Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poll Watch: Bloomberg/Selzer & Co. 2012 Presidential Survey

Bloomberg/Selzer & Co. 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Barack Obama 53% (47%)
  • Mitt Romney 40% (47%)
(Among Obama Voters) Would you describe your support for Barack Obama as very strong, fairly strong, just somewhat strong, or not strong?
  • Very strong 51%
  • Fairly strong 25%
  • Just somewhat strong 18%
  • Not strong 6%
(Among Romney Voters) Would you describe your support for Mitt Romney as very strong, fairly strong, just somewhat strong, or not strong?
  • Very strong 35%
  • Fairly strong 27%
  • Just somewhat strong 26%
  • Not strong 12%
The candidates are both saying the other is out of touch with average Americans. Who do you think is more out of touch— Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?
  • Mitt Romney 55%
  • Barack Obama 36%
Which candidate do you think would be best— Barack Obama or Mitt Romney:

In understanding your problems and struggles
  • Barack Obama 55%
  • Mitt Romney 35%
In getting the economy going
  • Barack Obama 48%
  • Mitt Romney 43%
In dealing with world leaders
  • Barack Obama 57%
  • Mitt Romney 36%
In appearing regularly on your TV or computer screen for the next four years
  • Barack Obama 54%
  • Mitt Romney 34%
As a seatmate on a long airline flight
  • Barack Obama 57%
  • Mitt Romney 31%
President Obama announced that the U.S. would halt the deportation of some illegal immigrants if they came here before age 16, have been in the country for five years, have no criminal record, are in school or have a high school diploma or have been honorably discharged from the military. Do you agree or disagree with this new policy?
  • Agree 64%
  • Disagree 30%
Which of the following would you say is the most important qualification in Mitt Romney’s resume?
  • His experience as governor of Massachusetts 41%
  • His business experience with Bain Capital 34%
  • His leadership of the Olympics 8%
  • None of these (Vol) 11%
Do you think Mitt Romney’s background as a private equity executive does or does not make him better prepared to create jobs as president?
  • Does make him better prepared 45%
  • Does not make him better prepared 49%
Do you think it is a good idea or bad idea to elect a corporate CEO as president?
  • Good idea 44%
  • Bad idea 40%
Survey of 734 likely voters was conducted June 15-18, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3.6 percentage points. Results from the poll conducted March 8-11, 2012 are in parentheses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I take it the parenthetical numbers (47 each) are the results before the affirmative action bonus (6) and the old honkie penalty (7).