Conducted November 9, 2011
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* In thinking about the next Presidential election, suppose you had a choice between Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama. If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama?
2* suppose the Republicans nominate Newt Gingrich. If the 2012 election for President were held today would you vote for Republican Newt Gingrich or Democrat Barack Obama?
3* Suppose the Republicans nominate Herman Cain. If the 2012 election for President were held today would you vote for Republican Herman Cain or Democrat Barack Obama?
3* Which party to you trust more to handle the economy?
4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
5* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?
6* Looking back, were the bailouts of banks, auto companies, and insurance companies good for the United States or bad for the United States?
7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the Occupy Wall Street protesters?
8* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of the Tea Party?
9* How would you rate the job Jay Nixon has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing? 1954-3
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence