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12% Made Their Presidential Pick Within The Last Week

For most voters, their decision to vote for President Obama or Mitt Romney wasn’t a last-minute thing. But four percent (4%) of Likely U.S. Voters finally made up their minds on Election Day.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 70% made up their minds about how to vote more than a month ago, while another 18% decided within the last month.

But five percent (5%) decided within the last week and three percent (3%) within the last few days. Combined with the four percent (4%) who reached a final decision at the very last minute, this means 12% of voters decided whom to vote for in the last seven days of the race. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 6, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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