Lowans still looking for outstanding GOP contender ahead of Caucuses: PollApril 30th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Months ahead of the Iowa Caucuses, a University of Iowa Hawkeye poll has suggested that one-quarter of Lowans (26 percent) would choose “someone else” if they are asked to pick one among the potential GOP contenders.
While eleven percent was not sure whom they would pick, 16 percent said they would choose Mike Huckabee, 15 percent would choose Mitt Romney, and ten percent would choose Sarah Palin.
Tim Pawlenty pulled in five percent support, followed by Newt Gingrich with four percent, Michelle Bachmann with three percent, and Ron Paul with two percent.
“It’s possible Iowans aren’t wowed by the field at this early stage in the game, but it’s also possible that they are simply waiting to learn more about the candidates’ policy positions before picking a favourite,” Nathan Darus, a UI doctoral student and a member of the Hawkeye Poll Cooperative, said.
While the Iowa results echoed national sentiments about the GOP field, the Hawkeye poll showed that one-third of Americans (32 percent) would pick “someone else” if their state’s primaries or caucuses were held today.
Romney had the edge nationally, with 13 percent of respondents, and Huckabee and Paul pulled in nine percent and eight percent, respectively. Five percent picked Palin, four percent picked Gingrich, and three percent picked Pawlenty.
The options given in the survey list, including GOP candidates, included: Bachmann, Haley Barbour, Mitch Daniels, Gingrich, Huckabee, Palin, Paul, Pawlenty, Romney, “someone else,” and “don’t know.” (ANI)
- GOP candidate to debate in Sioux City Iowa - Dec 16, 2011
- US Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee way ahead of Republican rivals, finds poll - Jan 13, 2011
- Trump in second place as GOP candidate: NBC Poll - Apr 07, 2011
- US Presidential wannabe Huckabee way ahead of Republican rivals: Poll - Mar 03, 2011
- Romney, Palin clear leaders for 2012 GOP presidential primary - Oct 01, 2010
- Tea Party supporters name Mitt Romney top choice for 2012 Presidential polls - Mar 27, 2011
- Trump takes lead in GOP primary race, beats other Republicans: Poll - Apr 17, 2011
- Obama's rating plunges, yet ahead of GOP rivals: Poll - Apr 20, 2011
- Former Pennsylvania Senator wins South Carolina straw poll - Apr 10, 2011
- New Hampshire voters prefer Romney over Obama: Poll - Apr 23, 2011
- Most Americans can't name single GOP candidate: Poll - Apr 21, 2011
- Mitt Romney slightly ahead of potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates: Poll - Jan 25, 2011
- Obama's popularity rising, Palin's falling for 2012 Presidential elections: Poll - Dec 29, 2010
- Palin gets no vote in recent GOP straw poll - Feb 23, 2011
- Ex-Massachusetts Governor Romney's Nevada edge getting smaller - Apr 29, 2011
Tags: doctoral student, gop, gop candidates, gop contender, gop contenders, gop field, haley barbour, iowa caucuses, michelle bachmann, mike huckabee, mitch daniels, mitt romney, newt gingrich, policy positions, primaries, ron paul, sarah palin, tim pawlenty, university of iowa, university of iowa hawkeye