HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

December 2015 (12-13-15 Release)

Study #15564 -- page 1
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 400 Republican Primary voters

Date: December 6-9, 2015

54 Male
46 Female

Study #15564
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.

The margin of error for 400 interviews among Republican Primary Voters is ±4.90%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+”, “^”, or “^^” all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.

Q19

And, if a Republican primary for president were being held today, which one of the following candidates
would you favor (RANDOMIZE :1-10)? (IF "NOT SURE," ASK:) Well, which way do you lean? (ACCEPT
ONLY ONE ANSWER.) (IF CHOICE, THEN ASK:) And, which of the following candidates would be your
second choice (RANDOMIZE REMAINING LIST FROM :1-10)?
FIRST CHOICE
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE

Donald Trump...............
Ted Cruz ......................
Marco Rubio .................
Ben Carson ..................
Jeb Bush ......................
Carly Fiorina .................
Mike Huckabee.............
Chris Christie ................
John Kasich ..................
Rand Paul ....................
Jim Gilmore ..................
Rick Santorum ..............
Bobby Jindal .................
Lindsey Graham ...........
George Pataki ..............
Scott Walker .................
Rick Perry .....................
Other (VOL) ...............
None (VOL) ...............
Not sure .....................

12/15^
27
22
15
11
7
5
3
3
2
2
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3

10/2529/15^
23
10
11
29
8
3
3
3
3
2
NA
NA
1
1
3

10/1518/15^
25
9
13
22
8
7
3
1
3
2
NA
NA
1
1
5

9/15^
21
5
11
20
7
11
2
3
6
3
1
1
NA
NA
1
2
6

7/15^
19
9
5
10
14
6
3
3
6
1
1
15
3
1
4

6/15^
1
4
14
11
22
2
9
4
1
7
NA
1
17
5
1
1

4/15^
NA
11
18
7
23
1
5
5
NA
11
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
14
2
3

^ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters who say they would vote in the
Republican Primary

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
December 2015 (12-13-15 Release)

Study #15564 -- page 2
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

COMBINED CHOICE
THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE

Ted Cruz ........................
Donald Trump ................
Marco Rubio ..................
Ben Carson....................
Jeb Bush........................
Carly Fiorina ..................
Chris Christie .................
Mike Huckabee ..............
Rand Paul ......................
John Kasich ...................
Jim Gilmore ...................
Rick Santorum ...............
Bobby Jindal ..................
Lindsey Graham ............
George Pataki................
Scott Walker ..................
Rick Perry ......................
Other (VOL) ................
None (VOL) ................
Not sure ......................

12/15^
40
39
33
28
12
11
9
7
5
5
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3
4

10/2529/15^
23
35
24
50
15
14
6
8
6
6
1
1
NA
NA
1
2
5

10/1518/15^
17
39
26
44
17
18
3
7
6
7
1
1
NA
NA
1
2
7

9/15^
11
31
26
35
19
28
5
8
6
8
3
1
NA
NA
3
7

7/15^
17
30
16
21
30
2
9
11
11
4
2
4
24
7
2
5

6/15^
11
4
34
19
40
3
10
18
16
1
NA
1
24
10
1
4

4/15^
18
NA
41
11
37
3
14
15
20
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
27
7
4

^ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters who say they would vote in the
Republican Primary

Q20

Now if you had to choose between ONLY the following candidates running for the Republican primary for
president, which one would you favor (RANDOMIZE :1-5)? (IF "NOT SURE," ASK:) Well, which way do you
lean? (ACCEPT ONLY ONE ANSWER.) ^

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY HIGHEST PERCENTAGE

Donald Trump ................................................
Ted Cruz ........................................................
Marco Rubio ..................................................
Ben Carson....................................................
Jeb Bush........................................................
None (VOL) ................................................
Not sure ......................................................

30
24
21
13
9
1
2

^ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters who
say they would vote in the Republican Primary