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Polls and Data
A new poll from Bloomberg News show likely Iowa GOP caucusgoers split four ways between Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, but 60 percent of respondents also say they “could be persuaded” to another candidate.
Likely Republican caucusgoers sent a strong message to GOP presidential candidates in an Iowa AARP survey released Thursday, showing they’re strongly opposed to cuts to Social Security and Medicare and would much rather reduce military spending to address the federal deficit.
Perceived national frontrunner Mitt Romney’s religion could yet play an important role in whether he wins the GOP presidential nomination and defeats President Obama, political observers say.
A poll released by Latino Decisions — an organization that focuses on “states in which the Latino vote will play an important role in the 2012 elections” — shows that GOP presidential candidates have low recognition among Latino voters.
Residents of North Carolina, according to a new survey, oppose making marriage for gays and lesbians legal in their state, but also oppose a constitutional amendment that would ban it.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not only surging across the nation, but is leading the first-in-the-nation caucus state. A new poll by Rasmussen Reports indicates that Perry is now closing in on 30 percent support, with his nearest opponent more than 10 points behind.