There is some room for movement in the race – but not much. About four in 5 voters say theyhave made up their minds which candidate to support, but for about one in 10 the race is not yetover, as they say it’s too early and their minds could still change. Similar percentages of Obamaand Romney voters could change their minds.
Mind Made Up Whom to Support?
(Among leaned registered voters with a candidate choice)TotalObama VotersRomney VotersYes82%84%82%Too early141114Voters’ attention to the presidential campaign has not changed much since April, when MittRomney all but locked-up his party’s nomination. Now, 45% are paying a lot of attention,including slightly more Republicans (47%) than Democrats (42%). Attention to the campaignwas higher in August 2008.
Attention to the Campaign
(Among registered voters)Now4/20128/20088/2004 A lot45%43%51%48%Some34353641Not much/none20221211
The President’s Performance
The conventions will undoubtedly offer reviews, from both partisan sides, of the ObamaPresidency thus far. A slight majority of voters says that the Obama Presidency has broughtmore disappointment (55%) than satisfaction (45%).Democrats are satisfied, but more apt to be just
satisfied (53%) than
satisfied(29%). 18% of Democrats are disappointed.Most independents (58%) are disappointed. Republicans, perhaps unsurprisingly, are verymuch so.While most voters who are disappointed with the Obama presidency are not supporting Mr.Obama this fall, 14% still plan to vote for him.
Feelings About Obama Presidency So Far?
(Among registered voters) AllDemsRepsIndsVery satisfied13%29% 1% 8%Somewhat satisfied3253 734
Total Satisfied45%82% 8%42%
Somewhat disappointed21132624Very disappointed34 56634