Poll: 2012 a contest of ideas, decided by Tea Party

New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation Republican presidential primary will be a contest of ideas decided largely by voters sympathetic to the Tea Party, according to a new survey by Magellan Strategies on behalf of NH Journal.

A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) say they support the goals of the Tea Party either all of the time or most of the time. Thirty-nine percent say they support the Tea Party’s goals only some or none of the time.

Thirty-nine percent of respondents, a plurality, say the candidates’ ideas and vision for the future are the most important factors in making their decision about whom to support in the Republican primary. Twenty-two percent said experience in business was most important. Eighteen percent said overall life experiences.

READ MORE ABOUT NH JOURNAL’S LATEST MAGELLAN POLL

Magellan NH 2012 GOP Presidential Primary Election Survey Topline Results 032411

Author: Staff Reporter

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  • Anonymous

    Wonder how this affects Mitt’s marketing transformation campaign. Maybe he’ll dress up as the Salada Man. Now that’s alada Mitt Romney for New Hampshire to swallow!®

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