Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers
Which one of the following candidates do you consider to be the true conservative:
Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Michele Bachmann Rick Santorum Jon Huntsman Ron Paul Rick Perry None Undecided
Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 6% 7% 16% 23% 2% 21% 11% 4% 9%
Tea Party Supporters 6% 4% 22% 27% 2% 20% 12% 1% 5%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 5% 4% 29% 27% 2% 16% 11% 0% 6%
Support Tea Party 7% 5% 18% 27% 2% 23% 13% 1% 5%
Does not support Tea Party 7% 10% 11% 20% 2% 23% 11% 6% 10%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 9% 7% 12% 13% 3% 27% 9% 4% 16%
Conservative 7% 8% 14% 26% 1% 20% 13% 5% 7%
Very conservative 4% 5% 23% 27% 2% 20% 12% 1% 6%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 9% 7% 12% 13% 3% 27% 9% 4% 16%
Conservative-Very conservative 5% 7% 18% 26% 2% 20% 12% 3% 7%
Past Participation** Yes 5% 6% 18% 26% 2% 20% 11% 2% 9%
No 8% 9% 13% 17% 2% 23% 12% 6% 11%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 3% 23% 16% 17% 5% 12% 10% 3% 10%
Ron Paul 2% 6% 10% 6% 1% 63% 6% 4% 2%
Rick Santorum 0% 0% 8% 82% 0% 4% 4% 0% 2%
Rick Perry 3% 1% 9% 16% 0% 21% 44% 2% 5%
Newt Gingrich 32% 2% 18% 18% 3% 8% 5% 7% 7%
Candidate Support Strongly support 6% 8% 17% 25% 3% 22% 13% 2% 5%
Somewhat support 7% 7% 11% 23% 1% 25% 15% 4% 6%
Might vote differently 10% 10% 31% 22% 1% 12% 3% 3% 8%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 4% 5% 17% 30% 1% 19% 13% 2% 10%
Is closest to you on the issues 7% 7% 17% 17% 0% 31% 10% 3% 8%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 8% 9% 18% 23% 5% 15% 12% 3% 6%
Has the experience to govern 8% 9% 11% 20% 1% 26% 12% 1% 12%
Gender Men 7% 6% 17% 23% 3% 24% 12% 3% 6%
Women 5% 8% 16% 23% 1% 18% 11% 5% 14%
Age Under 45 8% 8% 13% 18% 3% 23% 11% 6% 10%
45 or older 5% 6% 19% 26% 1% 21% 11% 2% 9%
Region Eastern Cities 7% 10% 23% 17% 2% 18% 11% 3% 8%
East Central 9% 6% 15% 23% 3% 23% 14% 1% 7%
Central 3% 8% 12% 26% 2% 23% 12% 5% 9%
West 8% 5% 18% 22% 1% 20% 9% 4% 13%
Household Income Less than $75,000 5% 7% 17% 23% 1% 22% 13% 4% 8%
$75,000 or more 10% 8% 17% 19% 4% 24% 8% 2% 10%
Evangelical Christians 2% 4% 18% 31% 0% 20% 14% 2% 9%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 4% 3% 25% 31% 0% 14% 19% 0% 5%
Mormons are Christians Yes 6% 8% 15% 21% 3% 23% 12% 4% 8%
No-Unsure 7% 5% 18% 25% 1% 19% 11% 3% 11%
Education Not college graduate 6% 7% 15% 20% 2% 21% 14% 5% 11%
College graduate 7% 6% 18% 28% 3% 23% 8% 2% 7%
Interview Type Landline 6% 6% 16% 24% 2% 21% 12% 3% 9%
Cell Phone 6% 9% 19% 19% 0% 23% 10% 5% 10%
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.