Conducted October 28, 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* 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* 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.
4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
5* How would your own personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
6* 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?
7* 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