Thursday, November 08, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) Post-Election Survey

Rasmussen (R) Post-Election Poll

Did President Obama set the right tone for the future with his victory speech?
  • Yes, he did 46%
  • No, he did not 32%
  • Not sure 22%
Note: Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Democrats and a modest plurality (42%) of voters not affiliated with either party say the president set the right tone in his victory speech. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Republicans disagree. 

Thinking back on the presidential campaign did Paul Ryan help or hurt Mitt Romney’s chance of winning the election?
  • Help 36%
  • Hurt 31%
  • Had no impact 25%
Note: Sixty-three percent (63%) of Republicans think Ryan helped Romney’s chances, while 51% of Democrats say he hurt them. Unaffiliated voters see the Ryan pick as slightly more of a positive than a negative.

Over the past several years, have Republicans in Congress done a good job of representing Republican values? Or have Republicans in Congress lost touch with Republican voters from throughout the nation?
  • Done a good job representing GOP values 21%
  • Lost touch with Republican voters 61%
  • Undecided 17%
Note: Just 33% of GOP voters think Republicans in Congress have done a good job of representing their party’s values. Fifty-five percent (55%) believe Republicans in Congress have lost touch with the party’s voters throughout the nation.

Looking to the future, is it more important for the Republican Party to stand for what it believes in or to work with President Obama?
  • More important for GOP to work with President Obama 55%
  • More important for GOP to stand for what it believes in 39%
Note: Eighty-six percent (86%) of voters in the president’s party and 56% of unaffiliateds feel it is more important for the GOP to work with the president. But 79% of Republicans think the party should put what it stands for first.

Are you glad the presidential campaign is over?
  • Yes 91%
  • No 8%
National survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted November 7, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

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