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Toplines - Election 2012 - July 18-19, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted July 16-17, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* In thinking about the 2012 Election for President of the United States, 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?

45% Romney

45% Obama

7% Some other candidate

3% Not sure

2* Okay suppose the Republicans nominate Sarah Palin. If the 2012 Election for President were held today would you vote for Republican Sarah Palin or Democrat Barack Obama?

42% Palin

48% Obama

7% Some other candidate

3% Not sure

3* If Sarah Palin loses the Republican nomination should she run for President as an independent candidate?

21% Yes

63% No

16% Not sure

4* In thinking about the 2012 Election for President of the United States, suppose you had a choice between Republican Mitt Romney, Democrat Barack Obama and Independent Sarah Palin. If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney, Democrat Barack Obama or Independent Sarah Palin?

33% Romney

44% Obama

16% Palin

3% Some other candidate

4% Not sure

5* Will Joe Biden be Barack Obama’s running mate in 2012?

31% Yes

31% No

38% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence