Polling Conservative Bloggers On The 2012 GOP Primaries


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 78 bloggers responded:

101 Dead Armadillos, Alarming News, All American Blogger, All That Is Necessary, Althouse, American Glob, And Rightly So, Argghhhh!, Bad Example, Batesline, Betsy’s Page, BizzyBlog, Blackfive, Blonde Sagacity, Bookworm Room, Cao’s Blog, Confederate Yankee, Dispatches From Blogblivion, Dodgeblogium, Election Projection, Electric Venom, Eternity Road, Fausta’s Blog, Fingers Malloy, Fraters Libertas, Freeman Hunt, Gina Cobb, Girl On The Right, GraniteGrok, Hoosier Access, IMAO, Jenn Q. Public, Joanne Jacobs, John Hawkins, Libertarian Republican, Likelihood of Confusion, Mean Ol Meany, Melissa Clouthier, Midnight Blue, Milton Wolf, Moe Lane, Moonbattery, Neo-Neocon, Newsreal, Nice Deb, No Oil For Pacifists, Patterico’s Pontifications, PoliPundit, Political Mommentary, Politicalistas, Pundit Boy, Pursuing Holiness, Right Wing Rocker, Rightosphere, Say Anything, Shrink Wrapped, Smart Girl Politics, Sunshine State Sarah, The American Princess, The Hedgehog Report, The Jawa Report, The Looking Spoon, The New Ledger, The Next Right, The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, The Smallest Minority, The TrogloPundit, The Underground Conservative, The Virtuous Republic, This Ain’t Hell, Viewpoint, Vox Popoli, WILLisms, Weapons of Mass Discussion, Wintery knight, Wizbang!, Wyblog, mountaineer musings

Here’s how the results broke down:

If you had to pick a 2012 GOP contender today, which of the following candidates would you select?

7) Jon Huntsman: 2.5% (2 votes)
6) Rick Santorum: 5.1% (4 votes)
5) Michele Bachmann: 6.3% (5 votes)
4) Ron Paul: 7.6% (6 votes)
3) Mitt Romney: 12.7% (10 votes)
2) Rick Perry: 26.6% (21 votes)
1) Newt Gingrich: 39.2% (31 votes)

Which candidate would you LEAST like to see as the GOP nominee in 2012?

7) Rick Santorum: 1.3% (1 votes)
6) Rick Perry: 1.3% (1 votes)
5) Newt Gingrich: 3.8% (3 votes)
4) Jon Huntsman: 9% (7 votes)
3) Michele Bachmann: 11.5% (9 votes)
2) Mitt Romney: 25.6% (20 votes)
1) Ron Paul: 47.4% (37 votes)

If your top choice couldn’t get the nomination, which candidate would be your second choice?

7) Ron Paul: 3.8% (3 votes)
6) Jon Huntsman: 6.4% (5 votes)
5) Michele Bachmann: 10.3% (8 votes)
4) Mitt Romney: 14.1% (11 votes)
3) Rick Santorum: 15.4% (12 votes)
2) Newt Gingrich: 19.2% (15 votes)
1) Rick Perry: 30.8% (24 votes)

Do you consider Newt Gingrich to be a conservative?

Yes: 63.6% (49 votes)
No: 36.4% (28 votes)

Do you consider Ron Paul to be a conservative?

Yes: 42.9% (33 votes)
No: 57.1% (44 votes)

Do you consider Mitt Romney to be a conservative?

Yes: 33.3% (26 votes)
No: 66.7% (52 votes)

If you had to choose between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, which candidate would you select?

Mitt Romney: 26.3% (20 votes)
Newt Gingrich: 73.7% (56 votes)

Which candidate do you think would be more likely to beat Barack Obama in 2012?

Mitt Romney: 42.3% (33 votes)
Newt Gingrich: 57.7% (45 votes)

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