Iowa Potential Republican Electorate*
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 Potential Republican Electorate* 14% 23% 5% 12% 2% 20% 14% 10%
Tea Party Supporters 18% 19% 9% 18% 1% 16% 15% 5%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 22% 15% 13% 22% 0% 12% 11% 5%
Support Tea Party 16% 21% 7% 16% 1% 17% 17% 5%
Does not support Tea Party 12% 26% 2% 8% 3% 23% 14% 12%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 11% 26% 2% 5% 4% 26% 13% 13%
Conservative 15% 25% 3% 11% 1% 18% 17% 10%
Very conservative 16% 17% 13% 21% 1% 17% 10% 5%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 11% 26% 2% 5% 4% 26% 13% 13%
Conservative-Very conservative 15% 22% 7% 15% 1% 18% 14% 8%
Past Participation** Yes 12% 22% 6% 15% 1% 17% 16% 10%
No 15% 23% 4% 9% 2% 23% 12% 10%
Candidate Support Strongly support 14% 23% 8% 16% 2% 23% 14% 0%
Somewhat support 14% 32% 3% 11% 2% 19% 18% 0%
Might vote differently 22% 21% 5% 12% 3% 25% 13% 0%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 9% 12% 7% 20% 1% 21% 17% 13%
Is closest to you on the issues 9% 24% 7% 8% 2% 33% 13% 4%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 18% 35% 4% 10% 1% 10% 15% 7%
Has the experience to govern 20% 26% 2% 8% 3% 22% 7% 11%
Gender Men 15% 22% 5% 12% 1% 23% 13% 8%
Women 11% 24% 5% 12% 3% 17% 15% 13%
Age Under 45 13% 20% 5% 10% 3% 25% 13% 10%
45 or older 14% 24% 5% 14% 1% 18% 14% 9%
Age 18 to 29 9% 17% 8% 7% 4% 33% 14% 9%
30 to 44 16% 21% 4% 11% 3% 22% 12% 11%
45 to 59 13% 20% 7% 15% 1% 19% 15% 9%
60 or older 15% 28% 4% 13% 1% 17% 13% 10%
Region Eastern Cities 15% 28% 6% 8% 3% 19% 11% 9%
East Central 16% 25% 4% 10% 1% 23% 13% 8%
Central 9% 23% 5% 13% 1% 22% 17% 10%
West 17% 17% 5% 15% 3% 18% 13% 12%
Household Income Less than $75,000 12% 20% 7% 12% 1% 20% 18% 9%
$75,000 or more 18% 28% 4% 9% 2% 23% 7% 10%
Evangelical Christians 10% 17% 7% 20% 1% 16% 20% 10%
Mormons are Christians Yes 12% 30% 4% 10% 3% 22% 12% 8%
No-Unsure 15% 14% 7% 15% 1% 18% 17% 13%
Education Not college graduate 14% 21% 6% 11% 2% 21% 16% 9%
College graduate 14% 26% 3% 13% 3% 19% 10% 12%
Interview Type Landline 14% 23% 6% 13% 2% 18% 13% 10%
Cell Phone 12% 21% 4% 10% 2% 26% 16% 9%
NBC News/Marist Poll Iowa Potential Republican Electorate. Interviews conducted December 27th and 28th, 2011, N=884 MOE +/- 3.3%. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
*The potential Republican electorate in Iowa includes all Republicans and voters planning to participate in the Republican presidential caucus.
**Past participation refers to previous participation in an Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus.