Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #18949
 
1 Month to Super Tuesday, on eve of Nevada Caucus, Georgia Sticks With Home-Grown Newt, Who Sits 13 Atop Romney:

In a Georgia Primary today, former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich defeats Mitt Romney, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV Atlanta. Gingrich leads by 17 points among those reached on a landline telephone. Romney leads by 8 among those unreachable on a landline phone. When the two groups are proportionately blended, it's Gingrich 45%, Romney 32%, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are in single digits. Gingrich leads 2:1 among those who say they are "strong Republicans" and among evangelicals. Gingrich leads 4:1 among those who say they are "very conservative."

Gingrich in Georgia has a Net Favorability of Minus 7. Romney has a Net Favorability of Minus 17. Still, that is enough for either Republican to defeat Barack Obama in the general election in November, and keep Georgia's 16 electoral votes safely Republican red. Against Romney, Obama loses Georgia by 8. Against Gingrich, Obama loses Georgia by 6. In 2008, Obama lost Georgia to John McCain by 5 points.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research. SurveyUSA interviewed 1,340 state of Georgia adults 02/01/12 and 02/02/12, after results of the 01/31/12 Florida primary were known. Of the adults, 1,144 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 459 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 03/06/12 Georgia Republican Primary. This research was conducted with blended sample, multi-mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (78% of registered voters, 87% of likely Republican Primary voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (22% of registered voters, 13% of likely Republican Primary voters), were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device. In this research, cell-phone respondents vote differently than landline respondents. Obama defeats Romney by 4 points among cell phone respondents, but loses to Romney by 12 points among home-phone respondents. Obama defeats Gingrich by 6 points among cell-phone respondents, but loses to Gingrich by 9 points 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?
459 Likely Republican Primary VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Romney32%30%34%38%31%31%28%34%30%31%**36%31%25%40%26%56%******22%34%15%36%51%****27%31%34%28%38%26%43%23%31%40%37%29%29%
Gingrich45%46%43%21%44%49%59%36%53%45%**28%48%53%39%45%25%******64%40%55%43%33%****57%42%43%50%38%49%37%57%45%36%41%53%40%
Paul8%11%5%20%11%4%2%14%3%8%**23%6%4%9%14%12%******4%9%9%7%8%****1%11%9%4%14%7%10%4%10%8%13%7%6%
Santorum9%7%12%4%10%12%6%8%10%9%**5%10%11%6%11%5%******9%9%15%6%5%****4%7%11%12%5%10%7%5%9%11%6%8%13%
Other2%2%2%4%0%3%1%1%2%2%**0%2%4%0%1%0%******1%2%3%2%0%****2%4%0%2%1%2%2%4%2%0%0%1%4%
Undecided4%4%4%13%4%1%4%7%2%4%**8%4%4%6%4%2%******0%5%3%6%3%****8%5%3%4%3%6%2%7%3%4%3%2%8%
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%
Composition of Likely Republican Primary Voters100%57%43%16%32%32%21%47%53%92%3%13%87%39%27%25%7%1%1%0%16%81%32%44%19%2%1%16%35%48%54%40%63%34%22%44%34%29%37%33%
 
 
Is your opinion of Newt Gingrich ... Favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of him?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable34%43%26%27%35%38%38%31%38%43%11%30%35%69%42%48%28%12%9%8%78%30%63%43%21%17%**44%35%31%44%28%46%24%32%35%35%26%43%33%
Unfavorable41%36%45%39%44%39%39%42%39%31%67%34%43%12%18%25%40%64%69%79%18%44%20%25%50%67%**29%36%48%35%47%30%52%38%42%41%51%35%36%
Neutral19%18%20%22%17%19%19%19%19%22%10%25%18%15%34%24%19%12%18%8%4%20%14%29%19%10%**17%19%20%17%19%20%16%15%20%21%18%17%23%
Unfamiliar6%3%9%12%4%4%3%8%4%4%12%10%5%4%6%3%12%12%4%5%0%6%4%3%9%6%**10%10%2%4%6%4%7%14%3%2%5%5%8%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
Is your opinion of Mitt Romney ... Favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or do you have no opinion of him?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Favorable25%27%23%27%22%27%22%25%25%30%12%32%23%35%42%31%27%17%9%4%33%24%28%36%23%9%**23%22%28%27%24%27%22%19%23%37%24%29%22%
Unfavorable42%42%41%39%43%40%46%41%42%33%62%28%45%31%21%27%33%50%60%79%37%42%37%30%39%64%**36%44%41%40%44%38%46%47%44%30%42%38%44%
Neutral27%27%28%24%29%28%28%27%28%32%16%27%27%31%29%37%32%19%26%10%28%27%31%31%28%22%**30%25%27%29%25%29%26%22%29%30%29%27%26%
Unfamiliar7%4%9%10%6%5%4%8%5%5%10%13%5%3%7%5%8%14%5%7%2%7%4%3%10%5%**10%9%4%4%7%6%6%12%5%3%5%6%8%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%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?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)43%39%46%53%44%34%36%48%35%22%89%47%41%5%14%9%35%81%89%95%16%45%16%20%55%82%**43%38%45%33%49%27%56%51%40%35%51%34%42%
Mitt Romney (R)51%56%47%39%50%59%61%46%59%71%6%43%53%92%82%83%46%12%6%3%82%48%80%75%36%10%**51%54%50%62%44%69%36%41%54%59%44%59%52%
Undecided6%6%7%8%6%7%3%7%6%7%5%11%5%2%4%8%19%7%5%2%2%7%3%5%9%7%**6%8%5%5%7%5%7%7%6%6%5%7%6%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%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?
1144 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationEvangelicalAbortionIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibHigh SchSome ColCollege YesNoPro-lifePro-choi< $40K$40K - $> $80KAtlantaNorthwesSouth &
Barack Obama (D)44%41%46%52%45%37%38%48%37%24%91%46%43%6%14%9%43%87%87%95%15%47%17%23%56%84%**42%41%45%34%51%27%59%50%41%40%54%36%42%
Newt Gingrich (R)50%54%46%39%48%59%57%44%58%70%4%40%52%94%81%80%39%11%5%2%83%46%79%70%36%14%**55%51%48%60%43%68%35%44%51%56%40%58%52%
Undecided6%5%7%9%6%5%5%7%5%6%4%15%4%1%5%10%18%2%8%2%2%7%4%7%9%3%**4%7%7%6%6%5%6%6%8%5%7%6%7%
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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%48%52%26%34%24%16%60%40%66%26%22%78%19%16%15%12%10%16%13%9%89%18%31%30%10%4%17%34%48%44%49%47%48%29%43%28%35%33%33%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.