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Rubio Surges Past Trump in Simulated New Hampshire Primary With RCV

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett on January 08, 2016
Rubio Surges Past Trump in Simulated New Hampshire Primary With RCV

The latest PPP survey of New Hampshire voters from early January shows marked gains for Marco Rubio, especially as a backup choice for voters who would pick a different candidate first. This means that in an RCV primary, Rubio’s support would grow as weaker candidates are eliminated, leaving him well positioned to earn a majority among Republican voters.

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National RCV Primary Would Leave Trump and Cruz in Dead Heat

Posted on What's New Andrew Douglas on December 23, 2015
National RCV Primary Would Leave Trump and Cruz in Dead Heat

Last week, we wrote about data from Public Policy Polling (PPP) that allowed us to simulate a ranked choice voting (RCV) Republican primary in New Hampshire, showing Donald Trump in a neck and neck race when head-to-head with Senator Marco Rubio, despite leading Rubio 28% to 11% in the first choice totals trumpeted by the media. This week, a new poll from PPP allows us to conduct a similar simulation, but this time with data from Republican voters nationwide.

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Simulated RCV Primary Shows How Trump Has Real Competition for GOP Majority

Posted on What's New Andrew Douglas on December 18, 2015
Simulated RCV Primary Shows How Trump Has Real Competition for GOP Majority

A recent poll by Public Policy Polling (PPP) on the state of the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary shows Donald Trump retaining a strong lead, but it also shows how a ranked choice voting (RCV) election would leave Trump in a neck and neck race with Senator Marco Rubio.

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Smart Ranked Choice Polling in the Presidential Race by PPP: New Poll Clarifies Nature of Donald Trump’s Support

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett on September 01, 2015

After a fiery first Republican Presidential Debate on August 6th, the GOP primary field has continued to shift and change, leaving many pollsters struggling to catch up. To the surprise of many observers, Donald Trump has continued his surge – but new polling techniques helps clarify the nature of his support.

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Second Choices Mean a Second Chance to Determine Real GOP Frontrunner

Posted on What's New Molly Rockett on July 24, 2015

It's time for pollsters to be more innovative in surveys of multi-candidate fields like the 2016 presidential nomination contest. A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey makes a good start in asking for second choices and reporting the totals for "pairings" of candidates. Doing so allow a simulation of ranked choice voting. 

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