Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers
Tossup including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate
Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Michele Bachmann Rick Santorum Jon Huntsman Ron Paul Rick Perry Undecided
Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 13% 23% 6% 15% 2% 21% 14% 7%
Tea Party Supporters 16% 17% 10% 20% 1% 17% 15% 4%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 22% 13% 14% 22% 0% 14% 11% 4%
Support Tea Party 12% 20% 7% 20% 1% 19% 17% 4%
Does not support Tea Party 12% 27% 1% 11% 3% 24% 13% 8%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 10% 27% 2% 5% 5% 28% 13% 10%
Conservative 14% 25% 3% 16% 1% 18% 16% 6%
Very conservative 15% 16% 13% 21% 1% 18% 11% 5%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 10% 27% 2% 5% 5% 28% 13% 10%
Conservative-Very conservative 15% 21% 8% 18% 1% 18% 14% 6%
Past Participation** Yes 12% 23% 6% 17% 1% 17% 15% 8%
No 16% 23% 5% 10% 3% 27% 10% 6%
Candidate Support Strongly support 13% 24% 8% 18% 2% 23% 14% 0%
Somewhat support 16% 28% 4% 13% 2% 20% 16% 0%
Might vote differently 18% 20% 6% 17% 3% 25% 11% 0%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 9% 11% 8% 25% 1% 21% 15% 9%
Is closest to you on the issues 8% 23% 9% 9% 3% 34% 11% 3%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 18% 34% 5% 11% 1% 10% 16% 6%
Has the experience to govern 19% 29% 2% 10% 3% 22% 9% 6%
Gender Men 15% 22% 6% 14% 1% 24% 13% 5%
Women 11% 24% 6% 15% 3% 16% 14% 10%
Age Under 45 13% 16% 7% 13% 4% 27% 12% 8%
45 or older 14% 26% 5% 16% 1% 17% 14% 6%
Age 18 to 29 7% 15% 12% 9% 4% 38% 8% 8%
30 to 44 16% 16% 4% 16% 4% 22% 14% 7%
45 to 59 13% 23% 7% 19% 1% 19% 13% 4%
60 or older 15% 29% 4% 14% 1% 16% 14% 8%
Region Eastern Cities 16% 27% 8% 9% 3% 21% 11% 6%
East Central 14% 28% 3% 16% 1% 20% 13% 5%
Central 11% 23% 6% 16% 1% 22% 15% 7%
West 15% 15% 7% 16% 2% 20% 14% 10%
Household Income Less than $75,000 11% 22% 7% 16% 1% 20% 18% 5%
$75,000 or more 19% 27% 5% 8% 2% 24% 7% 7%
Evangelical Christians 10% 13% 8% 24% 0% 15% 21% 7%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 15% 9% 13% 28% 0% 8% 23% 4%
Mormons are Christians Yes 12% 30% 5% 12% 3% 21% 12% 5%
No-Unsure 14% 13% 8% 18% 1% 20% 16% 10%
Education Not college graduate 14% 21% 7% 14% 2% 21% 15% 7%
College graduate 13% 26% 4% 15% 3% 21% 10% 8%
Interview Type Landline 14% 24% 7% 15% 2% 18% 14% 7%
Cell Phone 12% 17% 4% 14% 2% 30% 13% 8%
NBC News/Marist Poll Iowa Likely Republican Caucus-Goers. Interviews conducted December 27th and 28th, 2011, N=433 MOE +/- 4.7%. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
**Past participation refers to previous participation in an Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus.