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The CPAC straw poll

The Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, kicks off tomorrow in Washington.

First Read's obtained a copy of the final version of the straw poll. There are 15 potential GOP candidates listed. But in addition to the straw poll line, which garners most of the attention (more on that below) -- Ron Paul, by the way, won last year -- there are some other interesting questions, like, for example:

4.    Would you say that you are generally satisfied with the names that have been floated as potential Republican Presidential contenders for 2012 or do you wish the Republican Party had a better field of potential candidates?

Plus, there are questions of the group's priorities, as well as its level of confidence in Republicans to be able to "Repeal Obamacare," "Reign in Federal Spending," "Cut Federal Taxes," "Reduce Government Regulations," and "Pay Down the National Debt."
 

You can read the full poll, being conducted by GOP pollster Fabrizio-McLaughlin, in a PDF document here or below:

Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates

WASHINGTON TIMES/CPAC Straw Poll

FEBRUARY 10 - 12, 2011


 

 

 

Thank you for taking a moment to fill out this brief questionnaire for the organizing committee of CPAC.  Your personal responses to these questions will remain anonymous & the results will be released at a national press briefing on Saturday.

 

Circle your responses to each question.  Please answer the questions on both front & back.

1.    Type of CPAC Registrant:

 

1.    Individual

2.    Associated with CPAC Participating Organization

3.    CPAC Participating Organization

4.    Student

 

2.      Thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election, who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President?

 

1. Michele Bachmann, MN Representative    2. Haley Barbour, MS Governor

3. Herman Cain, Former Godfather Pizza CEO    4. Chris Christie, NJ Governor

5. Mitch Daniels, IN Governor     6. Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker

7. Mike Huckabee, Former AR Governor     8. Jon Huntsman, Former UT Governor

9. Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor     10. Sarah Palin, Former AK Governor    

11. Ron Paul, TX Representative     12. Tim Pawlenty, Former MN Governor

13. Mitt Romney, Former MA Governor    14. Rick Santorum, Former PA Senator

15. John Thune, SD Senator     16.  Other _______________________

17. Undecided

 

3.      Now from the SAME list, who would you vote for as your SECOND CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President?

 

1. Michele Bachmann, MN Representative    2. Haley Barbour, MS Governor

3. Herman Cain, Former Godfather Pizza CEO    4. Chris Christie, NJ Governor

5. Mitch Daniels, IN Governor     6. Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker

7. Mike Huckabee, Former AR Governor     8. Jon Huntsman, Former UT Governor

9. Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor     10. Sarah Palin, Former AK Governor    

11. Ron Paul, TX Representative     12. Tim Pawlenty, Former MN Governor

13. Mitt Romney, Former MA Governor    14. Rick Santorum, Former PA Senator

15. John Thune, SD Senator     16.  Other _______________________

17. Undecided

 

4.    Would you say that you are generally satisfied with the names that have been floated as potential Republican Presidential contenders for 2012 or do you wish the Republican Party had a better field of potential candidates?

 

    1.    Generally satisfied with the field of potential candidates

    2.    Wish the GOP had a better field of potential candidates

  

5.    Which ONE of the following comes closest to your core beliefs and ideology?

 

1.    My most important goal is to promote individual freedom by reducing the size and scope of government and its intrusion into the lives of its citizens.

2.    My most important goal is to promote traditional values by protecting traditional marriage and protecting the life of the unborn.

3.    My most important goal is to secure and guarantee American safety at home and abroad regardless of the cost or the size of government.

 

6.    Which of the following issues is MOST IMPORTANT to you personally?

 

    1.  Illegal Immigration                2.  The War in Iraq

    3.  The War on Terrorism            4.  Reforming Social Security

    5.  Lowering Taxes                6.  Reducing Government Spending

    7.  Improving Education                8.  Reducing Health Care Costs

    9.  Reducing size of Federal Government    10.Restoring Honesty to Government   

    11. Doing Away with Abortion            12.Protecting Traditional Marriage    

    13. Stimulating the Economy to Create Jobs    14. Promoting Traditional Values

    15. Protecting Gun Owners’ Rights        16. Other____________________

 

7.    EXCLUDING YOUR FIRST CHOICE, which of the following issues is SECOND MOST IMPORTANT to you personally?

 

    1.  Illegal Immigration                2.  The War in Iraq

    3.  The War on Terrorism            4.  Reforming Social Security

    5.  Lowering Taxes                6.  Reducing Government Spending

    7.  Improving Education                8.  Reducing Health Care Costs

    9.  Reducing size of Federal Government    10.Restoring Honesty to Government   

    11. Doing Away with Abortion            12.Protecting Traditional Marriage    

    13. Stimulating the Economy to Create Jobs    14. Promoting Traditional Values

    15. Protecting Gun Owners’ Rights        16. Other____________________

 

8.    In your opinion, which of the following should be done to reduce the federal debt?

 

1.    Raising Taxes

2.    Cutting Spending

3.    Combination of Raising Taxes and Cutting Spending

 

Do you think that the Republicans in Congress will be able to accomplish the following ….?

         Yes    No    9.   Repeal Obamacare        1    2    10. Reign in Federal Spending        1    2 11. Cut Federal Taxes        1    2 12. Reduce Government Regulations    1    2 13. Pay Down the National Debt        1    2

14.    What is your age?            15.    What is your gender?

1.    Under 18               

18 – 25                    1.    Male

  • 26 – 40                    2.    Female

  • 41 – 55           

  • 56 – 65               

  • Over 65             16.    In what state do you reside? _____