April 12th, 2011
11:30 AM ET
12 years ago

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – April 9-10 – GOP Nomination

TOPICS: Republican presidential nomination in 2012

Full results (pdf)

Filed under: CNN Poll Archive • Extra
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Rafael

    TRUMP 2012 I like that very much!

    April 12, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. carrotroot

    What a very narrow-minded poll. Why were only White Tea party polled?

    April 12, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  3. gt

    how about none of the front runners ....its a long ,long ,long time till 2012...its way to early...to pick anybody..

    April 12, 2011 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Just shows that in a crowded field, no one really stands out very much. Not likely to change until about time to genuinely run in the primary. In the meantime, the media will be changing who they talk about, on a daily basis.

    April 12, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  5. Joe

    Proof that there are very few sane people left in the Republican party. If Democratic voters would actually go vote, Republicans would never win a major office again.

    April 12, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. A Republican

    After reading your PDFfile (opinion poll results), I have to say that I would be very surprised if it were ever proven that your sample were representative of the general population of republicans. Donald Trump is not tied for first place with me and I would never vote for him.

    April 12, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. Michael

    Its pretty clear why only whites were polled, have you seen video footage of any of these candidates "rallies" or speeches?!? Its all cream and no coffee...These candidates really speak to the "something is wrong with America" crowd, and that something is that rich white Americans are the new oppressed class...

    April 12, 2011 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  8. jan

    Donald Trump is used to being 'the one and only' boss, and answering to no one.
    I don't think he has the political, savvy and experience to work well with advisors, congress, etc,
    much less foriegn diplomacy.
    When he says something like 'Afghanistan YOU'RE FIRED' it could take on a whole new meaning,
    as he fires missles at them.
    He is a smart/vicious business man, entenprenur, marketing person, but NOT presidential material!!!
    Because he is so used to being 'The Boss', he would probably be more like a dictator than a

    April 12, 2011 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  9. Tad

    Sure wish the Republicans would get back on target for what is really important to running the country and leave personal agenda items just that: abortion and same sex marriage alone...it's personal and it has absolutely nothing to do with running our government and economy. The country is going to go bankrupt, we are going down the tubes, we are about to join our third world friends and God only knows we aren't respected abroad, but we are worried about Chuck and Larry and what they do behind closed doors. Get over it and move on!

    April 12, 2011 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  10. Ali

    Not sure how scientific or reliable it is since white, rightist, older and higher income people were surveyed. While it seems to accurately describe the Republican core, surely others will vote during their primary.

    April 12, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  11. KO

    This just shows how intellectually bankrupt the national Republican Party is. They've been morally bankrupt for a long time.

    April 12, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    A) Back to School B) Back to the Future C) Men in Black D) Black Hole E) The Posieden Adventure.

    Take your pick.

    April 12, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Conservative voters really need to wake up. Wake up and start thinking for themselves, instead of being led around like sheep being told what to think and do. They need to find a candidate that is can help this country, not hurt Obama. They are so busy trying to figure out ways to hurt Obama, that they cannot see the trees for the forest. They've been told to close their eyes ... and minds ... and they obeyed.

    April 12, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. A. Krebsbach

    Please explain something I've never quite understood about Conservative ideology:

    1. We KNOW Income disparity is a bad thing. We just have to look at the correlation between high income disparity and social instability to see this relationship.

    2. We KNOW reducing taxes on the rich shifts the tax burden to the middle and lower classes and increases Income disparity. Look at the tracking between overall tax burden, income adjustments, and income disparity before and after the Regan tax cuts.

    So, why are you always interested in shifting the tax burden? All conservatives can't be the super rich so how does it make sense? Even for the rich it does not make sense from a long term stability point of view as greater income disparity means the masses have less to spend.

    Now for some fun statistics:

    Every Democratic President since Truman has left office having lowered the Debt to GDP ratio while every Republican since Nixon has left office increasing said ratio (check it).

    The current fiscal crisis is mostly made up of A) The Bush Tax Cuts, B) The Economic Downturn, and C) The Bush TARP bank bailout (check it).

    The Stimulus is credited by the vast majority of economists for averting a second great depression and the CBO estimates between 1 and 3 million jobs were created from it (check it).

    Finally, I am not a big supporter of Obama, if he had a (R) rather than a (D) next to his name there would be no Tea Party and many Republicans would be cheering him as the second coming of Regan as his policies and positions have been virtually indistinguishable beyond not having a 70% top end tax rate to cut.

    I look forward to, but don't expect, thoughtful and reasoned responses!

    April 12, 2011 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  15. fayse

    The GOP has nothing to offer other than twisting the truth, hate speech and a vaguely disguised war on the Middle class and women. The majority of the GOP hopefulls have sold out the American people to join the propaganda machine called the Fox network for high dollar contracts. The majority of Americans have already seen this.

    April 12, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  16. Carter

    Google Lewis Black Trump 2012 ...hillarious... but in all seriousness 10 years ago I would of laughed at even the remote possiblity of someone like trump running, but these days ..who know's, maybe the country needs the crazy antics of a personality ...

    April 12, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  17. kim c

    If this is the best they got, Obama gets 4 more years There doesn't seem to be many major differences between the Rebub contenders. Obama has this hands down.

    April 12, 2011 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |