Newt Gingrich 35%
Mitt Romney 29%
Ron Paul 15%
Rick Santorum 15%
*PPP surveyed 836 likely Republican primary voters on January 18th and 19th. The margin
of error for the survey is +/-3.4%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any
campaign or political organization. PPP surveys are conducted through automated
telephone interviews. PPP is a Democratic polling company, but polling expert Nate
Silver of the New York Times found that its surveys in 2010 actually exhibited a slight
bias toward Republican candidates.
Clemson University Poll
Newt Gingrich 32%
Mitt Romney 26%
Ron Paul 11%
Rick Santorum 9%
*Clemson University 2012 Palmetto Poll, a sample of 429 South Carolina GOP voters who indicated they plan to vote Saturday. The telephone poll was initiated Jan. 13 and recalibrated Jan. 18-19 to measure changing dynamics.