Friday, March 4, 2016

Survey Research Center Releases Results of Republican Presidential Primary Survey

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The University of New Orleans’ Survey Research Center conducted an automated telephone survey of active registered Republican voters in Louisiana on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. With Louisiana’s presidential primary approaching, the researchers constructed the survey because no polls on the state’s presidential primary have been released since last fall when Dr. Ben Carson was leading the GOP field.

The survey’s telephone calls were conducted on Wednesday with the anticipation of a thinning GOP field in the wake of the results from Super Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses. Dr. Ben Carson’s name was removed from the survey after he announced that he had no real path to victory.

The survey was conducted by Edward Chervenak, director of the Survey Research Center, and graduate research assistant Tony Licciardi. The sample for the survey was randomly selected from all active registered Republicans in the state. The respondent sample of 1,874 yields a 2.26 percent margin of error at a 95 percent level of confidence. The sample matches the gender, age, race and regional parameters from the voter file obtained from the Louisiana Secretary of State.

The survey was comprised of five questions/topics: Early Voting, Election Day Voting, Candidate Choice, Gender and Age.

Here are the results of the survey:

To view the full survey, click here

This survey is a departure from the Survey Research Center’s traditional live telephone polling. The center and its researchers seek to explore new and developing technology for data collection methods as they become available.

Since 1986, the UNO Survey Research Center has collected information about public opinions, beliefs and values on a wide range of social, economic and political issues. In that time, it has gained a reputation for accuracy and integrity in public opinion research.