Monday, December 19, 2011

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen 2012 Presidential Survey
  • Barack Obama 47% {45%} [45%]
  • Rick Santorum 37% {34%} [31%]
Survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted December 16-17, 2011.  The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted October 2-3, 2011 are in curly brackets.  Results from the poll conducted July 10-11, 2011 are in square brackets.  
Inside the numbers:
Obama holds a 49% to 32% advantage over Santorum among female voters, but the two men run nearly even among male voters.

Voters not affiliated with either major political party support the president 42% to 36%.

Santorum draws support from 67% of conservatives and 24% of moderates. Obama is favored by 90% of liberals and 50% of moderates.

The president leads Santorum among voters under the age of 40, while voters 50 and older favor the Republican.

Santorum, a Catholic and outspoken social conservative, captures 59% of the Evangelical Christian vote and 51% of Catholics. A plurality (45%) of other Protestants and 67% of voters of other faiths prefer the president.

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