Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Indiana 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen (R) Indiana 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Mitt Romney (R) 54% [51%] (48%) 
  • Barack Obama (D) 41% [35%] (42%)
  • Some other candidate 1% [3%] (5%)
  • Undecided 4% [11%] (5%)  
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney? 
  • Very favorable 30%
  • Somewhat favorable 28%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 16%
  • Very unfavorable 24%
How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president? 
  • Strongly approve 20%
  • Somewhat approve 24%
  • Somewhat disapprove 12%
  • Strongly disapprove 43%
Survey of 600 likely voters was conducted October 10-11, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.  Results from the poll conducted July 31 - August 1, 2012 are in square brackets.  Results from the poll conducted May 23-24, 2012 are in parentheses.
Inside the numbers: 
Ninety-one percent (91%) of likely voters in the Hoosier State say they are certain to vote in this election. Romney leads 54% to 42% among these voters.
Seventy-nine percent (79%) say they’ve already made up their minds how they will vote. Among these voters, it’s Romney 58%, Obama 42%.
Romney has the support of 90% of Indiana Republicans, while 85% of the state’s Democrats back the president. The GOP challenger leads by five among voters not affiliated with either of the major parties.
Fifty-five percent (55%) of Indiana voters trust Romney more when it comes to handling the economy, while 36% have more faith in the president. Romney leads 51% to 41% in terms of voter trust in the area of national security.
A plurality (48%) of all voters in the state think the economy will get better if Romney is elected and Republicans take full control of Congress. Only 31% expect an improved economy if Obama is reelected and Democrats are in charge of Congress. If Romney and the GOP win, 28% think the economy will get worse, but 48% believe that to be true if Obama and the Democrats come out on top.

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