The biggest upcoming date on the Republican presidential election calendar is March 1, otherwise known as Super Tuesday or the SEC primary. That’s when the GOP will hold 12 nominating contests, the majority of them in the South.
There’s not a whole lot of reliable Super Tuesday polling data for either party, for two reasons. One is that pollsters have paid fairly little attention to any of the Super Tuesday states, instead focusing their resources on Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. The other is that Super Tuesday is 10 days away, and that’s a relative lifetime in the fast-moving world of primary campaigns. It’s too early to know with any degree of certainty, for instance, how Jeb Bush’s withdrawal from the race will impact polling going forward. (The conventional wisdom is that Marco Rubio will benefit most from Bush’s exit, but the degree to which it will make a difference remains to be seen.)
Some Super Tuesday states at least have relatively recent polling data. In others, there hasn’t been a single public poll since before the February 1 Iowa caucus. Having said all that, we can get at least a basic idea of the lay of the land in Super Tuesday states where there have been public polls over the past several weeks. We’ll take a look at data below for states in which there has been at least one public poll in February.
Super Tuesday Republican Polls
Alabama: News5/Strategy Poll
The latest News5/Strategy poll was conducted February 15. It has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
Arkansas: Talk Business/Hendrix College Poll
The latest Talk Business/Hendrix College poll was conducted February 4. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.
Georgia: WSB/Landmark Poll
The WSB TV poll was conducted February 4. The poll has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
Massachusetts: Emerson College Poll
Emerson College tweeted its latest Massachusetts poll results Sunday night. We’ll have a link to the full poll when it’s available.
Oklahoma: Sooner Poll
The latest Sooner poll was conducted February 6-9. It has a margin of error of 4.8 percentage points.
Texas: University of Texas & Texas Tribute Poll
The latest UT/TT poll was conducted February 12-19. It has a margin of error of 3.48 percentage points.
Virginia: Christopher Newport University Poll
Christopher Newport University conducted a Virginia GOP poll February 3-14. The poll has a margin of error of 5.6 percentage points.
Vermont: Vermont Public Radio Poll
The latest Vermont Public Radio poll was conducted February 3-17. It has a margin of error of 3.27 percentage points.