Nationwide opinion polling for the Republican Party 2012 presidential primaries

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This is a list of nationwide public opinion polls that were conducted with respect to the Republican primaries for the 2012 United States presidential election. The persons named in the polls were either declared candidates, former candidates or received media speculation about their possible candidacy.

Eleven different people were at the top of a poll at one time or the other; these were (in chronological order of earliest poll lead):
Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum.

2012 polls[edit]

2011 polls[edit]

2010 polls[edit]

Early polls[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ After Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee announced they would not be running for president, Suffolk called back all the people who said they would vote for them and asked them again. The first poll includes the callbacks, the second is the original responses.
  2. ^ A measure of potential support. Respondents could choose more than one candidate.

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