Anderson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 2,826
Mitt Romney 30% 2,319
Newt Gingrich 22% 1,690
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Bedford
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 1,419
Newt Gingrich 28% 957
Mitt Romney 24% 837
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted0%
Benton
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
47% 492
Mitt Romney 23% 241
Newt Gingrich 22% 227
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
Bledsoe
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
35% 536
Newt Gingrich 31% 475
Mitt Romney 20% 311
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted2%
Blount
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
33% 4,854
Mitt Romney 30% 4,325
Newt Gingrich 24% 3,507
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted1%
Bradley
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 4,152
Newt Gingrich 27% 2,854
Mitt Romney 23% 2,350
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Campbell
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 1,229
Mitt Romney 29% 904
Newt Gingrich 23% 728
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Cannon
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
45% 577
Newt Gingrich 21% 277
Mitt Romney 21% 277
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted1%
Carroll
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 872
Newt Gingrich 26% 548
Mitt Romney 22% 459
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Carter
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 2,336
Newt Gingrich 30% 1,893
Mitt Romney 23% 1,427
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Cheatham
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 1,458
Newt Gingrich 27% 917
Mitt Romney 19% 648
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Chester
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
47% 657
Newt Gingrich 22% 309
Mitt Romney 21% 294
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Claiborne
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 789
Mitt Romney 30% 670
Newt Gingrich 24% 534
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Clay
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 189
Newt Gingrich 30% 141
Mitt Romney 20% 97
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Cocke
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 1,389
Mitt Romney 28% 1,049
Newt Gingrich 23% 856
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Coffee
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 1,950
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,301
Mitt Romney 25% 1,243
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Crockett
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 697
Mitt Romney 23% 357
Newt Gingrich 22% 345
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Cumberland
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 3,330
Mitt Romney 31% 2,880
Newt Gingrich 23% 2,098
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Davidson
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
33% 11,601
Rick Santorum 31% 10,849
Newt Gingrich 24% 8,501
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted0%
Decatur
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
34% 309
Newt Gingrich 25% 228
Mitt Romney 24% 217
  • Ron Paul15%
  • Uncommitted0%
DeKalb
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 487
Newt Gingrich 30% 407
Mitt Romney 24% 316
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Dickson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 1,772
Newt Gingrich 25% 1,022
Mitt Romney 22% 894
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Dyer
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 1,263
Newt Gingrich 26% 738
Mitt Romney 22% 633
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted0%
Fayette
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
45% 2,034
Mitt Romney 24% 1,098
Newt Gingrich 22% 1,024
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Fentress
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
42% 669
Mitt Romney 27% 435
Newt Gingrich 23% 374
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted0%
Franklin
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 1,668
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,092
Mitt Romney 24% 1,015
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Gibson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 1,995
Newt Gingrich 24% 1,088
Mitt Romney 21% 948
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Giles
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 846
Newt Gingrich 29% 641
Mitt Romney 22% 489
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Grainger
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 858
Mitt Romney 27% 576
Newt Gingrich 24% 511
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Greene
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 2,893
Mitt Romney 27% 2,125
Newt Gingrich 25% 2,017
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Grundy
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
34% 289
Newt Gingrich 31% 262
Mitt Romney 25% 210
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Hamblen
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 2,224
Mitt Romney 28% 1,658
Newt Gingrich 23% 1,356
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Hamilton
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
32% 10,201
Mitt Romney 29% 9,359
Newt Gingrich 28% 8,950
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Hancock
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 243
Mitt Romney 23% 137
Newt Gingrich 18% 106
  • Ron Paul15%
  • Uncommitted0%
Hardeman
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 572
Mitt Romney 24% 353
Newt Gingrich 23% 337
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Hardin
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 856
Mitt Romney 26% 599
Newt Gingrich 26% 587
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Hawkins
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
32% 2,361
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,909
Mitt Romney 26% 1,856
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted3%
Haywood
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
53% 454
Mitt Romney 22% 188
Newt Gingrich 20% 169
  • Ron Paul4%
  • Uncommitted0%
Henderson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 1,844
Mitt Romney 22% 1,026
Newt Gingrich 19% 912
  • Ron Paul12%
  • Uncommitted4%
Henry
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 951
Mitt Romney 26% 615
Newt Gingrich 24% 584
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Hickman
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 786
Newt Gingrich 25% 460
Mitt Romney 18% 328
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted1%
Houston
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
42% 224
Newt Gingrich 24% 126
Mitt Romney 22% 117
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Humphreys
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
48% 611
Newt Gingrich 23% 297
Mitt Romney 19% 238
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Jackson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 413
Newt Gingrich 25% 245
Mitt Romney 21% 207
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Jefferson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 1,928
Mitt Romney 27% 1,431
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,370
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Johnson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 818
Mitt Romney 25% 487
Newt Gingrich 24% 479
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Knox
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
34% 15,725
Mitt Romney 34% 15,361
Newt Gingrich 19% 8,869
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Lake
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 107
Newt Gingrich 28% 71
Mitt Romney 22% 55
  • Ron Paul3%
  • Uncommitted1%
Lauderdale
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
50% 611
Newt Gingrich 25% 307
Mitt Romney 18% 227
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted0%
Lawrence
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
46% 1,471
Newt Gingrich 25% 784
Mitt Romney 22% 694
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
Lewis
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
47% 498
Newt Gingrich 23% 241
Mitt Romney 18% 193
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Lincoln
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
42% 1,300
Newt Gingrich 25% 775
Mitt Romney 22% 678
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Loudon
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
36% 2,754
Rick Santorum 34% 2,635
Newt Gingrich 20% 1,549
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Macon
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
50% 1,034
Newt Gingrich 22% 464
Mitt Romney 19% 388
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Madison
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 3,008
Mitt Romney 26% 1,930
Newt Gingrich 23% 1,709
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Marion
100% in
NewtGingrich
Newt Gingrich
33% 710
Rick Santorum 31% 655
Mitt Romney 24% 517
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Marshall
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 958
Newt Gingrich 25% 582
Mitt Romney 23% 552
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Maury
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 4,152
Mitt Romney 24% 2,545
Newt Gingrich 23% 2,429
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
McMinn
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 2,395
Mitt Romney 24% 1,484
Newt Gingrich 24% 1,478
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
McNairy
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 959
Newt Gingrich 26% 584
Mitt Romney 21% 470
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Meigs
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
38% 512
Newt Gingrich 27% 361
Mitt Romney 24% 326
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Monroe
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
34% 1,344
Mitt Romney 31% 1,196
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,006
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
Montgomery
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 3,492
Mitt Romney 29% 2,741
Newt Gingrich 22% 2,045
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Moore
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 326
Newt Gingrich 27% 207
Mitt Romney 21% 163
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Morgan
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 556
Newt Gingrich 26% 357
Mitt Romney 22% 297
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Obion
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
50% 1,153
Newt Gingrich 23% 544
Mitt Romney 20% 463
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted0%
Overton
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
47% 945
Mitt Romney 21% 427
Newt Gingrich 20% 406
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Perry
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
39% 212
Mitt Romney 25% 135
Newt Gingrich 20% 110
  • Ron Paul14%
  • Uncommitted1%
Pickett
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 439
Newt Gingrich 25% 255
Mitt Romney 22% 227
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted2%
Polk
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 55
Newt Gingrich 28% 42
Mitt Romney 23% 35
  • Ron Paul12%
  • Uncommitted0%
Putnam
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
43% 2,466
Mitt Romney 26% 1,492
Newt Gingrich 21% 1,201
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Rhea
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 1,356
Newt Gingrich 26% 973
Mitt Romney 22% 804
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted1%
Roane
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
35% 1,876
Mitt Romney 29% 1,564
Newt Gingrich 25% 1,340
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Robertson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
45% 2,623
Newt Gingrich 26% 1,507
Mitt Romney 20% 1,137
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Rutherford
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
41% 9,387
Mitt Romney 24% 5,521
Newt Gingrich 24% 5,347
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Scott
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 929
Mitt Romney 26% 616
Newt Gingrich 24% 558
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted1%
Sequatchie
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 512
Newt Gingrich 29% 416
Mitt Romney 25% 353
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted1%
Sevier
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
36% 4,506
Mitt Romney 29% 3,708
Newt Gingrich 23% 2,843
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted2%
Shelby
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
37% 18,260
Mitt Romney 34% 16,698
Newt Gingrich 19% 9,393
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Smith
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
47% 775
Newt Gingrich 24% 392
Mitt Romney 19% 315
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Stewart
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 500
Mitt Romney 23% 268
Newt Gingrich 21% 243
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted1%
Sullivan
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
31% 4,250
Newt Gingrich 31% 4,219
Mitt Romney 27% 3,688
  • Ron Paul9%
  • Uncommitted0%
Sumner
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
38% 6,880
Mitt Romney 27% 4,976
Newt Gingrich 26% 4,729
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
Tipton
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
49% 2,331
Newt Gingrich 22% 1,042
Mitt Romney 20% 966
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
Trousdale
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 266
Newt Gingrich 27% 160
Mitt Romney 16% 96
  • Ron Paul12%
  • Uncommitted0%
Unicoi
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
38% 1,018
Newt Gingrich 25% 659
Mitt Romney 23% 619
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted2%
Union
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
35% 509
Mitt Romney 28% 409
Newt Gingrich 27% 393
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
Van Buren
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
35% 163
Newt Gingrich 30% 138
Mitt Romney 22% 104
  • Ron Paul11%
  • Uncommitted0%
Warren
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
42% 1,208
Newt Gingrich 24% 689
Mitt Romney 23% 680
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Washington
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
34% 4,168
Newt Gingrich 28% 3,498
Mitt Romney 27% 3,350
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Wayne
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
42% 477
Mitt Romney 28% 322
Newt Gingrich 21% 244
  • Ron Paul6%
  • Uncommitted1%
Weakley
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
46% 1,070
Newt Gingrich 24% 565
Mitt Romney 21% 485
  • Ron Paul7%
  • Uncommitted0%
White
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
44% 963
Newt Gingrich 25% 551
Mitt Romney 20% 436
  • Ron Paul10%
  • Uncommitted0%
Williamson
100% in
MittRomney
Mitt Romney
36% 9,592
Rick Santorum 32% 8,723
Newt Gingrich 23% 6,127
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted1%
Wilson
100% in
RickSantorum
Rick Santorum
40% 5,084
Newt Gingrich 28% 3,511
Mitt Romney 24% 3,010
  • Ron Paul8%
  • Uncommitted0%
TENNESSEE exit polls
Gender
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Male 23 11 27 38 1 52
Female 25 7 29 37 1 48
Race:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
White 24 9 28 37 1 97
Black - - - - - 2
Other - - - - - 2
In which age group are you?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
18-29 15 25 16 43 1 8
30-44 21 13 24 41 2 19
45-64 23 7 28 39 1 46
65 or over 30 4 34 31 1 27
In which age group are you?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
18-24 - - - - - 4
25-29 - - - - - 4
30-39 20 16 22 40 2 11
40-49 20 9 25 44 1 19
50-64 24 7 30 37 1 35
65 or over 30 4 34 31 1 27
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
High school or less 28 8 24 38 1 21
Some college or associate degree 25 10 25 38 1 33
College graduate 21 9 32 37 1 29
Postgraduate study 21 9 32 36 1 17
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
College graduate 21 9 32 37 1 46
No college degree 26 9 24 38 1 54
Which best describes your education?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
More than high school graduate 23 9 29 37 1 79
High school graduate or less 28 8 24 38 1 21
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Under $30,000 25 11 20 42 2 13
$30,000 - $49,999 25 9 27 38 1 21
$50,000 - $99,999 24 10 26 39 1 39
$100,000 - $199,999 24 9 32 34 0 20
$200,000 or more 20 6 47 26 0 6
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Under $50,000 25 10 24 40 2 35
$50,000-$99,999 24 10 26 39 1 39
$100,000 or more 23 8 35 32 0 27
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Under $50,000 25 10 24 40 2 35
$50,000 or more 23 9 30 36 1 65
2011 total family income:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Under $100,000 24 10 25 40 1 73
$100,000 or more 23 8 35 32 0 27
Are you currently married?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Yes 26 7 29 37 1 78
No 20 19 27 32 2 22
Gender by marital status
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Married men 26 9 28 35 0 41
Married women 25 5 29 38 1 37
Non-married men 17 24 23 34 1 12
Non-married women 24 13 31 30 2 10
No matter how you voted today, do you usually think of yourself as a:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Democrat 14 16 21 41 2 5
Republican 27 6 29 38 1 68
Independent or something else 19 16 25 38 2 27
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Very liberal - - - - - 2
Somewhat liberal 24 23 22 25 3 5
Moderate 19 13 37 29 0 21
Somewhat conservative 23 8 35 33 2 32
Very conservative 27 6 18 48 1 41
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Very conservative 27 6 18 48 1 41
Somewhat conservative 23 8 35 33 2 32
Moderate or liberal 21 15 33 28 1 27
On most political matters, do you consider yourself:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Conservative 25 6 25 42 1 73
Moderate or liberal 21 15 33 28 1 27
How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Strongly support 32 6 21 40 0 32
Somewhat support 24 7 29 37 1 29
Neutral 20 11 28 39 1 25
Somewhat oppose 7 11 50 28 4 4
Strongly oppose 10 20 34 29 2 6
How do you feel about the Tea Party movement?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Support 28 7 25 39 1 62
Neutral 20 11 28 39 1 25
Oppose 8 16 41 29 3 10
Would you describe yourself as a born-again or evangelical Christian?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Yes 25 7 24 43 1 76
No 20 14 41 23 1 24
White evangelical or white born-again Christians
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
White evangelical or white born-again Christians 25 8 24 42 1 73
All others 20 13 39 26 1 27
Religion, combined Protestant and other Christian
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Protestant or other Christian 23 8 26 42 1 84
Catholic 18 9 35 36 1 9
Jewish - - - - - 0
Something else - - - - - 3
None - - - - - 4
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
A great deal 25 5 16 53 1 43
Somewhat 21 10 32 34 1 33
Not much 14 14 44 25 3 12
Not at all 25 12 39 21 0 11
How much does it matter to you that a candidate shares your religious beliefs?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
A great deal or somewhat 23 7 23 45 1 76
Not much or not at all 19 13 42 23 2 23
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Legal in all cases - - - - - 7
Legal in most cases 20 13 43 20 1 19
Illegal in most cases 29 7 28 34 1 41
Illegal in all cases 25 9 16 51 0 28
Which comes closest to your position? Abortion should be:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Legal 20 14 41 23 1 27
Illegal 27 8 23 41 1 69
Which ONE of these issues mattered most in deciding how you voted today?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Abortion 18 10 12 60 0 11
Federal budget deficit 26 11 33 29 1 32
The economy 25 8 31 34 1 50
Illegal immigration - - - - - 4
Which ONE of these candidate qualities mattered most in deciding how you voted today?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Can defeat Barack Obama 32 3 40 25 0 38
Is a true conservative 22 19 6 53 - 16
Has strong moral character 5 13 15 65 1 23
Has the right experience 35 9 42 10 2 20
Regardless of how you voted today, which ONE of these candidates do you think would be most likely to defeat Barack Obama in November?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Gingrich 75 4 3 17 2 21
Paul - - - - - 5
Romney 10 6 60 24 0 43
Santorum 3 2 1 92 0 25
Which kind of experience better prepares a candidate to serve effectively as president?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Working in government 34 8 16 41 1 34
Working in business 16 9 37 37 1 55
Which of these best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Enthusiastic - - - - - 1
Satisfied, but not enthusiastic - - - - - 8
Dissatisfied, but not angry 22 9 30 36 2 50
Angry 30 8 25 35 0 40
Which of these best describes your feelings about the way the federal government is working?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Enthusiastic or satisfied 17 14 32 33 1 9
Dissatisfied or angry 26 9 28 36 1 90
In the November presidential election, will you:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Definitely vote for the Republican 29 5 30 35 0 72
Probably vote for the Republican 17 12 23 46 2 16
Only vote for the Republican nominee if your candidate wins 12 42 26 16 2 8
Which best describes your vote today?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
I strongly favor my candidate 26 9 26 38 1 48
I like my candidate but with reservations 18 6 31 43 1 42
I dislike the other candidates 24 18 26 29 3 9
Do you think Newt Gingrich's positions on the issues are:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Too conservative 5 20 43 29 1 13
Not conservative enough 10 16 23 49 1 23
About right 34 3 23 38 1 56
Do you think Ron Paul's positions on the issues are:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Too conservative 23 3 36 37 1 24
Not conservative enough 27 1 23 47 1 33
About right 15 26 22 35 2 28
Do you think Mitt Romney's positions on the issues are:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Too conservative - - - - - 8
Not conservative enough 29 9 7 53 0 49
About right 11 4 61 22 2 37
Do you think Rick Santorum's positions on the issues are:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Too conservative 20 15 50 13 1 22
Not conservative enough 43 19 23 13 1 16
About right 17 3 17 63 1 54
Regardless of how you voted today, which ONE of these candidates do you think best understands the problems of average Americans?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Gingrich 65 1 11 21 2 28
Paul 9 48 20 21 0 17
Romney 4 1 89 6 0 18
Santorum 4 0 8 86 1 32
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Just today 30 12 26 30 1 11
In the last few days 29 9 32 27 0 16
In the last few weeks 14 6 29 49 2 27
Earlier this year 28 8 28 36 0 28
Before that 28 17 27 25 1 16
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Last few days 29 10 30 28 1 27
Earlier than that 23 9 28 38 1 71
When did you finally decide for whom to vote in the presidential primary?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
This year 24 8 29 38 1 82
Before that 28 17 27 25 1 16
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of gas prices?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
The most important factor - - - - - 8
One of several important factors 30 8 27 33 0 69
A minor factor 17 13 33 37 - 16
Not a factor at all - - - - - 5
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of gas prices?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Important 32 8 27 32 0 77
Not important 15 16 35 32 - 21
In your vote in today's presidential primary, how would you rate the importance of gas prices?
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
A factor 29 9 28 33 0 93
Not a factor - - - - - 5
Population of area:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
Over 500,000 23 11 33 33 0 18
50,000 to 500,000 21 11 29 37 2 11
Suburbs 23 7 27 40 1 33
10,000 to 50,000 22 10 32 33 2 9
Rural 26 9 24 39 1 29
Population of area:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
City over 50,000 22 11 32 34 1 30
Suburbs 23 7 27 40 1 33
Small city and rural 25 9 26 37 1 38
Geographic area:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum Uncommitted % Total
East 24 9 29 35 2 46
Nashville Area 24 9 29 37 0 21
Central 24 9 24 43 0 20
Memphis and West 23 8 28 42 0 13