Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey
  • Barack Obama 39% (41%) {42%} [44%]
  • Ron Paul 38% (37%) {34%} [35%]
  • Some other candidate 14%
  • Undecided 8%
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted August 15-16, 2011.  The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted June 26-27, 2011 are in parentheses.  Results from the poll conducted March 20-21, 2011 are in curly brackets. Results from the poll conducted between January 17-18, 2011 are in square brackets.
Inside the numbers:
Paul picks up 61% of the Republican vote, while 78% of Democrats fall in behind the president. Voters not affiliated with either of the major political parties prefer Paul by 10 points – 43% to 33%. 
Seventy-six percent (76%) of Tea Party members support Paul. Fifty-one percent (51%) of those who are not members of the grass roots smaller government movement opt for the president. 
Paul leads Obama by 11 points among male voters but loses female voters to the incumbent by a similar margin. Voters under 30 prefer the president, while Paul edges the incumbent in all other age groups. 
The president leads among voters who earn $60,000 or less a year, while the GOP candidate is ahead among those who make more.

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