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Questions - Ohio Presidential Race - February 8, 2012

Ohio: Obama Leads Romney, Tied with Santorum
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Ohio Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted February 8, 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 next 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* Suppose the Republicans nominate Rick Santorum.  If the 2012 election for President were held today, would you vote for Republican Rick Santorum or Democrat Barack Obama?



3* Now I’m going to read you a short list of people in the news. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression.


Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum


4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?


5* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?


6* Looking back, were the bailouts of banks, auto companies, and insurance companies good for the United States or bad for the United States?


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