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47% See Better Economy With Romney, 35% With Obama

Monday, October 22, 2012

More voters than ever think the economy will get better if Mitt Romney is elected president. Nearly as many expect the economy to get worse if President Obama is reelected.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that if Romney is elected president and the Republicans win control of Congress, the economy will get better. Thirty-two percent (32%) think it will get worse under Romney. If Obama is reelected and the Democrats regain control of Congress, 35% think the economy will improve, while 42% say it will get worse.

Roughly one-in-five voters think the economy will stay about the same, no matter which man is elected president. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 17-18, 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.

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