If the 2012 Republican presidential primary in Florida were held today, whom would you support if the candidates are:
Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Michele Bachmann Rick Santorum Jon Huntsman Herman Cain Ron Paul Gary Johnson Rick Perry Undecided
Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row % Row %
Florida Potential Republican Electorate* 6% 30% 3% 1% 2% 29% 7% 1% 9% 13%
Tea Party Supporters 8% 23% 4% 1% 0% 39% 5% 1% 10% 9%
Intensity of Tea Party Support Strongly support Tea Party 10% 21% 3% 1% 1% 43% 4% 0% 12% 5%
Support Tea Party 6% 25% 4% 1% 0% 36% 6% 2% 8% 12%
Does not support Tea Party 4% 37% 2% 0% 4% 21% 8% 0% 8% 16%
Political Ideology Liberal-Moderate 3% 35% 3% 0% 5% 23% 9% 0% 13% 10%
Conservative 9% 30% 2% 1% 1% 31% 5% 0% 6% 15%
Very conservative 4% 24% 4% 1% 0% 39% 6% 3% 10% 8%
Past Participation** Yes 6% 30% 3% 1% 2% 31% 6% 1% 8% 12%
No 4% 30% 2% 0% 1% 18% 8% 0% 18% 18%
Candidate Support Strongly support 9% 33% 1% 1% 2% 41% 9% 0% 4% 0%
Somewhat support 5% 34% 3% 0% 2% 33% 6% 0% 17% 0%
Might vote differently 5% 37% 5% 1% 3% 25% 8% 2% 13% 0%
Most Important Quality Shares your values 8% 26% 4% 1% 1% 27% 6% 0% 10% 17%
Is closest to you on the issues 4% 24% 2% 2% 3% 42% 10% 0% 5% 9%
Can beat President Obama in 2012 5% 34% 3% 0% 1% 30% 5% 0% 12% 10%
Has the experience to govern 7% 42% 2% 0% 2% 16% 4% 3% 12% 12%
Republican Candidate Field Satisfied 7% 31% 2% 0% 1% 34% 6% 1% 11% 8%
Not satisfied 5% 31% 4% 1% 5% 22% 9% 0% 8% 15%
Republican Debates Viewers 9% 28% 2% 1% 2% 38% 6% 0% 6% 8%
Non-Viewers 3% 32% 3% 1% 2% 23% 7% 1% 12% 17%
Uses Social Media for Campaign Information 2% 17% 2% 0% 1% 48% 16% 0% 14% 0%
Gender Men 6% 29% 2% 0% 3% 32% 8% 0% 11% 8%
Women 6% 31% 3% 1% 1% 26% 5% 1% 7% 18%
Age Under 45 2% 30% 1% 0% 0% 27% 9% 2% 16% 13%
45 or older 7% 30% 4% 1% 2% 30% 6% 0% 7% 13%
Region North/Panhandle 8% 25% 6% 0% 2% 27% 8% 0% 7% 18%
Orlando/Central Atlantic Coast 5% 20% 2% 0% 1% 42% 7% 0% 6% 17%
Tampa Bay Area 7% 31% 0% 1% 3% 27% 5% 0% 17% 8%
South Central 3% 29% 2% 0% 1% 32% 7% 0% 13% 13%
Miami/South 5% 43% 3% 1% 3% 20% 6% 2% 5% 10%
Household Income Less than $75,000 7% 30% 4% 1% 1% 28% 6% 1% 8% 13%
$75,000 or more 5% 36% 1% 0% 3% 30% 7% 0% 11% 8%
Evangelical Christians 7% 26% 5% 3% 1% 32% 3% 0% 8% 15%
Mormons are Christians Yes 6% 37% 2% 0% 3% 32% 6% 0% 9% 6%
No 6% 23% 3% 1% 0% 27% 8% 1% 11% 20%
Tea Party-Conservative-Evangelical 12% 22% 10% 3% 0% 32% 4% 0% 7% 10%
Education Not college graduate 6% 30% 3% 0% 1% 28% 7% 1% 9% 16%
College graduate 6% 32% 2% 1% 3% 32% 5% 0% 10% 8%
Interview Type Landline 6% 32% 3% 1% 3% 30% 6% 0% 9% 11%
Cell Phone 4% 24% 2% 0% 0% 27% 8% 3% 11% 21%
NBC News/Marist Poll Florida Potential Republican Electorate. Interviews conducted October 10th through 12th, 2011, N=748 MOE +/- 3.6%. Totals may not add to 100% due to rounding.
*The potential Republican electorate in Florida includes all registered Republicans.
**Past participation refers to previous participation in a Florida Republican Presidential Primary.