Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finished second in the straw poll at CPAC, but he’s the frontrunner in another individual state poll. VoterGravity.com gave Breitbart a preview of its weekly GOP Presidential “flash” poll.
The latest survey, conducted last week in Georgia, asked 6,745 “Super Primary” GOP voters to select a candidate. Walker came out on top, with 26 percent. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who skipped CPAC, was second at 22 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was third at 17 percent.
“This continues a trend that we’ve been seeing in our previous polls in Ohio, North Carolina, and Iowa,” said Ned Ryun, founder and CEO of Voter Gravity. “Scott Walker has clearly established himself as a strong front runner.”
This poll includes only Americans who voted in the last four Georgia Republican primaries: 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. It’s unusual in that it involves such a large sample.
A surprise in the poll is the weakness of Sen. Rand Paul. The junior senator from Kentucky won at CPAC, but earned just four percent in the Voter Gravity Georgia poll. That puts him behind fourth place Dr. Ben Carson (11 percent) and “other” (nine percent).
“This is a poll of people who are 100 percent likely to vote in a primary for the GOP nominee,” Ryun explains. “So these Gravity ‘flash’ polls give a good snapshot of where the GOP race stands right now, less than a year from the Iowa caucuses.”
Voter Gravity plans to release a new tracking poll each week.