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The 2012 Pennsylvania Straw Poll Results
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Pennsylvania Straw Poll Key Points 337 Ballots collected from Friday morning through Saturday at 9:00 AM (189 Collected in 2011). Only Event Attendees could vote 40 PA Counties Represented (32 in 2010) 6 States Represented (PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY, VA)

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Straw Poll App (iPad) Introduction of the Straw Poll App Verifiable with Audit Capabilities Only Straw Poll to allow an E-Mail “Voting Receipt” Easy to Use, Safe & Secure Will be available in the Apple App Store

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Demographic Questions

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Registration Category
2011 2012 300

201
200

100

134
Individual

46 15
Sponsor

55 20
Exhibitor

6

20 14 7
Not Disclosed

0

Student

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Age
2011 2012 200

186

150

76 29
18-39

100

54 109
40-65

50

43
65+

6

12

0

Not Disclosed

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Gender
2011 2012 300

204

225

124 103
Male

150

75

78
Female

8

0

Not Disclosed

2

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Counties Represented
2011
Adams Allegheny Armstrong Beaver Berks Blair Bradford Bucks Butler Cambria Carbon Centre Chester Clarion Cumberland Dauphin Delaware Elk Erie Fayette Franklin Indiana Lackawanna Lancaster Lawrence Lebanon Lehigh Luzerne Lycoming Mercer Montgomery Northampton Northumberland Perry Philadelphia Schuylkill Snyder Tioga Union Warren Washington Westmoreland York

2012

0

13

25

38

50

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How would you classify your political ideology?
Traditionalist Fiscal Conservative Social Conservative Constitutionalist Paleoconservative Neoconservative Moderate Libertarian Liberal

6% 1% 10% 4% 2% 2% 30%

29%

16%

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How many times have you attended the PLC?
First Time Two - Five Six - Ten More Than Ten

11%

42%

47%

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Commonwealth Results

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Do you favor the job Gov. Corbett is doing?
Favor Oppose Unsure

24% 36%

39%

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Do you favor a Constitutional Convention for the Pennsylvania?
Favor Oppose Unsure

25% 36%

39%

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Should the size of the Pennsylvania Legislature Grow or Shrink?
Grow Shrink Stay the Same Unsure

23% 68% 6% 4%

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Are you satisfied the direction Pennsylvania is currently going?
Yes No Unsure

16%

27%

57%

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Senate Results

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If the Senate GOP Primary were held today, who would be your second choice?
Dave Christian Sam Rohrer Marc Scaringi Tom Smith Steve Welch Other Undecided

26 67 37 69 19 6 75 0 16 32 48 64 80

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If the Senate GOP Primary were held today, who would be your first choice?
Dave Christian Sam Rohrer Marc Scaringi Tom Smith Steve Welch Other Undecided

8 176 10 60 19 3 40 0 40 80 120 160 200

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Federal Results

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Important Issues facing the US in 2012:
Federal Reserve Bank Policy Government Spending Illegal Immigration Marrage Rights Right to Life Size of Government War on Terrorism Other

20 175 4 7 19 82 5 16 0 50 100 150 200

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How will the GOP perform in 2012:
Gain Seats & Win Presidency

229

Gain Seats & Lose Presidency

81

Lose Seats & Win Presidency

7

Lose Seats & Lose Presidency

9

0

60

120

180

240

300

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Do you favor or oppose the stationing of American Armed Forces in the Middle East:
19%

29%

52%

Favor Oppose Undecided

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Republican Nominee for President Last Choice
Newt Gingrich

55

Ron Paul

138

Mitt Romney

71

Rick Santorum

37

Other

16 0 30 60 90 120 150

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Republican Nominee for President Second Choice
Newt Gingrich

75

Ron Paul

45

Mitt Romney

84

Rick Santorum

85

Other

31 0 18 36 54 72 90

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Republican Nominee for President First Choice:
2
Newt Gingrich

35
23

Ron Paul

50
20

Mitt Romney

91
23

Rick Santorum

147
0

Other

5
0 30 60 90 120 150

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THANK YOU! The 2012 Pennsylvania Straw Poll was designed, conducted and calculated by Scott R. Davis of Pennsylvania Revolution. Scott R. Davis 717/884-9030 | @scottrdavis strawpoll@parevolution.com
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