Presidential endorsements of Cain, Trump, Bush and others - Jan. 5-8 Post-Pew poll

In this poll:

Republican candidates looking for any conceivable advantage in their party's nominating contest may welcome an endorsement from former president George W. Bush, but may be better off avoiding a nod from former rivals such as including Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.

Poll Questions

Q: If you heard that your local newspaper was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that your minister, priest or rabbi was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that the governor of your state was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that Donald Trump was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that John McCain was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that Michele Bachmann was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that Sarah Palin was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that George W. Bush was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

Q: If you heard that Herman Cain was supporting a presidential candidate, would you be more likely to vote for that candidate, less likely to vote for that candidate or wouldn't it make any difference?

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