Latest Ricochet Poll Results: Ron Santorich is Our Man!
Newt Gingrich takes a 41% to 34% lead over Mitt Romney in our latest poll (644 Ricochet Members responding; Jan. 22-24). In doing so, Gingrich rebounds from the tepid 15% he drew only 16 days earlier, picking up support from erstwhile supporters of Perry and Huntsman, along with defectors from the Rick Santorum camp. Notably, Romney's support dropped only three points, from 37% to 34%, during the same period.
When asked to select the candidates most aligned with their views on major policy categories, Members like Gingrich on foreign policy (47% selecting), Ron Paul on economics (36%), and Rick Santorum on social issues (43%). In contrast, there is little alignment with Santorum on economic policy (5%) or Ron Paul on foreign policy (5%). Romney is neither highest nor lowest in any of the three policy areas, polling toward the middle across the board.
Only 6% of you choose Ron Paul as the candidate you'd most want to be stuck with in a snowdrift -- despite him being a medical doctor who could treat you for frostbite and hypothermia. (Apparently, some things are scarier than the prospect of having a limb or two amputated.) Gingrich scores highest in this attempt to capture Likeability, followed by Santorum and Romney.
After all this, Romney still reigns as the most electable candidate. 84% of you describe him as such, compared with only 63% for Gingrich.
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