Republicans and Republican leaning independents remain historically undecided about who they would support in the presidential primary. From Gallup:

Gallup finds a fairly high degree of uncertainty, with roughly one in five Republicans not having a preference even after being read a list of the likely candidates. That is a higher percentage of “no opinion” responses than Gallup has found at comparable points in prior GOP nomination contests.

Percentage With No Opinion on Republican Presidential Nomination Preference (Gallup Closed-Ended Ballot), in June of 1979, 1987, 1995, 1999, 2007, and 2011

The Republican base doesn’t seem enamored with their options right now. On net, that is probably a good thing for Mitt Romney. It is unlikely Romney will spark a massive wave a grassroots outpouring for his primary campaign but as long as no other single candidate does, he should be able to maintain his fundraising and organizational advantage in the field.

Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at