The vast majority of Republican voters say they will vote for the GOP presidential candidate — regardless of who he or she is, a new poll shows.
Eighty-three percent of likely Republican primary voters say they will vote for their party’s candidate even if their favorite doesn’t capture the party’s presidential nomination, say results of a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey released Friday.
Seven percent of the poll’s respondents say they will vote for President Obama if their favorite GOP candidate doesn’t win the primary, while five percent say they will go for a third-party candidate.
The survey also shows that 77 percent of likely GOP primary voters say all of their party’s presidential candidates would do a better job in the White House than Mr. Obama, while 14 percent disagree. Ten percent are undecided.
Among likely Republican primary voters who say they are tea party supporters, 92 percent say they will vote for the GOP candidate even if their favorite falls short of the nomination. Ninety-three percent of tea party supporters say any of the GOP candidates would make a better president than Mr. Obama.