the front-runner in most poll, but I have yet to see a poll where he is at 50%. So he is not the choice of most Republicans.