Poll Finds Santorum Leading in Tennessee GOP Presidential Primary

An American Research Group, Inc. poll of Tennessee voters finds Rick Santorum — who has had no organized campaign going in the state — leads the three candidates who have had campaigns going at varying as a prelude to the March 6 presidential preference primary.
From the company’s website:
Rick Santorum leads the Tennessee Republican presidential primary with 34%. Santorum is followed by Mitt Romney with 27%, Newt Gingrich with 16%, and Ron Paul with 13%.
Santorum leads Romney 36% to 28% among self-identified Republicans, followed by Gingrich with 21% and Paul with 5%. Among self-identified independents and Democrats, Paul leads with 31%, followed by Santorum with 28%, Romney with 25%, and Gingrich with 3%.
Santorum leads Romney 33% to 26% among likely Republican primary voters saying they will definitely vote in the March 6 primary, followed by Gingrich with 18% and Paul with 13%. Santorum leads Romney 36% to 32% among those saying they will probably vote.
Santorum leads with 40% among likely Republican primary voters saying they are supporters of the Tea Party, followed by Gingrich with 21%, Romney with 17%, and Paul with 11%. Among likely primary voters saying they are not supporters of the Tea Party or are undecided about the Tea Party, Romney leads with 34%, followed by Santorum with 29%, Paul with 14%, and Gingrich with 12%.
Santorum leads Romney 30% to 23% among men, followed by Gingrich with 18% and Paul with 16%. Santorum leads Romney 37% to 31% among women, followed by Gingrich with 13% and Paul with 9%.

One thought on “Poll Finds Santorum Leading in Tennessee GOP Presidential Primary

  1. Eric Holcombe

    I guess those Tennessee Republican voters are truly clueless, because not a single one of them could get 100 of their friends to sign a petition so Santorum would have a single potential delegate in the primary.
    Seems awfully unorganized for the “tea party” if that’s really where 40% of their support lies. Forgetting to get your candidate on the ballot is kind of important…

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