"The 2016 campaign has started, we will be conducting multiple polls in the early primary states," said Doug Kaplan, President of Gravis a Political Consulting Firm
(PRWEB) January 15, 2015
Gravis Marketing, Inc., a political polling and market research firm located in Winter Springs, Florida, recently conducted a poll regarding the 2016 Presidential campaign in the state of Iowa. The poll's purpose involved determining which potential candidate Republican voters favored. It revealed that Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and 2012 Presidential candidate, led the field with 21% of the vote.
While Romney was the focus of 21% of the poll's responders, a full 18% still considered themselves to be largely undecided. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Mike Huckabee garnered 14%, 10% and 9% of the vote, respectively. Potential candidates like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio all had 8% of the vote or less.
When asked to give his take on the results of the poll, the President of Gravis Marketing, Doug Kaplan, said that even though he lost to Barack Obama in 2012 Romney has never left the minds of Republican voters. He was quoted as saying that "Romney's name recognition and the loyalty [that] Republicans have for their last nominee give him an opportunity that no one else has."
The poll itself was conducted from January 5th through 7th, 2015 using IVR technology. The results were also weighted by historical voting demographics and are presented with a margin of error of plus or minus 3%. The Iowa location for the poll is also significant, as the Iowa Caucuses take place on January 16, 2016.
Though Romney currently has a clear advantage over rivals - including Jeb Bush - the future of the GOP nomination remains uncertain. Jeb Bush is both the son of former President George H. W. Bush and the youngest brother of former President George W. Bush, which is a relationship that many Republican voters favor.
Though Paul Ryan maintained a full 5% of the poll and found himself tied with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, he recently announced on January 13 that he would not be running for President in 2016. Mitt Romney took to Facebook around the same time and issued a statement praising Ryan, who was famously the Vice Presidential candidate during Romney's campaign in 2012.
Information regarding the 2016 campaign was not the only data that was gleaned from the poll. When asked whether or not they approved or disapproved of the job performance of current President Barack Obama, 88% of respondents said that they did not. Only 7% approved of his performance, while 5% considered themselves to be unsure.
Demographically speaking, the largest portion of responders were of the Protestant religious affiliation at 51%, with Catholics coming in second at 22%. 30% of all respondents indicated that they had some level of college education, while 29% said that they had their Bachelors Degree. 41% of individuals who responded to the poll were in the 50-64 age group, while 34% were between the ages of 18 and 49 and 26% were over the age of 65 years old. 97% of the people who responded to the poll were not among the Hispanic population.
To find out more information about Gravis Marketing, Inc., please visit the company's official website at http://gravismarketing.com. Representatives from the company can also be contacted directly by calling toll free to 1-800-371-3129.