Conducted October 23, 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?
*NOTE: Results from surveys conducted prior to October 4, 2012 do not include leaners.
2* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the news. For each, please let me know you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.
3* Whom do you trust more to handle the economy….Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
4* Whom do you trust more to handle national security issues…Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
5* Whom do you trust more to handle energy policy….Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
6* 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?
7* 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?
8* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
9* Are economic conditions in the country 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?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence