Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #19023
 
In Georgia, Santorum Catches Romney For 2nd, But Home-Grown Gingrich Still Favored to Capture Largest Share of Delegates:

One week to the Super Tuesday Georgia Primary, Newt Gingrich is positioned to defeat Rick Santorum, who has momentum, and Mitt Romney, who does not, according to a SurveyUSA tracking poll conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta.

Gingrich gets 39% today, Santorum 24%, Romney 23%. Delegates are awarded proportionally, so Gingrich should get 3 delegates for every 2 that Santorum and Romney take. Compared to a SurveyUSA tracking poll 3 weeks ago, Gingrich is down 6 points, Romney is down 9 points, Santorum is up 15 points. Santorum's momentum may propel him during the final days before ballots are counted, closer to Gingrich, but it is unknowable today, 02/27/12, whether Santorum has the tailwind to catch Gingrich. Ron Paul is flat, at 9%, in 4th place.

Gingrich has a Minus 5 favorability rating, similar to Santorum who is Minus 6. Romney has a Minus 15 favorability rating. Paul is Minus 19.

Regardless of which Republican is on the ticket in the general election in November, Georgia remains a Red State, today's polling suggests. Romney carries the state by 7 points, Santorum and Gingrich carry the state by 4, and Paul carries the state by 3. In 2008, John McCain carried Georgia by 5 percentage points.

Cell phone and home phone respondents included in this research: 1,340 state of Georgia adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA 02/23/12 through 02/26/12. Of the adults, 1,156 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 457 were judged by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 03/06/12 Republican Primary, including 6% of likely voters who tell SurveyUSA they have, in early voting, already returned a ballot. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed-mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (77% of registered voters), were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (23% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smart phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device. In this survey, cell respondents vote materially different than do home phone respondents. Among cell respondents, Ron Paul leads with 26%, followed by Gingrich with 23%, followed by Paul and Romney, tied at 18%. Paul's support is 4 times greater among cell respondents than among home phone respondents.

 
If the Georgia Republican Primary for President of the United States were today, and you were filling out your Republican primary ballot now, who would you vote for? (candidate names rotated) Mitt Romney? Newt Gingrich? Ron Paul? Rick Santorum? Or one of the other Republican candidates?
457 Actual & Likely GOP Primary VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Romney23%22%24%17%20%30%25%19%28%23%**18%24%24%23%18%25%28%17%******14%25%19%21%36%****21%18%26%19%30%21%26%15%19%30%26%18%27%
Gingrich39%39%38%23%43%41%44%35%42%38%**23%42%34%39%52%34%36%13%******56%35%47%44%16%****39%42%37%42%35%40%38%37%37%41%38%44%32%
Paul9%11%7%23%9%5%2%14%4%9%**26%6%17%9%2%9%14%19%******8%10%4%7%14%****14%10%8%4%16%5%15%14%12%5%14%7%7%
Santorum24%23%25%25%25%22%23%25%22%24%**18%25%18%24%25%24%17%42%******18%25%25%23%25%****20%24%25%30%16%28%17%25%27%19%21%22%29%
Other0%0%1%0%0%0%1%0%1%0%**0%0%2%0%0%0%1%0%******1%0%0%1%0%****2%0%0%1%0%0%1%1%1%0%0%1%0%
Undecided5%5%5%13%3%2%5%7%4%5%**15%3%5%5%3%7%4%9%******3%5%5%4%10%****6%6%4%5%3%6%4%8%4%4%2%8%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Actual & Likely GOP Primary Voters100%50%50%20%33%25%21%53%47%88%4%17%83%6%94%29%27%30%9%1%1%2%16%82%30%46%20%3%0%15%25%60%55%41%60%35%18%41%40%32%39%29%
 
 
Is your opinion of Newt Gingrich ... Favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of him?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable32%37%29%28%33%33%38%31%35%40%11%26%34%45%62%70%44%48%25%11%5%8%76%28%58%50%20%10%**29%28%36%39%26%44%24%21%36%38%31%37%30%
Unfavorable37%35%38%30%35%43%42%33%42%31%54%33%38%26%17%10%17%23%37%59%65%64%8%41%26%14%45%65%**29%38%39%32%43%23%52%38%37%36%42%34%34%
Neutral22%22%22%27%24%19%16%25%18%24%19%31%20%24%20%17%31%25%25%21%24%8%14%23%13%32%27%18%**24%25%20%21%23%25%18%26%21%21%19%22%26%
Unfamiliar9%6%11%15%7%6%5%11%5%6%16%10%8%5%1%3%8%4%13%9%6%20%3%8%3%4%8%7%**18%9%5%8%7%7%6%15%6%5%7%7%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
Is your opinion of Mitt Romney ... Favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of him?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable24%27%21%22%25%21%28%24%24%27%13%23%24%38%38%32%32%39%22%14%8%10%50%21%32%33%25%8%**24%16%28%25%23%28%20%16%21%34%26%19%25%
Unfavorable39%40%38%35%37%45%39%36%43%35%49%33%41%36%28%33%25%27%31%53%58%58%26%41%38%33%31%58%**37%42%38%39%40%34%46%42%40%35%38%43%36%
Neutral30%29%31%31%31%29%27%31%28%33%24%36%28%23%32%32%36%31%39%20%29%17%22%30%28%32%36%30%**25%33%30%30%30%33%26%29%34%28%30%31%29%
Unfamiliar7%4%10%12%6%5%6%9%5%5%14%8%7%2%1%3%7%3%8%13%6%15%2%7%3%3%9%4%**15%9%3%6%8%5%7%12%5%3%5%7%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
4Is your opinion of Rick Santorum ...
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable25%28%23%22%24%26%32%23%29%32%6%18%28%47%46%51%40%33%25%7%5%2%45%24%43%38%16%6%**25%20%28%33%18%37%16%18%29%27%21%29%26%
Unfavorable31%34%28%32%27%33%35%29%33%25%44%31%31%28%16%13%11%27%27%45%54%51%24%33%21%19%34%53%**27%31%33%21%40%19%43%32%30%33%36%30%26%
Neutral32%32%31%27%39%31%24%34%28%33%29%40%29%25%34%30%39%33%36%31%28%21%28%31%28%35%37%31%**28%37%29%33%30%35%28%32%31%32%32%28%34%
Unfamiliar12%6%18%19%11%10%9%14%10%9%21%12%12%0%4%6%10%7%12%18%13%26%2%12%8%8%12%10%**20%12%9%12%12%9%13%19%10%8%12%12%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
5Is your opinion of Ron Paul ...
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable18%21%16%24%19%16%12%21%14%20%13%26%16%25%24%13%16%33%27%17%7%12%34%17%20%16%20%18%**18%17%19%16%22%18%19%16%20%20%20%16%19%
Unfavorable37%40%35%28%33%45%50%30%47%37%40%26%41%52%38%47%39%30%17%39%49%41%49%37%47%40%28%41%**33%34%41%41%35%36%40%36%37%40%35%40%37%
Neutral32%33%32%32%38%27%27%35%27%33%28%35%31%23%33%31%34%31%40%28%31%25%15%33%22%37%37%33%**30%34%31%29%34%34%30%31%31%33%34%32%30%
Unfamiliar12%6%18%16%10%12%12%13%12%11%19%13%12%0%5%8%10%7%15%16%13%21%2%13%11%7%15%9%**19%14%9%13%9%12%11%17%12%8%11%13%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
6Is your opinion of Barack Obama ...
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable41%41%41%46%40%42%34%42%39%23%85%51%38%8%6%7%9%10%36%68%94%87%16%43%18%16%46%81%**37%48%38%32%48%27%52%52%38%33%49%30%43%
Unfavorable48%48%48%37%49%52%60%44%55%64%10%33%53%80%86%87%83%74%39%18%3%8%74%46%74%76%38%8%**52%45%49%61%38%66%36%37%49%58%37%59%49%
Neutral9%10%9%13%10%6%6%11%6%10%5%14%8%7%7%4%6%15%23%12%3%1%3%10%7%5%14%10%**10%6%11%6%12%6%11%9%10%9%12%8%7%
Unfamiliar2%1%2%4%2%0%0%3%0%2%0%2%1%5%2%2%1%1%2%2%0%3%7%1%1%2%2%1%**2%1%2%1%2%1%1%2%3%0%1%2%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who would you vote for?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)42%45%40%49%40%45%35%44%41%27%81%52%40%25%7%9%10%14%37%70%95%87%18%46%18%18%48%84%**37%48%41%33%51%27%56%51%41%36%50%34%42%
Mitt Romney (R)49%49%50%41%52%49%58%47%53%64%13%37%53%74%87%87%84%76%44%16%2%9%81%46%75%75%40%13%**52%42%52%59%41%66%36%37%53%57%43%58%48%
Undecided8%6%10%10%9%6%7%9%7%8%6%11%7%1%7%4%6%10%19%14%2%4%1%8%6%6%12%3%**12%10%6%8%7%7%8%12%6%7%8%8%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich, who would you vote for?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)44%46%42%48%43%45%38%45%42%28%83%52%42%25%7%8%13%14%46%71%96%87%18%47%18%18%52%84%**39%50%43%36%52%29%56%53%40%39%52%36%42%
Newt Gingrich (R)48%48%49%44%49%49%54%47%51%63%11%39%51%69%87%91%81%74%39%19%1%9%81%45%78%77%35%13%**52%41%51%58%40%65%36%38%51%56%42%57%47%
Undecided8%6%9%8%8%6%9%8%7%8%6%9%7%6%6%1%7%12%15%10%4%4%1%7%4%4%13%3%**9%9%6%6%7%6%8%9%8%5%5%7%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
9In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Rick Santorum, who would you vote for?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)43%43%44%49%42%45%35%45%41%27%83%53%40%20%8%8%9%18%41%71%95%88%18%46%17%18%50%85%**40%50%41%31%54%28%56%55%39%38%51%35%43%
Rick Santorum (R)47%48%45%37%49%49%55%43%51%62%9%32%51%70%85%88%85%67%36%12%3%9%78%44%75%75%34%10%**44%41%51%59%36%65%33%33%50%56%39%57%46%
Undecided10%9%11%14%9%6%11%11%8%10%8%15%8%10%7%4%6%16%23%17%2%3%4%10%8%7%16%5%**16%10%8%10%10%7%11%13%11%6%10%8%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
10In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Ron Paul, who would you vote for?
1156 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)43%43%43%46%44%43%35%45%40%27%83%48%41%19%8%9%11%13%41%69%94%86%14%46%20%19%47%79%**38%48%41%34%50%28%54%53%39%36%50%35%42%
Ron Paul (R)46%47%46%43%47%46%50%45%48%59%13%40%48%73%81%82%75%71%42%22%2%8%79%43%69%69%39%17%**45%42%49%57%38%62%35%36%53%49%41%53%45%
Undecided11%11%12%11%10%11%14%10%12%14%4%11%11%8%11%9%15%16%17%8%4%5%6%11%11%12%14%4%**17%9%10%9%12%9%12%11%8%15%9%12%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%26%34%24%16%59%41%67%26%23%77%6%94%14%17%18%13%10%15%12%8%88%17%27%31%12%4%19%29%52%45%48%45%47%31%36%33%35%32%33%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.