Polling Conservative Bloggers On Their Preferred Presidential Candidates For 2012


Right Wing News polled more than 250 right-of-center bloggers on which candidate they’d support if the 2012 Republican primaries were today. The following 72 bloggers responded:

101 Dead Armadillos, Ace of Spades HQ, Alexa Shrugged, All That Is Necessary, The American Princess, And Rightly So, The Anchoress, Argghhhh!, Bad Example, Basil’s Blog, Blonde Sagacity, Betsy’s Page, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Classical Values, Conservative Compendium, Melissa Clouthier, Dodgeblogium, Doubleplusundead, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster’s Rants, Eckernet, The EM Network, Election Projection, Exurban League, Eternity Road, Cassy Fiano, GayPatriot, GOPUSA Northeast, Guardian Watchblog, Hoosier Access, Infidels Are Cool, IMAO, The Jawa Report, Jenn Q. Public, The Liberal Heretics, Liberty’s Heart, Likelihood of Confusion, Fingers Malloy, Mean Ol’ Meany , Moe Lane, Mount Virtus, Midnight Blue, Moonbattery, No Oil For Pacifists, The New Ledger, Nice Deb, The Other McCain, Palousitics, Pundit Boy, Pursuing Holiness.com, QandO, Rightosphere, Right View from the Left Coast, Samizdata, Say Anything, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, The Smallest Minority, Snark and Boobs, Solomonia, Stop The ACLU, The Sundries Shack, Sunshine State Sarah, This Ain’t Hell, The Underground Conservative, Weapons of Mass Discussion, Viral Footage, Wintery knight, YidwithLid, WyBlog

The bloggers voted on three different groups of candidates. The first grouping included the big name candidates that were likely to run, the second asked which of those candidates the bloggers would be LEAST LIKELY to support, and the last list was expanded out to cover 20 candidates, including some that are currently considered unlikely to run. Now, here are the results,

If you had to choose from this list, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for President in 2012?

9) Mike Huckabee: 0.0% (0 votes)
8) Newt Gingrich: 4.2% (3 votes)
7) John Thune: 5.6% (4 votes)
6) Mitt Romney: 6.9% (5 votes)
5) Tim Pawlenty: 8.3% (6 votes)
4) Haley Barbour: 11.1% (8 votes)
3) Mike Pence: 15.3% (11 votes)
2) Mitch Daniels: 18.1% (13 votes)
1) Sarah Palin: 30.6% (22 votes)

Now, let’s change direction: which of the following candidates would you be LEAST LIKELY to support for President in 2012?

7) Mike Pence: 0.0% (0 votes)
7) Tim Pawlenty: 0.0% (0 votes)
7) Mitch Daniels: 0.0% (0 votes)
5) Haley Barbour: 2.8% (2 votes)
5) John Thune: 2.8% (2 votes)
4) Sarah Palin: 9.7% (7 votes)
3) Newt Gingrich: 19.4% (14 votes)
2) Mitt Romney: 20.8% (15 votes)
1) Mike Huckabee: 44.4% (32 votes)

If you had to choose today, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for President in 2012?

17) John McCain: 0.0% (0 votes)
17) Mike Huckabee: 0.0% (0 votes)
17) Rudy Guiliani: 0.0% (0 votes)
17) Scott Brown: 0.0% (0 votes)
13) Rick Santorum: 1.4% (1 vote)
13) Eric Cantor: 1.4% (1 vote)
13) John Thune: 1.4% (1 vote)
13) Condi Rice: 1.4% (1 vote)
7) Newt Gingrich: 2.8% (2 votes)
7) Jeb Bush: 2.8% (2 votes)
7) Herman Cain: 2.8% (2 votes)
7) Haley Barbour: 2.8% (2 votes)
7) Ron Paul: 2.8% (2 votes)
7) Tim Pawlenty: 2.8% (2 votes)
6) Mitt Romney: 5.6% (4 votes)
5) Bobby Jindal: 8.3% (6 votes)
3) Mitch Daniels: 11.1% (8 votes)
3) Mike Pence: 11.1% (8 votes)
2) Sarah Palin: 15.3% (11 votes)
1) Chris Christie: 26.4% (19 votes)

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