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: Newt Gingrich?
Acceptable Acceptable with reservations Not acceptable Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 35% 28% 35% 3%
Tea Party Supporters 39% 29% 31% 1%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 48% 23% 28% 1%
Support Tea Party 33% 34% 33% 1%
Does not support Tea Party 31% 26% 39% 3%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 25% 31% 42% 2%
Conservative 37% 28% 31% 3%
Very conservative 40% 25% 32% 2%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 25% 31% 42% 2%
Conservative-Very conservative 38% 27% 32% 3%
Past Participation** Yes 37% 29% 32% 2%
No 31% 25% 40% 4%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 32% 29% 38% 2%
Ron Paul 9% 28% 61% 2%
Rick Santorum 38% 38% 23% 1%
Rick Perry 30% 31% 39% 0%
Newt Gingrich 90% 9% 0% 0%
Candidate Support Strongly support 33% 22% 44% 1%
Somewhat support 39% 34% 26% 1%
Might vote differently 34% 40% 24% 2%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 33% 30% 33% 5%
Is closest to you on the issues 23% 28% 49% 1%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 46% 23% 29% 3%
Has the experience to govern 38% 31% 29% 2%
Gender Men 36% 27% 35% 2%
Women 33% 28% 35% 4%
Age Under 45 32% 33% 31% 3%
45 or older 35% 25% 37% 3%
Region Eastern Cities 34% 28% 36% 3%
East Central 36% 22% 38% 4%
Central 32% 31% 35% 2%
West 38% 27% 32% 3%
Household Income Less than $75,000 31% 26% 40% 2%
$75,000 or more 42% 30% 26% 2%
Evangelical Christians 37% 25% 36% 3%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 38% 30% 31% 1%
Mormons are Christians Yes 32% 28% 39% 2%
No-Unsure 38% 29% 30% 4%
Education Not college graduate 33% 26% 38% 3%
College graduate 37% 30% 31% 2%
Interview Type Landline 36% 23% 38% 3%
Cell Phone 30% 43% 26% 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.