Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers
Would you say that you strongly support <candidate> somewhat support <candidate>, or do you think that you might vote differently on caucus day?
Strongly support Somewhat support Might vote differently Unsure
Row % Row % Row % Row %
Iowa Likely Caucus-Goers 53% 33% 13% 2%
Tea Party Supporters 59% 29% 10% 2%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 68% 19% 12% 1%
Support Tea Party 53% 36% 8% 3%
Does not support Tea Party 48% 36% 15% 1%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 45% 38% 16% 2%
Conservative 49% 39% 10% 1%
Very conservative 65% 20% 13% 1%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 45% 38% 16% 2%
Conservative-Very conservative 56% 31% 12% 1%
Past Participation** Yes 55% 32% 12% 1%
No 50% 35% 14% 2%
Top Tier Republican Candidates Mitt Romney 51% 37% 10% 1%
Ron Paul 54% 29% 14% 3%
Rick Santorum 59% 27% 13% 1%
Rick Perry 52% 38% 10% 1%
Newt Gingrich 46% 36% 16% 2%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 56% 31% 13% 0%
Is closest to you on the issues 61% 31% 8% 1%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 52% 34% 12% 3%
Has the experience to govern 44% 34% 20% 2%
Gender Men 53% 31% 15% 1%
Women 53% 35% 9% 2%
Age Under 45 48% 39% 12% 1%
45 or older 57% 29% 13% 2%
Region Eastern Cities 55% 29% 15% 2%
East Central 51% 36% 11% 1%
Central 52% 37% 10% 1%
West 56% 26% 16% 2%
Household Income Less than $75,000 54% 30% 14% 2%
$75,000 or more 48% 39% 11% 1%
Evangelical Christians 58% 28% 12% 2%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 58% 29% 12% 1%
Mormons are Christians Yes 52% 34% 12% 1%
No-Unsure 54% 31% 13% 1%
Education Not college graduate 56% 30% 13% 1%
College graduate 49% 37% 12% 1%
Interview Type Landline 55% 32% 12% 2%
Cell Phone 47% 36% 16% 2%
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.