New St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio Poll Keeps Romney on Top
The Republican presidential primary election is Tuesday, and a poll out today has Mitt Romney ahead of Rick Santorum by five points.
Another poll indicates that if Wisconsin voters cast ballots today, Mitt Romney would come out the winner in the Republican presidential primary.
Using a sample of 403 likely voters, the St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio survey shakes out like this:
- Mitt Romney: 37%
- Rick Santorum: 32%
- Ron Paul: 8%
- Newt Gingrich: 4%
- Other: 5%
- Undecided: 11%
- Refuse to answer: 2%
Voters were interviewed between March 24 to March 28 and the poll has a +/- 5 percent margin of error.
The St. Norbert-Wisconsin Public Radio poll also asked respondents their top reason(s) for supporting their candidate.
- Romney - Experience
- Santorum - Conservative
- Paul - Best ideas for controlling spending and financial policy
- Gingrich - Good ideas
Not surprisingly, voters who participated in the survey named jobs and the economy their number one concern. Healthcare and the budget, including the deficit, taxes and spending, round out the top three.
While Santorum led Romney by double digits late last month, March surveys by Marquette University, Rasmussen Reports and Public Policy Polling all have Romney atop the leaderboard, though his lead has gone from about 13 percent to seven percent and now sits at about five percent.
The newest figures from Public Policy Polling are expected Friday or Saturday.