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Jul 06 2011

Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas?

With its expanded number of electoral votes, if the field doesn’t narrow down too much, Texas could play a key roll in determining the Republican nominee for 2012.  While everyone is watching the early states like New Hampshire and Iowa we’re taking a look at a big state which could decide the ultimate outcome.

Poll Date: 5/29-6/3, 2011
Poll Method: Monitored and automated calls
Poll Sample: 882 highly active Republican voters in Texas
Margin of Error: +/- 2%

Question: If the Texas Republican primary were held today, which presidential candidate would you be most likely to vote for?

Ron Paul – 22%
Rick Perry – 17%
Herman Cain – 14%
Newt Gingrich – 11%
Gary Johnson – 9%
Mitt Romney – 8%
Michele Bachmann – 7%
Tim Pawlenty – 2%
John Huntsman – 2%
Rick Santorum – 1%
Undecided – 7%

This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. Azimuth polling is a non-partisan polling company.

25 Responses to “Who are the Top GOP Contenders in Texas?”

  1. Jilly4Liberty says:

    GOOGLE RON PAUL SIGN BOMB!!! Get involved in your county! There are so many easy ways to spread the message of liberty– you don’t have to give up your day job to help spread the message! learn how!

  2. JeffnDallas says:

    Well, no one called “this” GOP Precinct Chair or I would have voted for Ron Paul myself! In fact, “he” is the reason I got involved in politics back in 2008 and became a Precinct Chair.

    Rick Perry? Mr. NAFTA Super Highway? Mr. Eminent Domain? Mr. CFR and Bilderberg friend? I don’t think so!

    • Frank Strohschein says:

      I support the NAFTA Super Highway concept. It is unfortunate that it becamme political with contracts to foreign countries to build it. I would rather see a 1000 good Texans with wheel barrels and shovels than a million foreigners with elbows in the air across Texas.

  3. Heather says:

    You didn’t call me, but I too will be voting for Ron Paul!

  4. Texas Chris says:

    Go Ron Paul!

  5. hardy says:

    Are these not likely primary voters? I’ve never seen Paul or Johnson with such high numbers.

    • Heath says:

      hardy, That’s because the poll’s you’ve seen are handled by corporate TV: they decide which information to include or exclude.

  6. Roberto Suarez says:

    Go Ron Paul! We’ve got it right in Texas.

    …and LOLOLOL @ “Rock” Santorum.

  7. peter says:

    Ron Paul is the Thomas Jefferson of our day; the only real Constitutional choice for Liberty. Ron, I hope and pray to Almighty God that You win POTUS.

  8. Brian Joseph says:

    …It doesn’t surprise me that Ron Paul is at the top of the list. His integrity and consistency are resonating with people who are fed up with the state of national politics today.

  9. admin says:

    Please see our followup article for some insight on the methodology of this poll. This was not just a poll of “likely” voters, but included about a 55% mix of high intensity, high knowledge voters. It included precinct chairs like Jeff from Dallas, tea party activists and regular contributors to local and national Republican campaigns from all over the state.

  10. cleaner44 says:

    I like that this poll included actual declared candidates, but not authors that the media speculates may possibly one day decide to think about getting into the race.

    • Justin Rogers says:

      Actually, it has Rick Perry and it has Michelle Bachmann and Jon Huntsman, who, at the time of the poll, were not declared. Just doing a fact check. Go Ron Paul!

  11. John says:

    Great to see a poll showing Gary Johnson moving up! Google Gary Johnson Grassroots and join the effort to see him elected as the 2012 POTUS!

    • Shawn says:

      I like Gary Johnson but it is not his time. But it’s important for him to get his name out there and spread the word. His day will come if he has the staying power.

  12. NadePaulKuciGravMcKi says:

    … Thank You Texas …

  13. Dawn Marie Clark says:

    Ron Paul 2012

    Ron Paul For The Win!

  14. Matt says:

    This is great news!!

  15. hardy says:

    Nice to see Paul at top since it is Texas and he’s been getting tons of media coverage.

    The surprising and happy stat for me is Gary Johnson at 9%. Definitely the liberty candidate to watch. Johnson is the only candidate that has the record and resume to be president.

  16. Houston Native says:

    Dr. Ron Paul is the best choice to bring reason, prosperity, decency, and the constitutional processes of government back to the American people. He is the only candidate I can see who has the honor to refuse to be a marionette of the CFR, the weapons makers, and the Wall Street bankers.

  17. InterferringBrit says:

    Glad to see the USA pulling itself out of the dirt. Ron Paul is gifted with the ability to get the liberty message out to such a wide range of people. He has so many strengths, the list goes on and on. The good news for Americans who are still slumbering is that they’ve got a great surprise in store once they discover Ron Paul and what he is all about. It is these guys, not the ones who are already converted, who are going to change America.

  18. middle ear infection treatment says:

    Can you create a facebook group for your site, so your fans can join?

    • admin says:

      There already is one. Look for Azimuth Polls on FB.

  19. Abe says:

    Hey everyone…three cheers for Paul! If he wins the GOP nod, Obama will surely get a second term!

  20. admin says:

    Toby. See the accompanying article on the methodology for the answers to your questions and the raw data.