« TX GOP prefers Perry for president, Dewhurst for senate | Main | Florida against Ryan Medicare plan »

July 06, 2011


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


The Democrats will cross over for Romney, because he was Gov. of MA, Romneycare and gay marriage. They want a Republican who will be unable to defend that in a general election, will roll over for Obama and depress Republican turnout. Conservatives need to rally around a candidate who is not Romney, or the Democrats win.

I Am Iron Man

This is delicious! If Bachmann can beat Romney in NH then she would likely be on her way to the nomination. Can President Obama and the rest of America be so lucky as to have the GOP self destruct in 2012? Heres hoping.


If the primary is open, sounds like it could be the Democrats turn to play a little Operation Chaos and pull the lever for Bachmann.

Dustin Ingalls

Another interesting thing to note is that the open primary situation and there being no Democratic primary for independents to vote in doesnt benefit Romney, as some have speculated. Bachmann actually lags Romney by only four points with them, and theyre a third of the electorate. Cain and Paul are right behind, getting way more support from non-Republicans than the GOP. The same thing is true in some of the two-way matchups. Romney leads Perry and Bachmann by more with Republicans than with independents. It remains to be seen whether more moderate, non-traditional Republican-primary-voting independents are drawn into voting in this race. That could change the shape of things and tip it to Romney. But for now, Romney should be hoping for more GOP faithful, not less, at least in this second home of his.


Anonymous, all polls show Romney is the strongest general election candidate by far, so youre analysis doesnt make much sense. Democrats who may have liked Romney when he was governor of MA certainly dont like him now.

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