Ipsos/ Reuters Poll: Republican Candidates' Ratings
Monday, November 21, 2011
Washington, DC - Ipsos’ latest poll, published by Thomson Reuters on November 20th, finds that the recent Freddie Mac controversy has not impacted greatly on Gingrich’s ratings. Indeed, compared to our previous poll on the subject, Cain and Romney have both dropped off as Gingrich has moved up the ranking. Regardless of this movement, however, Romney is still the presumptive nominee among both the general public and among Registered Voter Republicans (34% among all and 42% among RV Republicans).
The poll also covered candidate attributes and the Freddie Mac situation in more depth:
- Candidate attributes:
- Among RV Republicans, Romney, Gingrich, and Bachmann are seen as most honest, although Paul, Cain and Perry are not far behind
- Cain is seen as most hypocritical (23%) among RV Republicans
- Paul is seen as most extremist (24%), followed by Bachmann (19%) among RV Republicans
- Romney and Gingrich tie for ‘smart’, with over half (54% and 55%) each
- Romney and Gingrich again tie for ‘sensible’ (on 42%)
- Two thirds of RV Republicans have heard of the Gingrich/Freddie Mac issue, and a quarter believe he did lobby Republicans on behalf of the mortgage lender. Almost a third (31%) say it makes them less favorable towards Gingrich
These findings are from an online omnibus survey of 1,432 Americans age 18 and over. Individuals were interviewed via a U.S. online household panel. Data were collected via a national survey, including a screener for registered voters. The poll includes 423 Republican Registered Voters. The data were weighted to national Census data by gender, age, region, education, and ethnicity, and the national profile of registered voters. The survey was conducted November 18-19, 2011. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
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