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ELECTION 2012

  • Most Want GOP to Work With Obama, GOP Voters Disagree

    Most voters feel it’s more important for Republicans to work with President Obama than stand up for what their party believes in. GOP voters overwhelmingly disagree, even as their party’s congressional leaders reach out to Obama to make a budget deal.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the president set the right tone for the future with his victory speech Tuesday night. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree and think he did not set the right tone. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 7, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC . See methodology.

  • 12% Made Their Presidential Pick Within The Last Week

    For most voters, their decision to vote for President Obama or Mitt Romney wasn’t a last-minute thing. But four percent (4%) of Likely U.S. Voters finally made up their minds on Election Day.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% made up their minds about how to vote more than a month ago, while another 18% decided within the last month.

    But five percent (5%) decided within the last week and three percent (3%) within the last few days. Combined with the four percent (4%) who reached a final decision at the very last minute, this means 12% of voters decided whom to vote for in the last seven days of the race. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 6, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 56% Favor Eliminating the Electoral College

    After yesterday’s election, voters by better than two-to-one favor getting rid of the Electoral College.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters favor eliminating the Electoral College, while one-in-four (25%) are opposed. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 6, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Plurality Believes Both Campaigns Were Negative

    Voters think both presidential campaigns were more negative than positive this election cycle.

     The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Mitt Romney’s campaign has been generally negative, while 39% say the same of President Obama’s campaign. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 6, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Don’t See Much Difference in the Candidates

    Wonder why the presidential race is so close?

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll finds Mitt Romney with 49% support nationally to President Obama’s 48%.

    But consider these findings from a week’s worth of Rasmussen Reports surveys involving interviews with 7,000 Likely U.S. Voters. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 7,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 29-November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1 percentage point with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • New Hampshire Governor: Hassan (D) 50%, Lamontagne (R) 45%

    Democrat Maggie Hassan has pulled ahead of Republican Ovide Lamontagne on the eve of New Hampshire’s gubernatorial election.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters finds Hassan with 50% of the vote to Lamontagne’s 45%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    This New Hampshire survey of 750 Likely Voters was conducted on November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • New Hampshire: Obama 50%, Romney 48%

    President Obama has a two-point edge over Mitt Romney in New Hampshire just before Election Day. 

    The final Election 2012 Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters finds Obama with 50% support to Romney’s 48%.  Two percent (2%) are still undecided.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    This New Hampshire survey of 750 Likely Voters was conducted on November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 50%, Mandel (R) 48%

    The U.S. Senate race in Ohio remains a near-tie on the eve of Election Day.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown earning 50% and his Republican challenger Josh Mandel with 48% support. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) is still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is  conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Ohio: Romney 49%, Obama 49%

    The pivotal presidential state of Ohio remains all tied up on the eve of Election Day.

    The final Election 2012 Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Mitt Romney and President Obama each earning 49% support. One percent (1%) favors some other candidate in the race, and another one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is  conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Virginia Senate: Kaine (D) 49%, Allen (R) 47%

    Democrat Tim Kaine holds a two-point lead over Republican George Allen in the closing hours of Virginia's U.S. Senate race.

    The final Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters before Election Day shows Kaine with 49% of the vote to Allen’s 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Virginia was conducted on November 4, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.