Saturday, May 23, 2015

Carson, Walker, Cruz top SRLC straw poll


SoonerPoll conducted the straw poll held at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this weekend, and here are the results:

  1. Ben Carson - 25.4%
  2. Scott Walker - 20.5%
  3. Ted Cruz - 16.6%
  4. Chris Christie - 5.3%
  5. Rick Perry - 5.0%
  6. Jeb Bush - 4.9%
  7. Rand Paul - 4.1%
  8. Marco Rubio - 4.1%
  9. Bobby Jindal - 4.1%
  10. Carly Fiorina - 2.7%
  11. Mike Huckabee - 2.7%
  12. Rick Santorum - 1.9%
  13. Donald Trump - 1.2%
  14. Mark Everson - 0.8%
  15. Lindsey Graham - 0.5%
  16. John Kasich - 0.2%
  17. Jim Gilmore - 0.0%
958 attendees cast ballots, with the bulk (713) coming from Oklahoma, followed by Texas (78) and Arkansas (58). 

I found some crosstabs here (pdf), which contain a lot of interesting information. Here are two of the other questions from the straw poll:


For these three issues, here are the leaders:

National Security: Walker and Carson (20.7%), Cruz (18.3%)
Economic: Walker (25.3%), Carson (15.5%), Cruz (15.2%)
Social: Carson (25.2%), Cruz (24.4%), Walker (18.1%)


Here are the leaders for each group:

Tea Party: Cruz (34.2%), Walker (22.6%), Carson (15.8%)
Libertarian: Paul (23.7%), Cruz (22.7%), Walker (18.6%)
Right-to-Life: Cruz (23.2%), Walker (19.2%), Carson (17.5%)
NRA/GOA: Cruz (22.8%), Walker (21.3%), Carson (15.3%)
FRC/CC: Walker (23.5%), Cruz (21.1%), Carson (20.6%)
Eagle Forum/CWA: Cruz (24.5%), Walker (22.7%), Carson (13.6%)
US Chamber: Walker (29.4%), Bush (17.6%), Perry (9.4%)
ATR: Walker (24.3%), Cruz (20.5%), Carson (17.6%)

Among Oklahoma voters, here are the top five:
  1. Walker - 23.3%
  2. Carson - 21.6%
  3. Cruz - 16.0%
  4. Christie - 6.2%
  5. Bush - 5.3%
Again, if you want to look through the crosstabs, here is the PDF link I found.

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