Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Minnesota 2012 Presidential Survey

Rasmussen (R) Minnesota 2012 Presidential Poll
  • Barack Obama 51%
  • Mitt Romney 46%
  • Some other candidate 1%
  • Undecided 1%
Among Independents
  • Mitt Romney 54%
  • Barack Obama 37%
Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Mitt Romney?
  • Very favorable 29%
  • Somewhat favorable 19%
  • Somewhat unfavorable 15%
  • Very unfavorable 34%
Favorable / Unfavorable {Net}
  • Mitt Romney 48% / 49% {-1%}
How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as president?
  • Strongly approve 32%
  • Somewhat approve 21%
  • Somewhat disapprove 10%
  • Strongly disapprove 35%
President Obama Job Approval 
  • Approve 53%
  • Disapprove 45%
Survey of 500 likely voters was conducted October 21, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.5 percentage points. 

Inside the numbers: 
Ninety percent (90%) of likely voters in the state are certain they will vote this election. Among those who are certain, the president receives 51% of the vote, while Romney picks up 47%. Eighty-six percent (86%) of Minnesota voters say they have already decided whom they will vote for. The president is ahead 52% to 48% among these voters.
Obama edges Romney 48% to 47% when it comes to which candidate voters in Minnesota trust more to handle the economy. When it comes to national security, the gap is a bit wider: 51% trust Obama more, while 44% place more faith in Romney.
Forty-three percent (43%) of voters in Minnesota believe that if the president is reelected and Democrats regain control of Congress, the U.S. economy will get better. The same number (44%), however, feel it will get worse. Similarly, 42% think economic conditions in the country will get better if Romney wins the presidency and the GOP gains control of Congress, but 43% say the economy will get worse.
Romney is ahead among men, while the president leads among women.

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