Presentation on theme: " Kellyanne Conway. The straw poll was available to CPAC attendees from Wednesday, February 25 to Saturday, February 28. Participants could complete the."— Presentation transcript:
The straw poll was available to CPAC attendees from Wednesday, February 25 to Saturday, February 28. Participants could complete the straw poll through the official CPAC App on their mobile devices. In addition, a booth with six straw poll stations was available to participants at the event. Each attendee was assigned a unique, five digit PIN code with their registration materials. Respondents were required to enter this PIN Code to complete the straw poll, ensuring that only CPAC registrants could participate. N=3007 straw poll participants 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 2
4 Age UNDER 18 3% 18 TO 2547% 26 TO 4018% 41 TO 5515% 56 TO 6510% OVER 65 7% CPAC attendees from all 50 states participated in the straw poll.
Which of the following groups of issues are most important to you when deciding whom to support as the Republican nominee for President in 2016? 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 5
6 Which of these approaches to the health care law do you prefer: (ROTATED TOP-TO-BOTTOM AND BOTTOM-TO-TOP)
2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 7 Thinking about illegal immigration, which of the following views is closest to your own? 37%ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE DEPORTED BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES AND NOT ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP 27%ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO RETURN TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY BY ALLOWING THEM TO APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP WHEN THEY GET HOME 18%ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE U.S. LEGALLY AND APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP 11%ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE U.S. LEGALLY, BUT NOT ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP 7%DO NOT KNOW/CANNOT JUDGE
Do you agree or disagree that Congress should use its spending power to defund Obama’s executive amnesty on illegal immigration? 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 8 TOTAL VERY/ SOMEWHAT DISAGREE: 15%
Do you support or oppose the collection of phone data on U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency for the purpose of preventing terrorist attacks and tracking those who may have links to terrorism? 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 11 TOTAL VERY/ SOMEWHAT OPPOSE: 65%
2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 12 Which of the following statements most closely reflects your view on the legalization of marijuana?
2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 13 2-Point Abortion ID6-Point Abortion ID Do you consider yourself (ROTATED) pro-life or pro-choice on the issue of abortion? Which of the following statements best describes your own position on the issue of abortion? (ROTATED TOP-TO-BOTTOM AND BOTTOM-TO-TOP) 74% PRO-LIFE66% TOTAL PRO-LIFE (NET) 20% ABORTION SHOULD BE PROHIBITED IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES 18% ABORTION SHOULD BE LEGAL ONLY TO SAVE LIFE OF THE MOTHER 30% ABORTION SHOULD ONLY BE LEGAL IN CASES OF RAPE, INCEST OR TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER 18% PRO-CHOICE25% TOTAL PRO-CHOICE (NET) 15% ABORTION SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR ANY REASON, BUT NOT AFTER THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY 6% ABORTION SHOULD BE LEGAL FOR ANY REASON, BUT NOT AFTER THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF PREGNANCY 4% ABORTION SHOULD BE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME DURING A WOMAN’S PREGNANCY AND FOR ANY REASON
Thinking about the 2016 Republican field, which of the following stances do you consider a deal-breaker – meaning, you would not vote for a candidate who holds that position. (ACCEPTED MULTIPLE RESPONSES) 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 15
1. Hiring staff beyond their normal operations. 2. Telling donors, supporters or media that they are seriously considering a presidential run. 3. Accepting invitations to purely presidential forums in early primary states (ex. Iowa Freedom Summit) 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 17
FIRST BALLOTSECOND BALLOTCOMBO BALLOT RAND PAUL 26%16%42% SCOTT WALKER 21%19%40% TED CRUZ 12% 24% BEN CARSON 11% 22% JEB BUSH 8% 5%13% MARCO RUBIO 4% 7%11% DONALD TRUMP 4% 8% RICK SANTORUM 4% 8% CARLY FIORINA 3% 5% 8% CHRIS CHRISTIE 2% 3% 5% RICK PERRY 1% 3% 5% BOBBY JINDAL 1% 3% 4% 2015 CPAC Straw Poll: Results & Analysis 20