Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey
  • Barack Obama 43% (44%) {44%} [39%] (41%) {42%} [44%]
  • Ron Paul 35% (35%) {34%} [38%] (37%) {34%} [35%]
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted December 10-11, 2011.  The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted October 28-29, 2011 are in parentheses.  Results from the poll conducted September 24-25, 2011 are in curly brackets.  Results from the poll conducted August 15-16, 2011 are in square brackets.  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 is favored by 59% of Republicans, while the president has the support of 80% of Democrats. Voters not affiliated with either political party are evenly divided, but nearly one-out-of-three (32%) of these voters like some other candidate or are undecided.

Obama holds a 10-point lead over Paul among women. Men break even between the candidates. Voters under the age of 40 strongly prefer the president, while older voters are more narrowly divided.

Eighty percent (80%) of liberals and a plurality (49%) of moderates support Obama. Paul earns support from 58% of conservatives.
Paul leads Obama by 12 points among military veterans, but Obama beats Paul by the same margin among those who have not served in the military.

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