Conducted October 7, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
*Please note that we split the survey to rotate the order of the candidates, so while half will hear the Republican first, the other half hears the Democrat mentioned first.
1* If the 2012 presidential election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama?
2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
3* I’m going to read you a short list of issues in the news. For each, please let me know which presidential candidate you trust more to handle that issue.
4* If President Obama is reelected and Democrats regain control of Congress, is the economy likely to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
5* If Mitt Romney is elected president and Republicans win control of Congress, is the economy likely to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
Generally speaking, How would you rate the
7* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?
8* How would you rate your personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
9* Are your personal finances getting better or worse?
10* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day. Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?
11* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president…do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
12* How would you rate the job Terry Branstad has been doing as governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence