January 25, 2012 - Gingrich Surges In Florida GOP Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Big Jump After South Carolina Win

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Surging since his South Carolina Republican presidential primary win, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wipes out a 12-point lead by Mitt Romney to tie the former Massachusetts governor in Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University poll release today. The final tally is 36 percent for Romney to 34 percent for Gingrich among likely voters in the Florida Republican presidential primary, but Gingrich gets 40 percent to 34 percent for Romney among likely voters surveyed after the South Carolina primary.

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum receives 13 percent to 10 percent for Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Today's results compare with a 36 - 24 percent Romney lead in a January 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

No matter which candidate is ahead, the race for the Sunshine State's delegates remains wide open. Although only 7 percent of likely voters are undecided, 38 percent say they might change their mind. There is little difference among Gingrich and Romney supporters in terms of thinking they might change their mind.

Romney is viewed by more likely primary voters as best able to handle the economy and most sharing voters' values, while Gingrich is seen by more voters as having the knowledge and experience to be president, being a strong leader and better at handling foreign policy.

"Florida is essentially a dead heat and a two-man race between Gov. Mitt Romney and Speaker Newt Gingrich entering the last week of the campaign," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Gingrich's South Carolina victory clearly gives him a boost in Florida. The question is whether there is more of that to come, or whether any bump from a previous victory will dissipate as happened to Rick Santorum in New Hampshire after winning Iowa and Romney in South Carolina after taking New Hampshire," Brown added.

Gingrich gets 37 percent of men to 33 percent for Romney, while Romney is ahead 38 - 31 among women. Gingrich leads among white evangelical Christians 43 - 30 percent and among those who consider themselves to be tea party supporters 43 - 28 percent. Each makes up roughly a third of primary voters although there is substantial overlap among those two groups.

Romney is viewed more favorably, 71 - 19 percent, than is Gingrich, at 61 - 26 percent. Here again, Gingrich does better among voters polled after the South Carolina victory. Santorum gets a 58 - 13 percent favorability rating, while Paul gets a negative 36 - 40 percent score.

"Newt Gingrich's edge is that he is the candidate with momentum and the one viewed as best on a host of issues and characteristics important to voters. Romney, however, holds the potential trump card that on the question most important to voters - who can best fix the economy - he is seen as the best candidate," said Brown.

Likely GOP primary voters give Romney the lead 47 - 30 percent on that measure. Romney leads Gingrich 29 - 20 percent on who best shares voters' values and 33 - 17 percent on being trustworthy.

But voters say 43 - 37 percent that Gingrich is a strong leader and 50 - 31 percent that he has the knowledge and experience to be president. Voters say 49 - 35 percent that Romney is better able to defeat President Barack Obama in November. By 52 - 44 percent, likely voters say they prefer a candidate who can defeat President Obama over one who shares their values.

From January 19 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 601 Republican likely primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points. The survey includes 254 voters surveyed January 19 - 21, before South Carolina results were announced, with a margin of error of +/- 6.2 percent, and 347 voters surveyed January 22 - 23, after the South Carolina results, with a margin of error of +/- 5.3 percent. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Gingrich, Romney, Santorum or Paul? (Table includes leaners and early voters)
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             34%    40%    26%    37%    31%    43%    28%    43%    29%
Romney               36     34     37     33     38     30     49     28     41
Santorum             13     11     15     13     12     16     10     16     11
Paul                 10      6     15     12      9      8      7     10     11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 7      7      7      5      9      4      6      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             31%    36%    26%    39%    38%   35%    35%    39%    28%
Romney               40     33     29     35     42    40     40     29     36
Santorum             15     12     17     12      9    11      9     13     14
Paul                  9     11     20      7      4     7     10     11     12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      -      1      1     1      -      1      1
DK/NA                 3      9      8      6      6     6      6      7      8
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul? (Table includes Leaners and early voters)(na= not asked)
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Jan 25 Jan 09
                     2012   2012
 
Gingrich             34     24 
Romney               36     36 
Santorum             13     16 
Paul                 10     10 
Huntsman             na      2
Perry                na      5 
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      - 
DK/NA                 7      7 
 
 
1a. (Candidate choice given q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..
                            CANDIDATE CHOICE IN PRIMARY
                     Tot    NG     MR     RS
 
Mind made up         61%    62%    66%    55%
Might change         38     37     34     45
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -
 
TREND: (Candidate choice given q1) Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Jan 25 Jan 09
                     2012   2012    
 
Mind made up         61     44    
Might change         38     54     
DK/NA                 1      1  
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Favorable            71%    70%    72%    72%    69%    68%    79%    72%    70%
Unfavorable          19     21     16     20     19     20     13     21     18
Hvn't hrd enough      7      7      8      5      9      8      7      4      8
REFUSED               3      2      4      3      3      4      1      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            76%    68%    63%    72%    76%   72%    71%    68%    70%
Unfavorable          15     21     21     20     17    14     20     24     19
Hvn't hrd enough      7      7     11      6      4    10      7      3      9
REFUSED               1      4      4      2      3     4      2      5      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mitt Romney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS                       
                     Jan 25  Jan 09
                     2012    2012
 
Favorable            71      73
Unfavorable          19      14 
Hvn't hrd enough      7      10 
REFUSED               3       3 
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Rick Santorum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Favorable            58%    60%    56%    64%    51%    67%    53%    78%    48%
Unfavorable          13     13     12     10     16      7     14      7     16
Hvn't hrd enough     28     27     29     23     32     25     32     15     34
REFUSED               2      -      3      3      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            64%    55%    53%    59%    62%   49%    62%    62%    58%
Unfavorable          15     12     12     13     12    10      8     15     18
Hvn't hrd enough     21     31     31     26     25    38     30     21     22
REFUSED               -      2      3      1      1     3      -      3      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rick Santorum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Jan 25  Jan 09
                     2012    2012
                             
Favorable            58      59
Unfavorable          13       8 
Hvn't hrd enough     28      33 
REFUSED               2       - 
 
 
8. Is your opinion of - Ron Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Favorable            36%    33%    41%    37%    36%    32%    33%    36%    37%
Unfavorable          40     42     38     44     36     45     40     47     36
Hvn't hrd enough     20     23     17     15     26     22     25     12     24
REFUSED               3      3      4      4      2      2      2      4      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            35%    37%    54%    29%    28%   29%    39%    37%    42%
Unfavorable          46     37     26     47     46    38     36     45     41
Hvn't hrd enough     16     22     17     21     22    33     22     11     15
REFUSED               3      3      3      2      4     -      3      7      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Ron Paul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Jan 25  Jan 09
                     2012    2012
                             
Favorable            36      34
Unfavorable          40      47 
Hvn't hrd enough     20      19 
REFUSED               3       1 
 
 
9. Is your opinion of - Newt Gingrich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Favorable            61%    66%    54%    67%    55%    69%    57%    77%    52%
Unfavorable          26     23     31     24     29     18     34     15     32
Hvn't hrd enough      9      8     12      7     11     11      6      7     11
REFUSED               3      4      3      2      5      2      4      1      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            59%    62%    60%    63%    61%   58%    59%    70%    55%
Unfavorable          32     23     17     30     30    30     26     22     31
Hvn't hrd enough      5     12     19      4      5    10     11      6      6
REFUSED               4      3      4      3      3     2      3      2      7
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Newt Gingrich favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS
                     Jan 25  Jan 09
                     2012    2012
                             
Favorable            61      59
Unfavorable          26      29 
Hvn't hrd enough      9       9 
REFUSED               3       2 
 
 
18. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think would do the best job handling - the economy: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             30%    34%    25%    30%    31%    36%    23%    37%    26%
Romney               47     48     45     45     49     40     60     40     51
Santorum              8      7      8      9      6     11      6     10      6
Paul                 11      6     18     13      9      9      7     11     12
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      5      4      4      2      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             25%    33%    28%    32%    31%   32%    32%    32%    25%
Romney               53     44     35     51     52    52     47     41     50
Santorum              8      7     13      6      4     8      6     11      7
Paul                 11     11     22      9      5     3     10     13     16
DK/NA                 2      5      2      2      8     5      4      3      2
 
 
19. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think would do the best job handling - foreign policy: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             53%    54%    51%    56%    50%    64%    44%    58%    49%
Romney               26     25     26     23     28     18     36     23     28
Santorum              6      4      8      7      5      8      9     10      4
Paul                 10      9     11     12      7      5      7      7     12
DK/NA                 6      7      4      3      9      5      5      3      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             48%    55%    47%    58%    53%   49%    47%    58%    54%
Romney               31     22     17     25     33    29     29     21     23
Santorum             11      4     10      5      4     7      4      8      6
Paul                  7     11     21      7      2     7     10     10     12
DK/NA                 2      8      4      5      9     8     10      3      4
 
 
20. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think would do the best job handling - a crisis: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             47%    53%    38%    51%    42%    56%    38%    54%    42%
Romney               32     30     35     26     38     21     44     25     36
Santorum              8      7     10      9      7     11      8     11      6
Paul                  9      5     14     10      8      8      5      9      9
DK/NA                 5      6      4      4      6      5      5      1      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             39%    51%    46%    48%    47%   48%    49%    51%    40%
Romney               41     27     21     35     38    35     34     26     37
Santorum             11      6     10      7      7     5      5      9     11
Paul                  6     10     17      7      3     5     10     12      7
DK/NA                 3      6      7      3      5     8      2      2      6
 
 
21. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - having the knowledge and experience necessary to be a good president: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             50%    54%    46%    55%    46%    62%    40%    64%    42%
Romney               31     31     31     24     38     24     44     18     38
Santorum              6      5      8      6      6      8      7      8      5
Paul                  9      7     12     12      6      6      4      9      9
DK/NA                 4      4      3      2      5      2      4      -      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             44%    54%    50%    51%    51%   50%    59%    51%    45%
Romney               37     28     22     33     37    37     27     27     32
Santorum              9      5      8      6      5     5      4      7      8
Paul                  7     10     18      8      2     2      9     11     13
DK/NA                 2      4      3      3      5     6      1      4      3
 
 
22. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - being a strong leader: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             43%    48%    36%    45%    41%    53%    34%    57%    35%
Romney               37     37     36     33     41     29     52     27     42
Santorum              6      5      8      7      5      8      6      7      6
Paul                 10      6     15     12      8      8      4      9     11
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      6      2      4      -      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             39%    45%    40%    43%    47%   41%    43%    47%    38%
Romney               41     35     25     40     44    41     43     30     36
Santorum             11      4      8      6      4     5      4      7     10
Paul                  8     11     21      7      2     7      7     13     10
DK/NA                 3      5      6      4      4     6      3      3      6
 
 
23. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - sharing your values: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             20%    22%    16%    21%    18%    23%    12%    24%    17%
Romney               29     29     30     24     35     17     48     21     34
Santorum             30     29     31     34     26     43     25     41     25
Paul                 14     12     17     16     13     13     10     13     15
DK/NA                 6      8      4      5      8      3      5      1      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             17%    21%    21%    16%    23%   18%    20%    22%    21%
Romney               34     27     15     31     40    31     33     28     25
Santorum             31     29     30     36     23    28     30     31     30
Paul                 13     15     29     10      6    13     11     15     18
DK/NA                 5      7      5      7      8    10      6      5      6
 
 
24. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - caring about the needs and problems of people like you: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             28%    33%    20%    29%    26%    33%    21%    34%    24%
Romney               29     30     27     24     33     21     40     21     33
Santorum             21     19     22     23     18     28     20     27     18
Paul                 15     10     23     16     15     12     10     15     16
DK/NA                 7      7      8      7      8      7      9      2      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             25%    29%    25%    29%    30%   35%    23%    30%    27%
Romney               30     28     21     30     35    36     27     26     28
Santorum             25     19     23     22     17    14     25     21     21
Paul                 14     16     25     14      7     9     20     17     15
DK/NA                 7      8      6      5     11     6      6      7      9
 
 
25. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - being competent: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             39%    46%    30%    41%    38%    49%    29%    48%    34%
Romney               36     33     40     32     41     26     52     27     42
Santorum              9      8     10     10      7     13      7     12      7
Paul                 10      6     16     13      8      6      6     10     11
DK/NA                 5      6      4      4      6      6      6      3      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             33%    43%    37%    43%    38%   45%    37%    40%    37%
Romney               45     31     26     38     43    31     42     34     39
Santorum             11      8     11      7      9    10      6     10      9
Paul                  9     11     20      8      4     6     11     13     11
DK/NA                 2      7      5      4      7     8      4      4      4
 
 
26. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - being inspiring: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             38%    46%    27%    43%    32%    47%    31%    54%    28%
Romney               28     27     30     20     37     25     37     18     34
Santorum             14     13     15     16     11     17     13     13     15
Paul                 13     10     18     16     11      6     10     12     15
DK/NA                 7      5     11      6      9      5     10      3      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             35%    39%    29%    40%    46%   38%    38%    37%    43%
Romney               27     28     26     29     28    37     23     32     21
Santorum             16     12     19     12     10    12     13     14     13
Paul                 17     12     24     13      4     9     20      9     17
DK/NA                 5      9      3      7     12     4      6      7      6
 
 
27. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - being trustworthy: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             17%    21%    12%    18%    16%    22%    13%    25%    12%
Romney               33     34     32     29     38     24     48     26     37
Santorum             27     25     30     32     23     36     26     35     24
Paul                 15     11     20     17     14     11      7     13     17
DK/NA                 7      8      5      5      9      8      6      2      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             15%    18%    14%    17%    20%   20%    19%    21%    11%
Romney               37     32     22     33     45    40     34     29     36
Santorum             30     26     29     31     22    20     28     28     29
Paul                 14     16     29     12      6     6     15     18     19
DK/NA                 4      8      6      7      7    14      4      4      5
 
 
28. (If Registered Republican) Regardless of how you intend to vote for President, which Republican candidate do you think is best described as - being able to defeat Barack Obama in the general election: Gingrich, Romney, Santorum, or Paul?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Gingrich             35%    42%    26%    40%    31%    45%    27%    49%    27%
Romney               49     45     55     44     54     41     62     38     55
Santorum              5      3      7      6      3      5      3      6      4
Paul                  3      1      7      5      2      3      1      3      4
DK/NA                 7      9      5      6      9      5      7      4      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Gingrich             30%    38%    28%    39%    39%   35%    37%    45%    26%
Romney               56     45     48     49     47    51     52     38     57
Santorum              7      4      8      2      5     3      3      5      6
Paul                  2      4      8      3      -     4      1      6      4
DK/NA                 5      9      8      6      8     7      6      7      7
 
 
29. (If Registered Republican) Which is more important to you when you decide how to vote in the Republican primary for President; voting for someone who shares your values, or voting for someone who can defeat Barack Obama?
                     LIKELY REPUBLICAN PRIMARY VOTERS..........................
                            SC PRIMARY                  WhtBrnAgnEvng TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Post   Pre    Men    Wom    Yes    No     Yes    No
 
Shares values        44%    43%    46%    48%    40%    49%    38%    35%    50%
Defeats Obama        52     53     51     50     54     49     56     63     46
DK/NA                 4      4      3      2      6      3      6      2      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....   ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME..
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+   <30K   30-50  50-100 >100
 
Shares values        41%    46%    61%    41%    33%   53%    43%    46%    41%
Defeats Obama        55     51     37     55     62    42     55     52     53
DK/NA                 4      3      2      4      5     6      2      2      5