Conducted August 1, 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* In thinking about the 2012 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* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
3* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
4* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?
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?
6* 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?
7* Generally speaking, who does the most to create jobs and economic growth - entrepreneurs who start small businesses, big business, state and local government programs or federal government programs?
8* Who provides a more valuable service to the community—small businesses, big business, state and local governments or the federal government?
9* Are people who start small businesses primarily responsible for the success or failure of their businesses?
10* Compared to other workers, do small business owners work harder, not as hard or about the same as a typical worker?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence