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: Rick Perry?
Acceptable Acceptable with reservations Not acceptable Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 44% 29% 24% 4%
Tea Party Supporters 55% 32% 13% 1%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 56% 36% 7% 1%
Support Tea Party 54% 28% 17% 1%
Does not support Tea Party 33% 27% 35% 5%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 33% 26% 37% 3%
Conservative 46% 29% 21% 4%
Very conservative 49% 33% 16% 2%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 33% 26% 37% 3%
Conservative-Very conservative 48% 30% 19% 4%
Past Participation** Yes 45% 31% 22% 1%
No 41% 26% 26% 7%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 33% 35% 30% 1%
Ron Paul 31% 26% 37% 5%
Rick Santorum 49% 35% 15% 1%
Rick Perry 90% 5% 3% 1%
Newt Gingrich 40% 38% 21% 1%
Candidate Support Strongly support 45% 27% 26% 2%
Somewhat support 47% 34% 18% 1%
Might vote differently 40% 28% 30% 2%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 52% 25% 18% 6%
Is closest to you on the issues 33% 27% 36% 4%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 47% 33% 19% 1%
Has the experience to govern 39% 33% 26% 2%
Gender Men 43% 28% 26% 3%
Women 44% 32% 20% 5%
Age Under 45 39% 32% 24% 6%
45 or older 45% 29% 24% 2%
Region Eastern Cities 40% 28% 29% 3%
East Central 45% 23% 28% 4%
Central 42% 32% 24% 2%
West 46% 33% 16% 5%
Household Income Less than $75,000 51% 27% 18% 4%
$75,000 or more 30% 35% 32% 2%
Evangelical Christians 53% 28% 15% 4%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 63% 27% 8% 2%
Mormons are Christians Yes 42% 31% 25% 2%
No-Unsure 45% 28% 23% 5%
Education Not college graduate 47% 28% 21% 5%
College graduate 38% 32% 28% 2%
Interview Type Landline 42% 30% 25% 3%
Cell Phone 50% 29% 17% 4%
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.