Virginia Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted March 20, 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* 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* 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.
4* Generally speaking, How would you rate your own personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
5* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?
6* Is the United States currently in a recession?
7* As a nation, is America overtaxed?
8* Should any increase in federal taxes be approved by a vote of the American people?
9* Should any changes in Medicare or Social Security be approved by a vote of the American people?
10* Should health insurance companies be required by law to cover all government-approved contraceptives for women, without co-payments or other charges to the patient?
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, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence