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October 07, 2011


GOP Candidates Still Unknown

A Pew Research survey finds 54% of Americans are able to name at least one of the Republican presidential candidates unprompted. However, smaller percentages name the leading candidates than in previous Republican races.

Just 28% name Rick Perry and 27% name Mitt Romney. Interestingly, 30% could name Romney in a similar poll four years ago.

Alexander Burns: "The relatively low degree of familiarity with the Republican field means there's plenty of room for the candidates to define themselves and each other. It also adds some weight to the Democratic view that President Obama may fare better as his eventual opponent comes into sharper relief."












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