NEW Iowa Poll has Ron Paul with 27.5%Submitted by Mittens on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 02:23
This poll was from December 8th to 18th. Previous was from November 1 to 13.
ISU/Gazette/KCRG Iowa Poll:
Paul 27.5% +7.1
Gingrich 25.3% +20.5
Romney 17.5% +1.2
Perry 11.2% +3.3
Bachmann 7.4% -0.4
Santorum 4.9% 0.0
Cain 0.4% -25
Huntsman 0.3% 0.0
Paul is the first choice of 27.5 percent of 333 likely caucus-goers among the 740 registered Republicans and 200 registered independents contacted by ISU. That’s up from 20.4 percent in an ISU/Gazette/KCRG poll in November. He’s followed closely by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich whose support increased from 4.8 percent to 25.3 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in at 17.5 percent, up from 16.3.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the only other candidate to poll in double digits at 11.2 percent – an increase from 7.9 percent a month earlier.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann slipped four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.4 percent. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Rick Santorum edged up two-tenths of a percentage point to at 4.9 percent. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign while he was the frontrunner at 24.5 percent, fell to 0.4 percent. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman polled 0.3 percent and “can’t decide” at 5.4 percent. The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.
More data here: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2011/dec/ISUpoll2