Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Real Clear Politics poll: Santorum likely to sweep Louisiana on Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Real Clear Politics has released the results of a phone poll taken yesterday (March 19) of 2,018 likely Republican primary voters in Louisiana, and it looks like the Pelican State is going for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum big time. The poll's margin of error is +/-2.18 percent, and Santorum leads both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich by more than 10 points.

Some other interesting takeaways:

Ron Paul and Buddy Roemer have the same amount of support in Louisiana: 3 percent. So does Rick Perry, who dropped out of the race weeks ago.

• Favorability ratings: 49 percent of those polled have a favorable impression of Romney. 72 percent find Santorum favorable.

Under the jump: a breakdown of the numbers, including a hypothetical Romney/Santorum matchup, and the answer to the question:

When making your choice to vote for the Republican candidate for President, are you more likely to vote for the candidate who best shares your position on the issues or the candidate who has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama?

6. If the election were being held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were
Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles "Buddy" Roemer, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum?
RICK SANTORUM 37%
MITT ROMNEY 24%
NEWT GINGRICH 21%
CHARLES “BUDDY” ROEMER 3%
RON PAUL 3%
RICK PERRY 3%
MICHELE BACHMANN 2%
JON HUNTSMAN 1%
UNDECIDED 6%

7. And if the Republican primary were being held today and the only candidates were, Mitt
Romney and Rick Santorum, for whom would you vote?
RICK SANTORUM 55%
MITT ROMNEY 34%
UNDECIDED 11%

8. When making your choice to vote for the Republican candidate for President, are you
more likely to vote for the candidate who best shares your position on the issues or the
candidate who has the best chance of defeating Barack Obama?
CANDIDATE SHARES YOUR POSITION ON ISSUES 45%
CANDIDATE HAS BEST CHANCE DEFEATING BARACK OBAMA 49%
UNDECIDED 6%

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