Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers
Please tell me if you would find each of the following candidates acceptable, acceptable but with reservations, or not acceptable as the Republican nominee for president: Michele Bachmann?
Acceptable Acceptable with reservations Not acceptable Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 37% 25% 34% 3%
Tea Party Supporters 56% 25% 17% 2%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 69% 19% 11% 1%
Support Tea Party 47% 29% 21% 2%
Does not support Tea Party 20% 26% 51% 3%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 21% 20% 58% 1%
Conservative 33% 34% 29% 4%
Very conservative 57% 19% 21% 3%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 21% 20% 58% 1%
Conservative-Very conservative 43% 28% 26% 3%
Past Participation** Yes 42% 27% 30% 2%
No 29% 24% 42% 5%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 25% 30% 44% 2%
Ron Paul 25% 21% 50% 3%
Rick Santorum 54% 32% 14% 0%
Rick Perry 42% 28% 29% 0%
Newt Gingrich 36% 26% 36% 1%
Candidate Support Strongly support 40% 22% 38% 0%
Somewhat support 34% 33% 31% 2%
Might vote differently 37% 23% 37% 2%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 46% 22% 26% 5%
Is closest to you on the issues 34% 19% 46% 2%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 38% 34% 26% 2%
Has the experience to govern 21% 30% 47% 2%
Gender Men 37% 25% 37% 2%
Women 38% 27% 31% 5%
Age Under 45 28% 27% 42% 3%
45 or older 43% 25% 30% 2%
Region Eastern Cities 37% 24% 34% 4%
East Central 38% 26% 32% 3%
Central 36% 23% 40% 1%
West 37% 29% 29% 4%
Household Income Less than $75,000 40% 24% 33% 3%
$75,000 or more 30% 30% 38% 2%
Evangelical Christians 49% 23% 25% 3%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 64% 24% 10% 2%
Mormons are Christians Yes 34% 29% 36% 2%
No-Unsure 41% 21% 34% 4%
Education Not college graduate 37% 26% 33% 3%
College graduate 38% 25% 36% 2%
Interview Type Landline 38% 25% 34% 3%
Cell Phone 35% 26% 38% 1%
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.