Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Poll Watch: WPRI Rhode Island 2012 Presidential Survey

WPRI Rhode Island 2012 Presidential Poll 
  • Barack Obama 57% 
  • Mitt Romney 33% 
  • Undecided 7% 
Survey of 501 likely voters was conducted September 26-29, 2012 by Fleming & Associates. The margin of error is +/- 4.38 percentage points. 

Inside the numbers: 
Obama is winning 93% of Democrats, while Romney is winning 85% of Republicans. The two candidates are tied at 42% among independents, with 14% undecided. Romney is getting 39% of the vote in the 2nd Congressional District but just 27% in the 1st District.
The president's job performance is rated excellent or good by 52% of voters - up from 44% in February - while 45% rate his performance as fair or poor, improved from 55% in February. Obama's improvement is largely thanks to his 86% approval rating among Democrats; only 36% of independents and 13% of Republicans approve of the job he's doing.
Obama is doing much better in the 1st Congressional District, where he has a 58% approval rating, than in the 2nd Congressional District, where he gets only 47%.

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