Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Pennsylvania 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen (R) Pennsylvania 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Barack Obama 47% (45%)
  • Mitt Romney 41% (44%)
  • Some other candidate 7%
  • Undecided 5%
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
  • Very favorable 20%
  • Somewhat favorable 26%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 25%
  • Very unfavorable 27%
How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president?
  • Strongly approve 28% (24%)
  • Somewhat approve 24% (21%)
  • Somewhat disapprove 7% (14%)
  • Strongly disapprove 40% (40%)
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted May 21, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted February 8-23, 2012 are in parentheses.
Inside the numbers:
The president holds a double-digit lead among female voters in the state, while he and Romney are tied among male voters. As is the case nationally and in other states, Obama leads among voters under 40, while their elders prefer the Republican.

Both candidates carry roughly three-out-of-four voters in their respective parties, but the president leads by 22 points among voters not affiliated with either of those parties.

Romney holds a modest lead among married voters, while Obama leads by a near two-to-one margin among those who are not married.

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