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: Ron Paul?
Acceptable Acceptable with reservations Not acceptable Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 35% 21% 41% 3%
Tea Party Supporters 30% 19% 50% 1%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 21% 17% 60% 2%
Support Tea Party 36% 21% 42% 0%
Does not support Tea Party 38% 23% 36% 3%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 43% 24% 30% 2%
Conservative 32% 20% 45% 3%
Very conservative 32% 21% 45% 2%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 43% 24% 30% 2%
Conservative-Very conservative 32% 20% 45% 3%
Past Participation** Yes 29% 23% 46% 2%
No 45% 18% 32% 5%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 23% 28% 47% 2%
Ron Paul 90% 9% 0% 1%
Rick Santorum 12% 25% 63% 0%
Rick Perry 29% 20% 51% 0%
Newt Gingrich 20% 18% 62% 1%
Candidate Support Strongly support 37% 19% 44% 0%
Somewhat support 37% 23% 39% 1%
Might vote differently 29% 27% 42% 2%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 38% 17% 40% 4%
Is closest to you on the issues 49% 20% 30% 1%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 22% 23% 52% 2%
Has the experience to govern 35% 29% 33% 2%
Gender Men 39% 21% 39% 2%
Women 30% 22% 44% 4%
Age Under 45 44% 22% 31% 3%
45 or older 30% 20% 47% 2%
Region Eastern Cities 33% 19% 46% 2%
East Central 42% 16% 37% 5%
Central 33% 22% 42% 2%
West 33% 26% 39% 2%
Household Income Less than $75,000 36% 20% 41% 2%
$75,000 or more 35% 23% 39% 3%
Evangelical Christians 31% 23% 44% 3%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 24% 21% 53% 2%
Mormons are Christians Yes 36% 23% 40% 1%
No-Unsure 33% 20% 43% 4%
Education Not college graduate 37% 19% 41% 3%
College graduate 32% 25% 41% 2%
Interview Type Landline 31% 22% 44% 3%
Cell Phone 50% 18% 31% 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.