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This page is for the results of the 2012 Republican Primary.
Note:Candidates who had officially withdrawn by the time of the primary have a line through their name.

Large Straw Polls Edit

These votes occur early on in the primary and are non-binding.

Ames, Iowa Straw Poll Edit

  1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 4823, 28.55%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 4671, 27.65%
  3. Governor Tim Pawlenty 2293, 13.57%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 1657, 9.81%
  5. Businessman Herman Cain 1456, 8.62%
  6. Governor Rick Perry (Write in) 718, 3.62%
  7. Governor Mitt Romney (DNP) 567, 3.36%
  8. Speaker Newt Gingrich 385, 2.28%
  9. Governor Jon Huntsman (Did Not Participate) 69, 0.41%
  10. Congressman Thad McCotter 35, 0.21%

Orlando GOP Straw Poll Edit

  1. Businessman Herman Cain 37.1%
  2. Governor Rick Perry 15.4%
  3. Governor Mitt Romney 14.7%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 10.9%
  5. Congressman Ron Paul 10.4%
  6. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich 8.4%
  7. Governor John Huntsman 2.3%
  8. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (Did Not Participate) 1.5%

CPAC 2012 National Poll Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 38%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 31%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 15%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 11%

Caucuses Edit

  • These votes occur during mass meetings where Republicans choose delegates to represent their favorite candidates.

Iowa, January 3rd Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 24.6%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 24.5%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 21.4%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 13.3%
  5. Governor Rick Perry 10.3%
  6. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 5.0%
  7. Governor Jon Huntsman (Did Not Participate) .6%
  8. Businessman Herman Cain <.5%
  9. Governor Buddy Roemer (Did Not Participate) <.5%
  • Although it was previously believed that Romney won, a recount determined that Rick Santorum was the true victor.

Nevada, February 4th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 48%
  2. Speaker Newt Gingrich 23%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 19%
  4. Senator Rick Santourm 11%

Maine, February 4th-11th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 39%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 36%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 18%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 6%

Colorado, February 7th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 40.3%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 34.9%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 12.8%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 11.8%

Minnesota, February 7th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 44.9%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 27.1%
  3. Governor Mitt Romney 16.9%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.8%

Washington, March 3rd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 37.6%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 24.8%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 23.8%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.3%

Alaska, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 32.4%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 29.2%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 24%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 14.1%

Idaho, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 61.6%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 18.2%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 18.1%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 2.1%
  5. Governor Buddy Roemer 0% (17 votes total)

North Dakota, March 6th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 39.7%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 28.1%
  3. Governor Mitt Romney 23.7%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 8.5%

Wyoming, March 6th-10th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 44.1%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 27.5%
  3. Uncommitted 15.4%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 12.2%
  5. Speaker Newt Gingrich 0.5%

Kansas, March 10th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 51.2%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 20.9%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 14.4%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 12.6%
  5. Uncommitted 0.4%
  6. Businessman Herman Cain 0.1% (39 votes)
  7. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.1% (38 votes)
  8. Governor Rick Perry 0.1% (37 votes)
  9. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.1% (16 votes)

U.S. Virgin Islands, March 10th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 34.4%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 29.2%
  3. Uncommitted 25.8%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 6%
  5. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4.7%

Hawaii, March 13th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 45.4%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 25.3%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 18.3%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 11%

Missouri, March 17th Edit

Primaries Edit

  • In these votes, Republicans have a certain amount of time to vote for a candidate, and this vote directly affects the nomination.

New Hampshire, January 10th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 35.4%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 24.3%
  3. Governor Jon Huntsman 17.9%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.5%
  5. Senator Rick Santorum 9.5%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.6%
  7. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.4%
  8. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.1%
  9. Businessman Herman Cain 0.1%
  10. Governor Gary Johnson <0.1%

South Carolina, January 21st Edit

  1. Speaker Newt Gingrich 41%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 26%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 18%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 13%

Florida, January 31st Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney
  2. Speaker Newt Gingrich
  3. Senator Rick Santorum
  4. Congressman Ron Paul
  5. Governor Rick Perry
  6. Governor Jon Huntsman
  7. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
  8. Businessman Herman Cain

Missouri, February 7th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 55.2%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 25.3%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 12.2%
  • Note that Speaker Newt Gingrich did not file in time to appear on the ballot.

Arizona, February 28th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 47.3%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 26.6%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 16.2%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 8.4%

Michigan, February 28th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 41.1%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 37.9%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 11.6%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 6.5%

Georgia, March 6th Edit

  1. Speaker Newt Gingrich 47.2%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 25.9%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 19.6%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 6.6%
  5. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.2%
  6. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.2%
  7. Governor Rick Perry 0.2%
  8. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.1%
  9. Governor Gary Johnson 0.1%

Massachusetts, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 72.2%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 12%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 9.5%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4.6%
  5. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.6%
  6. No Preference 0.5%
  7. Governor Rick Perry 0.3%
  8. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.2%

Ohio, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 37.9%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 37.1%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 14.6%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 9.2%
  5. Governor Rick Perry 0.6%
  6. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.5%

Oklahoma, March 6th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 33.8%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 28%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 27.5%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 9.6%
  5. Governor Rick Perry 0.5%
  6. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.3%
  7. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.3%

Tennessee, March 6th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 37.2%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 28.1%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 23.9%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 9%
  5. Uncommitted 0.6%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.4%
  7. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.3%
  8. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.2%
  9. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.2%
  10. Governor Gary Johnson 0.1%

Vermont, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 39.8%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 25.5%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 23.7%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 8.2%
  5. Governor Jon Huntsman 2%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.9%

Virginia, March 6th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 59.5%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 40.5%
  • Note that no other candidates met Virginia's requirement to appear on the ballot. The others banded together to sue the state, but the courts turned them down.

Alabama, March 13th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 34.5%
  2. Speaker Newt Gingrich 29.3%
  3. Governor Mitt Romney 29.0%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 5.0%
  5. Uncommitted 1.5%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.3% (1,866 votes)
  7. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.3% (1,695 votes)
  8. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.2%

Mississippi, March 13th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 32.8%
  2. Speaker Newt Gingrich 31.2%
  3. Governor Mitt Romney 30.6%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 4.4%
  5. Governor Rick Perry 0.5%
  6. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.3%
  7. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.1% (409 votes)
  8. Governor Gary Johnson 0.1% (381 votes)

Illinois, March 20th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 46.7%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 35%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 9.3%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 8%
  5. Governor Rick Perry 0.6%
  6. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.4%
  7. Uncommitted 0% (Zero Votes)

Louisiana, March 24th Edit

  1. Senator Rick Santorum 49%
  2. Governor Mitt Romney 26.7%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 15.9%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 6.1%
  5. Governor Buddy Roemer 1.2%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.5%
  7. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.3%
  8. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.1% (242 votes)
  9. Mr. Randy Crow 0.1% (186 votes)

District of Columbia, April 3rd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 70.2%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 12.0%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.7%
  4. Governor Jon Huntsman 7%

Maryland, April 3rd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 49.2%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 28.9%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.9%
  4. Congressman Ron Paul 9.5%
  5. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.6%
  6. Governor Rick Perry 0.4% (1,041 votes)
  7. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.4% (858 votes)
  8. Homosexual Activist Fred Karger 0.1%

Wisconsin, April 3rd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 44.1%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 36.9%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 11.2%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 5.9%
  5. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.8%
  6. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.7%
  7. Uninstructed 0.5%

Connecticut, April 24th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 67.5%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 13.4%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 10.3%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 6.8%
  5. Uncommitted 2%

Delaware, April 24th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 56.5%
  2. Speaker Newt Gingrich 27.1%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 10.6%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 5.9%

New York, April 24th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 63.3%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 15.3%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 12.7%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 8.7%

Pennsylvania, April 24th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 58%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 18.3%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 13.2%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 10.5%

Rhode Island, April 24th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 63.2%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 23.9%
  3. Speaker Newt Gingrich 6.1%
  4. Senator Rick Santorum 5.7%
  5. Uncommitted 0.9%
  6. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.3%

Indiana, May 8th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 64.7%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 15.6%
  3. Other 13.3%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 6.4%

North Carolina, May 8th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 65.7%
  2. Other 15.6%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 11.1%
  4. <s>Speaker Newt Gingrich 7.6%

West Virginia, May 8th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 69.6%
  2. Other 13.1%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 11%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 6.3%

Nebraska, May 15th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 70.9%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 14%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 10%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 5.2%

Oregon, May 15th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 72.2%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 12.8%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 9.5%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingirch 5.5%

Arkansas, May 22nd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 68.3%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 13.4%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 13.3%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4.9%

Kentucky, May 22nd Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 66.8%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 12.5%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 8.9%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 5.9%
  5. Uncommitted 5.9%

Texas May 29th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 69%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 11.9%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 8%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4.7%
  5. Uncommitted 4.2%
  6. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann 0.9%
  7. Governor Jon Huntsman 0.7%
  8. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.3% (4,689 votes)
  9. Mr. John Davis 0.3% (4,675 votes)

California, June 5th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 79.6%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 10.2%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 5.2%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 3.8%
  5. Governor Buddy Roemer 0.7%
  6. Mr. Fred Karger 0.4%

Montana, June 5th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 68.4%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 14.4%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 8.9%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4.3%
  5. Uncommitted 4%

New Jersey, June 5th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 81.3%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 10.4%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 5.2%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 3.1%

New Mexico, June 5th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 73.3%
  2. Senator Rick Santorum 10.5%
  3. Congressman Ron Paul 10.3%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 5.8%

South Dakota, June 5th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 66.1%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 13%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 11.5%
  4. Uncommitted 5.4%
  5. Speaker Newt Gingrich 4%

Utah, June 26th Edit

  1. Governor Mitt Romney 93.6%
  2. Congressman Ron Paul 4.0%
  3. Senator Rick Santorum 1.5%
  4. Speaker Newt Gingrich 0.6%
  5. Mr. Fred Karger 0.4%

References Edit

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