« | Main | Huckabee has strong lead in Iowa caucus »

January 11, 2011


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Wow! This is a crock of the worst sort. I predict that this poll will be undressed by Thursday.


This is PPP people, Democrat hacks.

Depressive Manic

This first poll Ive seen since Christies Disney World trip. It doesnt look like it damaged his approval ratings.

Jonny V

The Palin numbers have me salivating. I really just dont think we (those of us who want Obama to win big in 2012) are lucky enough to get her as the GOP nominee... but man that would be sweet.


Being up by 17 against his closest potential Republican challenger is a long, long way from being competitive. There are only 8 states where John McCain won by a larger margin than 17 (plus Nebraskas 3rd district), for a total of 47 electoral votes. There are 13 states (plus one Maine district, counting DC as a state) where Obama won by more than 17%, comprising 167 electoral votes.If New Jersey was competitive, then yes, that would mean the playing field was so far tilted to the right that Obama would be a massive underdog. Similarly, if Arizona was in play, that would suggest that Republicans would be so far down as to be near non-viability. But Obama won NJ by 15.53% in 2008, and is up by 17% in this poll. Thats dominating, not competing.

Dustin Ingalls

Obviously its not competitive since hes winning here by greater margins than he did in 2008. Well have Menendez numbers tomorrow.


There were 12 states that Obama won with a lower percentage of votes than New Jersey. If New Jersey is competitive it means Obama has already lost. I assume you tested Bob Menendez.


Going to stop by on Thursday to admit you were wrong, Gutless Wonder? Or that PPP is statistically one of the most accurate pollsters around?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

PPP POLLS BY YEAR: 2006-2017

We came to PPP after a public poll in the San Jose Mayoral race showed our opponent ahead by 8 points. They found our candidate (Sam Liccardo) ahead by 3 points and that allowed us to be able to push back with the press against the perception that our opponent was now a strong favorite in the race. Sam ended up winning by 2 points and is now the next Mayor of San Jose. PPP worked very fast and had a very accurate read on the electorate when we needed them
–Eric Jaye, Storefront Political Media.

For more information on hiring PPP for your polling needs click here

Among the Best Pollsters, Year after Year.

2014 :
Rated Most Accurate Pollster in Governor’s Races Nationally

2012 :
Correctly predicted the winner of every state in the Presidential race, and the winner of every major Senate race

2010 :
First pollster to predict Scott Brown’s upset win over Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts Senate race, only pollster to predict Christine O’Donnell’s upset victory over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary.

2008 :
Ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the 2nd most accurate swing state pollster in the Presidential election.

WSJ Graphic


Public Policy Polling
2912 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 888.621.6988

Questions or Comments?
Email Us




Dean Debnam Dean Debnam
Public Policy Polling CEO

PPP is best known for putting out highly accurate polling on key political races across the country, but we also do affordable private research for candidates and organizations.  Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for a survey when one of the most reliable companies in the nation can do it for less?"

Learn more about working
with PPP for your next project >


Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
RSS Feed RSS Reader