Conducted October 17, 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* If the 2012 presidential election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mitt Romney or Democrat Barack Obama?
2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
3* Whom do you trust more to handle the economy….Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
4* Whom do you trust more to handle national security
issues…Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
5* Who better understands the issues of the middle class….Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
6* If you had to make the toughest decision of your life, who would you rather get advice from…Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
7* When looking at a choice between Obama and Romney, is it a choice you are excited about or will you simply be voting for the lesser of two evils?
8* Regardless of who you want to win, who do you think is most likely to win the presidential election this year…president Obama or Mitt Romney?
9* How would you rate your personal finances these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?
10* Are your personal finances getting better or worse?
11* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day. Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?
12* 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