WPA Research conducted a statewide survey August 14-16, 2011 in Louisiana and  asked the following question to likely Republican voters :

Now, thinking about the 2012 Presidential race, If the Republican primary election for President were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were RANDOMIZE

Michele Bachmann

Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich

Rick Perry

Herman Cain

Ron Paul

Rick Santorum


Jon Huntsman


If you had to choose today, who would you lean toward (repeat candidates)?

1.         Michele Bachmann 16%
2.         Mitt Romney 15%
3.         Newt Gingrich 9%
4.         Rick Perry 30%
6.         Herman Cain 2%
7.         Ron Paul 6%
8.         Rick Santorum 1%
9.         Jon Huntsman 2%
10.       Hard Undecided/DK/Refused DNR 19%



Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research conducted a research study of likely voters in Louisiana.  The study was conduct for WPA’s purposes only and not on behalf of any client.

WPA selected a random sample of 601 likely voters. The overall sample includes a sub-sample of 183 registered Republicans who were asked the 2012 GOP primary ballot. Respondents were screened to ensure that they were neither a member of the news media, a public relations company, or an active participant with any political campaign. The sample for this survey was stratified based on gender, age, ethnicity, political party, and region. This methodology allows us to minimize post-survey “weighting” which can reduce the reliability of survey results.

Respondents were contacted by phone via a live telephone operator interview August 14-16, 2011.  The sub sample has a size of 183 registered Republican voters.  The margin of error for the Republican sub-sample is equal to ±7.2% in 95 out of 100 cases

Full Crosstabs can be viewed here: http://www.slideshare.net/WPAOpinionResearch/wpa-louisiana-statewide-presidential-questions-xtabs110818


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