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Questions - Candidates and Supporters - April 22-23, 2012

77% Say Most Politicians Don’t Keep Campaign Promises
87% Think Media More Interested in Candidate Controversy Than in the Issues
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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