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Hot Air Presidential Survey Results

posted at 2:37 pm on December 2, 2011 by

For the second survey in a row, Newt Gingrich leads the pack with nearly 50% of the vote. Rick Perry has moved back into second place, coming in just ahead of Mitt Romney, who finishes third. Herman Cain has dropped from second place to fourth — this after Cain led the survey only four weeks ago. Rick Santorum surges into fifth, nearly quadrupling his vote total from two weeks ago. Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann round out the main group.

Over 7500 ballots were cast this round. The graph to date is below.

Jumping into the internals a bit, who do Cain voters say they’ll vote for if their candidate gets out? The top single vote getter turns out to be Gingrich. Top 5 are below.

And if Gingrich runs into trouble? Well, in terms of second picks that benefits…

One last chart that I think’s worth noting and I’ll get to the rest of the results. I was asked on Twitter several times yesterday why I included Palin in a survey question, now that she’s out. This is why:

Palin is still a player in this race especially among the grassroots, and so speculation about what Palin’s kind words mean for Santorum shouldn’t be taken lightly. Results follow:

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Thanks again Patrick. We need to get more gals and over 65 here. I feel alone here! It appears those here aren’t all that thrilled with mitt?

letget on December 2, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Thanks Patrick!

POP in lawn gnome Reagan just for old times sake 🙂

cmsinaz on December 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM

18-35 year-olds make up 15% of HA.


nickj116 on December 2, 2011 at 3:21 PM

18-35 year-olds make up 15% of HA.


nickj116 on December 2, 2011 at 3:21 PM

It’s lonely being a young conservative.

MadisonConservative on December 2, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Poor Mitt. 🙁

Punchenko on December 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM

HI fellow young conservative, MadisonConservative, you are not alone here.

Perry IS NOT DEAD!!! He Still has a chance of WINNING!!! All he has to do is be 2nd in Iowa then he can be the Anti-Newt candidate. Since he got 2nd place here in this poll he can become the Anti-Newt candidate.

Go Rick GO

BroncosRock on December 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Poor Palin.

oldyeller on December 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I like Rick because he want Congress to be part-time AGAIN. That is how the founding fathers want congress to be. They did not want Congress to be a full-time career because of the corruption it will bring.

If Rick wants to win, he has to create ads talking about having a part-time congress.

BroncosRock on December 2, 2011 at 3:46 PM

With the technology we have today, members of Congress do not have to be in D.C. for most of the year. They can live at home 3/4 of the year and still have a functioning congress.

BroncosRock on December 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM

After Congress is part-time then they can have a pay cut because they don’t have to pay for a 2nd home.

BroncosRock on December 2, 2011 at 3:50 PM

They can live at home 3/4 of the year and still have a functioning congress.

BroncosRock on December 2, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Heck, I’d vote for that all by itself.

The polls are starting to mean something. Will the one at the beginning of January be out before the caucuses?

cozmo on December 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM

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Allahpundit on December 2, 2011 at 9:05 PM

Poor Palin.

oldyeller on December 2, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Why poor Palin? She did great against Romney, smoked him. As a Palinista, that was a tough choice for me. I went with Newt but I think Sarah will play a huge role in Gingrich’s administration.

mike_NC9 on December 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM

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