Poll: Palin Doubles Support, Trails Only Cain Among Iowa Conservatives
MAXWELL, Iowa - In just one week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has more than doubled her support among Iowa conservatives, according to a new poll by 2012 Iowa Report. Palin, who saw her support grow from 10% to 23.5%, now trails only Herman Cain among Iowa conservatives. Palin's significant one-week rise siphoned support away from Tea Party favorites Cain (down 5.3 percentage points) and Michele Bachmann (down 2.2 percentage points). And while one-fourth of Iowa conservatives remain unwilling to even guess who might win the G.O.P. nomination, Palin's headline-grabbing "One Nation" bus tour has convinced nearly 19% of Iowans that she will likely win the nomination. This despite the fact that Palin is not yet even officially in the race.
Despite Palin's gains, Cain is still favored by 31.5% of Iowa conservatives and 36.4% of likely caucus goers, showing that he may have staying power in the Hawkeye State.
The 2012 Iowa Report Poll, a project of Grassfire Nation, is a special survey of Iowa conservatives conducted weekly to help measure where Iowa conservatives stand on the 2012 Republican presidential field. Go here to access full poll results.