Monday, September 17, 2012

Poll Watch: SurveyUSA/Courier-Journal Kentucky 2012 Presidential Survey

SurveyUSA/Courier-Journal Kentucky 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Mitt Romney 53%
  • Barack Obama 39%
  • Other 3%
  • Undecided 5%
Among Men
  • Mitt Romney 54%
  • Barack Obama 38%
Among Women
  • Mitt Romney 51%
  • Barack Obama 41%
Survey of 606 likely Kentucky voters was conducted September 11-13, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.1 percentage points.
Inside the numbers: 
The poll found that 24 percent of Democrats said they will cross party lines and vote for Romney while only 6 percent of Republicans said they will back Obama.

When Romney voters were asked if they were voting more “for” Romney or “against” Obama, 57 percent said they were voting more against Obama.

In comparison, 82 percent of Obama backers said they were voting more for Obama than against Romney.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of respondents said they disapprove of the job Obama is doing, while 38 percent said they approve.

When asked who can do a better job handling the federal deficit, 49 percent said Romney and 36 percent Obama. When asked who has the better economic plan, 50 percent said Romney and 36 percent Obama.

The best news in the poll for Obama came when people were asked who is more in touch with average working people — Obama got 44 percent to Romney’s 41 percent.

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