National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted April 22-23, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* In covering prospective presidential candidates, is the media more interested in where they stand on the issues or in creating controversies about them?
2* What is more important to you when you vote – a candidate’s policies, his or her track record in office, the political party he or she represents or the prominent people who support the candidate?
3* What matters more when you vote – what a candidate says or what his or her supporters say?
4* Do most politicians keep their campaign promises?
5* When politicians break campaign promises, is it usually because they deliberately made a false promise to get elected or because of unforeseen events after they took office?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence