Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Arizona 2012 Presidential Survey

  • Mitt Romney 54% (51%)
  • Barack Obama 41% (40%)
Among Independents
  • Mitt Romney 53%
  • Barack Obama 36%
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
  • Very favorable 28%
  • Somewhat favorable 28%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 23%
  • Very unfavorable 21%
How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president?
  • Strongly approve 24% (25%) [28%]
  • Somewhat approve 20% (21%) [13%]
  • Somewhat disapprove 10% (9%) [8%]
  • Strongly disapprove 45% (43%) [48%]
Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law?
  • Agree 34%
  • Disagree 42%
  • Undecided 23%
Note: Among voters who agree with the decision, 51% support Obama, while 46% favor Romney. Romney holds a sizable 66% to 30% advantage among those voters who disagree with the high court's ruling.

Is the federal government committed to enforcing immigration laws and reducing illegal immigration?
  • Yes, it is 34%
  • No, it is not 56%
Do the policies and practices of the federal government encourage people to enter the United States illegally?
  • Yes, they do 61%
  • No, they do not 30%
Does the current immigration situation make you angry, mildly frustrated, or is it just one of many issues you have an opinion about?
  • Angry 42%
  • Mildly frustrated 33%
  • Just one of many issues 23%
Note: Romney earns 86% of the vote from those who are angry; Obama picks up 56% support from those who are mildly frustrated and 76% from those who consider immigration policy just one issue out of many.

Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals, and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?
  • Agree 53%
  • Disagree 36%
Should English be the official language of the United States?
  • Yes, it should 80%
  • No, it should not 16%
Note: Romney is far ahead among voters who feel English should be the official language, while the much smaller group overwhelmingly supports Obama.

Should election ballots and other official government documents be printed in English only or should they be printed in both English and Spanish?
  • English only 64%
  • Both English and Spanish 34%
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted June 26, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted March 13, 2012 are in parentheses. Results from the poll conducted February 1, 2012 are in square brackets.

Inside the numbers:
Indicative of the importance of the immigration law in the state, 90% of Arizona voters say they have been following news stories about the law and the Supreme Court at least somewhat closely, with 54% who have been following them Very Closely. The overall number following these stories is much higher than the level found among voters nationwide.

Most white voters support Romney, while blacks heavily favor Obama. Among voters of other races, Obama holds a 58% to 41% advantage.

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