Friday, August 05, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey

Regardless of how you plan to vote, how likely is it that Barack Obama will be re-elected in 2012?
  • Very likely 26%
  • Somewhat likely 28%
  • Not very likely 22%
  • Not at all likely 18%
Suppose that the president calls for a balanced approach to deficit reduction and insists that half the reduction comes from increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Would that help or hurt his chances for re-election?
  • Help 41%
  • Hurt 38%
  • No impact 11%
National survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted August 3-4, 2011. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

Inside the numbers:
Predictably, most Democrats (83%) think the president is likely to be reelected, while the majority (68%) of Republicans don’t. But voters not affiliated with either major party – by a 52% to 41% margin – also think Obama’s releection is likely. 
Younger voters are more confident than their elders in the likelihood of the president’s reelection. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of black voters think the president is likely to win a second term, a view shared by 49% of whites and 48% of those of other races.

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