A new Rasmussen snap poll of the Wisconsin Republican primary race conducted Wednesday shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead with the state is set to hold the vote Tuesday, April 3rd. Romney gets a near majority with 46 percent, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum sees 33, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is at eight and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich seven. The Ras numbers show Romney is considered the more elecatable choice in the general by Wisconsin Republicans:
Eighty-six percent (86%) of all likely GOP primary voters in the state think Romney is at least somewhat likely to defeat President Obama in the general election. Sixty-nine percent (69%) feel that way about Santorum. But those findings include 54% who say Romney is Very Likely to win versus just 26% who believe that of Santorum.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of likely Wisconsin primary voters think it’s more important to choose the candidate who has the best chance of beating Obama, while nearly as many (45%) think the emphasis should be on a candidate who best represents party values. Nationally and in most states surveyed to date, most voters put electability first.