Conducted September 18, 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* Generally speaking, How would you rate your own personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
4* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?
5* 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.
6* 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?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence