Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Poll Watch: Foster McCollum White/Baydoun Consulting (D) Michigan 2012 Presidential Survey

FMW/Baydoun (D) Michigan 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Mitt Romney 47.68% (45.48%)
  • Barack Obama 43.88% (46.89%)
  • Another candidate 3.96% (3.56%)
  • Undecided 4.01% (4.07%) 
Republican nominee Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential nominee. Does the selection of Paul Ryan make you more or less likely to vote for Mitt Romney in the United States Presidential election?
  • More likely 36.11%
  • Less likely 27.90%
  • No difference 36.85%
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan has been selected as the Republican vice presidential nominee. Congressman Ryan has proposed federal budgets that drastically cut the federal deficit, cuts taxes on job creators and proposes the reform of Medicare and Social Security benefits. The Tea Party and business groups support Ryan’s budget as fiscally responsible, reducing the size and cost of unsustainable programs. Democrats, senior citizens groups and a number of economists oppose Ryan’s budget proposal c iting it gives the richest Americans a tax cut, privatizes Social Security and Medicare and will have a negative effect on the economy. Do you support Congressman Ryan’s budget plan for the federal government?
  • Support 47.99%
  • Oppose 45.01%
With the continuing violence in Syria, concerns about the recent election in Egypt and the continuing issues between Israel and Iran over Iran’s nuclear program, some politicians such as Arizona Senator John McCain have called for military action in Syria and Iran, President Obama and most Democrats have favored drone strikes, diplomacy and economic sanctions. Do you believe America should actively intervene in Middle East affairs?
  • Yes, with diplomatic and military actions 31.15%
  • Yes, with diplomatic efforts only 25.20%
  • Yes, with military action only 4.20%
  • Do not intervene 20.39%
  • Undecided 23.56%
Survey of 1,733 likely voters was conducted August 16, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 2.35 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted June 12, 2012 are in parentheses.

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