Interviews with 1,022 adult Americans conducted by telephone

by ORC International on September 7-9, 2012. The margin of
sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or
minus 3 percentage points.
The sample also includes 875 interviews among registered voters
(plus or minus 3.5 percentage points) and 709 interviews among
likely voters (plus or minus 3.5 percentage points).
The sample includes 765 interviews among landline respondents
and 257 interviews among cell phone respondents.

FOR RELEASE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 4 PM

POLL 10

-1-

September 7-9, 2012

1.

Suppose that the presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between Barack
Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates, and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the
Republican Party's candidates. Who would you be more likely to vote for -- Barack Obama and Joe
Biden, the Democrats, or Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Republicans? (IF UNSURE:) As of
today, who do you lean more toward?

Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Aug. 7-8, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
February 10-13, 2012
January 11-12, 2012
December 16-18, 2011
Nov. 11-13, 2011
Sept. 23-25, 2011
Aug. 5-7, 2011
Apr. 29-May 1, 2011
Oct. 27-30, 2010
Apr. 9-11, 2010

Obama/
Biden

Romney/
Ryan

Neither
(vol.)

Other
(vol.)

No
Opinion

52%

46%

2%

*

1%

48%
49%

48%
47%

2%
2%

*
*

1%
2%

53%

45%

2%

*

1%

52%
52%
52%
49%
49%
52%
54%
51%
47%
52%
47%
49%
49%
54%
45%
53%

45%
43%
45%
46%
46%
43%
43%
46%
48%
45%
51%
48%
48%
43%
50%
45%

2%
3%
3%
3%
4%
5%
3%
2%
3%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
3%
1%

1%
1%
*
1%
1%
1%
*
*
1%
1%
*
1%
*
1%
*
*

1%
1%
1%
*
*
1%
*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
1%
*

QUESTION WORDING BEFORE APRIL, 2012: " If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's
candidate, who would you be more likely to vote for -- Obama, the Democrat, or Romney, the Republican? (IF UNSURE:) As of today, who do you lean more
toward?"
QUESTION WORDING APRIL, 2012 TO AUGUST 8, 2012: "Suppose that the presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between
Barack Obama as the Democratic Party's candidate, and Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's candidate. Who would you be more likely to vote for -- Barack
Obama, the Democrat, or Mitt Romney, the Republican? (IF UNSURE:) As of today, who do you lean more toward?”

POLL 10

-2-

September 7-9, 2012

BASED ON 351 LIKELY VOTERS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR OBAMA -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5 PERCENTAGE PTS.
BASED ON 441 REGISTERED VOTERS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR OBAMA -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5 PERCENTAGE PTS.

2a.

(ASKED OF OBAMA VOTERS) Is that more a vote FOR Barack Obama or more a vote
AGAINST Mitt Romney?
Vote for Obama

Vote against Romney

No Opinion

Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

74%

23%

3%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

69%

28%

3%

77%

21%

2%

April 13-15, 2012

BASED ON 340 LIKELY VOTERS WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5.5 PERCENTAGE PTS.
BASED ON 409 REGISTERED WHO PLAN TO VOTE FOR ROMNEY -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5 PERCENTAGE PTS.

2b.

(ASKED OF ROMNEY VOTERS) Is that more a vote FOR Mitt Romney or more a vote
AGAINST Barack Obama?
Vote for Romney

Vote against Obama

No Opinion

Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

48%

47%

5%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

48%

47%

4%

34%

65%

2%

April 13-15, 2012

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP AND GALLUP TRENDS

Sept. 3-5, 2004 (Registered voters)
Bush Voters
Kerry Voters
Oct. 8-11, 1999 (All adults)
Bush Voters
Gore Voters
June 4-5, 1999 (All adults)
Bush Voters
Gore Voters
June 12-14, 1992 (Registered voters)
Bush Voters
Clinton Voters
Perot Voters
Oct. 26-29, 1984 (All adults)
Reagan Voters
Mondale Voters
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 1984 (All adults)
Reagan Voters
Mondale Voters
July 27-30, 1984 (All adults)
Reagan Voters
Mondale Voters

POLL 10

For my
candidate

Against his
opponent

No
opinion

80%
41%

17%
55%

3%
4%

53%
61%

45%
36%

2%
3%

51%
62%

43%
34%

6%
4%

68%
50%
46%

28%
46%
46%

4%
4%
8%

75%
47%

18%
43%

7%
9%

76%
44%

19%
53%

5%
4%

80%
49%

15%
47%

5%
4%

-3-

September 7-9, 2012

3.

How enthusiastic would you say you are about voting for president in November -- extremely
enthusiastic, very enthusiastic, somewhat enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not at all
enthusiastic?
Extremely
enthusiastic

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
Mar. 24-25, 2012
Feb. 10-13, 2012
Jan. 11-12, 2012
Oct. 14-16, 2011
June 3-7, 2011
March 11-13, 2011
Oct. 5-7, 2010*
Sept. 21-23, 2010*
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2008
Oct. 17-19, 2008
Sept. 5-7, 2008
June 23-24, 2007
Oct. 14-16 2004
Sept. 3-5 2004
Oct. 24-26 2003

POLL 10

30%
32%
31%
28%
24%
22%
24%
28%
29%
28%
20%
23%
37%
34%
30%
26%
36%
32%
19%

Very
Somewhat
Not too
Not at all
No
enthusiastic enthusiastic enthusiastic enthusiastic opinion
27%
25%
27%
25%
23%
26%
27%
23%
25%
30%
22%
17%
32%
24%
30%
28%
34%
32%
34%

22%
20%
23%
25%
29%
26%
27%
28%
25%
24%
30%
31%
16%
23%
23%
27%
17%
23%
31%

-4-

15%
11%
10%
13%
11%
13%
10%
9%
10%
11%
16%
17%
7%
11%
11%
13%
8%
9%
11%

6%
11%
9%
9%
12%
13%
12%
12%
10%
7%
12%
12%
8%
8%
6%
6%
4%
4%
4%

*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1%
*
1%

September 7-9, 2012

BASED ON 441 REGISTERED DEMOCRATS -- (SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5% PTS.);
BASED ON 397 REGISTERED REPUBLICANS -- (SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5% PTS.)
3.

How enthusiastic would you say you are about voting for president in November -- extremely
enthusiastic, very enthusiastic, somewhat enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not at all
enthusiastic?
Extremely
enthusiastic

Very
Somewhat
Not too
Not at all
No
enthusiastic enthusiastic enthusiastic enthusiastic opinion

Registered Democrats
Sept. 7-9, 2012

30%

29%

23%

13%

6%

*

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
Mar. 24-25, 2012
Feb. 10-13, 2012
Jan. 11-12, 2012
Oct. 14-16, 2011
June 3-7, 2011
March 11-13, 2011
Oct. 5-7, 2010*
Sept. 21-23, 2010*
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2008
Oct. 17-19, 2008
Sept. 5-7, 2008
June 23-24, 2007
Oct. 14-16 2004
Sept. 3-5 2004
Oct. 24-26 2003

32%
29%
27%
25%
20%
21%
21%
26%
26%
13%
16%
45%
45%
36%
28%
38%
31%
19%

24%
29%
32%
21%
29%
28%
22%
29%
30%
21%
14%
34%
23%
30%
32%
27%
26%
29%

23%
24%
26%
33%
27%
31%
34%
29%
27%
35%
36%
13%
20%
21%
27%
19%
23%
31%

9%
11%
9%
10%
11%
10%
10%
9%
12%
18%
19%
4%
7%
6%
9%
8%
10%
16%

12%
6%
6%
10%
12%
9%
12%
6%
5%
12%
15%
3%
5%
6%
4%
7%
10%
5%

*
1%
*
*
*
1%
*
2%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1%
*
*

Registered Republicans
Sept. 7-9, 2012

32%

25%

19%

17%

7%

*

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
Mar. 24-25, 2012
Feb. 10-13, 2012
Jan. 11-12, 2012
Oct. 14-16, 2011
June 3-7, 2011
March 11-13, 2011
Oct. 5-7, 2010*
Sept. 21-23, 2010*
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2008
Oct. 17-19, 2008
Sept. 5-7, 2008
June 23-24, 2007
Oct. 14-16 2004
Sept. 3-5 2004
Oct. 24-26 2003

35%
35%
31%
25%
26%
26%
38%
38%
33%
29%
31%
28%
24%
26%
27%
35%
31%
19%

27%
26%
20%
27%
25%
28%
26%
23%
31%
25%
22%
32%
26%
28%
25%
42%
39%
39%

17%
22%
24%
25%
25%
25%
20%
18%
19%
25%
27%
19%
27%
26%
27%
15%
21%
32%

12%
8%
15%
13%
15%
12%
7%
10%
10%
13%
13%
9%
12%
15%
16%
6%
6%
7%

8%
10%
9%
11%
10%
9%
9%
10%
6%
8%
7%
12%
10%
4%
6%
2%
3%
2%

1%
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1%

*QUESTION WORDING: How enthusiastic would you say you are about voting for Congress this year -- extremely enthusiastic, very enthusiastic, somewhat
enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not at all enthusiastic?

POLL 10

-5-

September 7-9, 2012

4.

Now suppose that the presidential candidates on the ballot in your state included Barack Obama as
the Democratic Party's candidate, Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate, Gary Johnson as the
Libertarian party candidate, and Jill Stein as the Green party candidate, who would you be more
likely to vote for? (RANDOM ORDER)
Obama

Romney

Johnson

Stein

None
(vol.)

Other
(vol.)

No
Opinion

Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

51%

43%

3%

1%

1%

*

1%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

50%

41%

4%

2%

1%

*

*

POLL 10

-6-

September 7-9, 2012

6.We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you
have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. (RANDOM
ORDER)
Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
heard of

No
opinion

Barack Obama
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
August 22-23, 2012

57%
51%
52%

42%
48%
47%

*
*
*

1%
1%
1%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
August 22-23, 2012
August 7-8, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
February 10-13, 2012
January 11-12, 2012

57%
54%
54%
55%
54%
53%
55%
55%
51%
48%

41%
44%
44%
44%
45%
46%
43%
44%
47%
50%

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

1%
2%
2%
2%
1%
2%
1%
1%
1%
1%

Mitt Romney
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
August 22-23, 2012

48%
53%
50%

47%
43%
46%

*
1%
1%

4%
4%
2%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
August 22-23, 2012
August 7-8, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
February 10-13, 2012
January 11-12, 2012

47%
49%
48%
48%
49%
51%
46%
39%
36%
44%

48%
43%
46%
47%
42%
41%
44%
49%
54%
43%

*
1%
2%
1%
3%
2%
5%
3%
4%
6%

4%
8%
4%
4%
5%
5%
5%
9%
7%
7%

TRENDS CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE

POLL 10

-7-

September 7-9, 2012

Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
heard of

No
opinion

Barack Obama
All Americans
August 7-8, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
February 10-13, 2012
January 11-12, 2012
September 23-25, 2011
January 14-16, 2011
October 27-30, 2010
September 1-2, 2010
April 9-11, 2010
December 16-20, 2009
October 16-18, 2009
July 31-Aug. 3, 2009
April 23-26, 2009
January 12-15, 2009
December 1-2, 2008
November 6-9, 2008
October 17-19, 2008 (RV)
October 3-5, 2008 (RV)
Sept. 19-21, 2008 (RV)
Sept. 5-7, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 29-31, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 23-24, 2008 (RV)
July 27-29, 2008 (RV)
June 26-29, 2008 (RV)
April 28-30, 2008
February 1-3, 2008
January 9-10, 2008
September 7-9, 2007
June 23-24, 2007
March 9-11, 2007
November 3-5, 2006

56%
55%
56%
56%
56%
53%
49%
53%
56%
48%
53%
57%
58%
60%
64%
69%
78%
76%
75%
63%
62%
63%
60%
64%
60%
63%
63%
56%
58%
55%
49%
47%
44%
36%

42%
44%
42%
42%
42%
45%
49%
45%
42%
48%
45%
41%
40%
39%
34%
29%
17%
21%
22%
33%
36%
34%
34%
33%
36%
33%
32%
38%
31%
28%
27%
24%
21%
11%

*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
2%
6%
10%
14%
19%
37%

2%
1%
2%
2%
2%
1%
2%
2%
2%
3%
1%
2%
3%
1%
2%
2%
4%
3%
3%
3%
2%
3%
6%
2%
3%
4%
4%
5%
8%
11%
13%
15%
16%
16%

Mitt Romney
All Americans
August 7-8, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
February 10-13, 2012
January 11-12, 2012
November 11-13, 2011
June 3-7, 2011
April 29-May 1, 2011
October 27-30, 2010
April 9-11, 2010
October 16-18, 2009
May 14-17, 2009
July 27-29, 2008
February 1-3, 2008
January 9-10, 2008
September 7-9, 2007
June 22-24, 2007
March 9-11, 2007

47%
48%
48%
44%
37%
34%
43%
39%
39%
40%
36%
40%
36%
42%
41%
38%
31%
28%
27%
18%

48%
42%
42%
43%
49%
54%
42%
35%
29%
30%
29%
34%
26%
29%
32%
38%
39%
28%
23%
18%

2%
5%
4%
7%
5%
5%
8%
14%
17%
19%
18%
12%
17%
12%
13%
9%
11%
24%
26%
42%

4%
6%
7%
6%
9%
7%
7%
12%
15%
11%
17%
14%
20%
17%
13%
14%
19%
19%
24%
22%

*Wording Prior to Jan 2012: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
(RV) BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

POLL 10

-8-

September 7-9, 2012

6.

We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them. (RANDOM ORDER)

Michelle Obama
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
All Americans
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
September 23-25, 2011
September 1-2, 2010
December 16-20, 2009
October 16-18, 2009
July 31-Aug. 3, 2009
April 23-26, 2009
January 12-15, 2009
December 1-2, 2008
October 17-19, 2008
Aug. 23-24, 2008
June 26-29, 2008

Ann Romney
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
All Americans
May 29-31, 2012
April 13-15, 2012

POLL 10

Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
heard of

No
opinion

68%

28%

*

4%

69%

27%

*

4%

65%
71%
65%
62%
68%
64%
67%
73%
69%
67%
56%
50%
51%

27%
22%
28%
25%
19%
26%
22%
18%
16%
21%
30%
32%
28%

1%
*
*
1%
*
*
1%
1%
3%
1%
2%
2%
4%

7%
7%
6%
11%
13%
9%
9%
8%
12%
10%
12%
15%
17%

55%

26%

3%

16%

51%

27%

5%

17%

40%
41%

22%
20%

15%
20%

22%
19%

-9-

September 7-9, 2012

6.

We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them. (RANDOM ORDER)
FavorUnfavorNever
No
able
able
heard of
opinion
The Democratic Party
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
51%
43%
*
5%
August 22-23, 2012
47%
47%
*
6%
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
August 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012

52%
49%
44%
47%

43%
45%
48%
47%

*
*
*
1%

5%
6%
8%
6%

46%
48%
44%
47%
45%
46%
47%
46%
46%
44%
49%
46%
53%
52%
51%
58%
60%
62%
53%
51%
59%
52%
56%
55%
51%
51%
53%
56%

46%
45%
48%
47%
49%
48%
47%
48%
47%
49%
46%
46%
41%
39%
44%
36%
34%
31%
42%
40%
36%
40%
35%
34%
38%
34%
35%
39%

1%
1%
1%
*
1%
*
1%
1%
*
1%
1%
*
*
1%
*
*
*
1%
*
1%
*
1%
1%
2%
1%
1%
*
*

7%
6%
6%
6%
5%
7%
6%
5%
7%
6%
5%
8%
6%
8%
4%
5%
5%
6%
5%
8%
4%
7%
8%
8%
9%
13%
11%
5%

All Americans
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
September 23-25, 2011
August 5-7, 2011
July 18-20, 2011
March 11-13, 2011
December 17-19, 2010
November 11-14, 2010
October 27-30, 2010
September 1-2, 2010
April 9-11, 2010
January 22-24, 2010
October 16-18, 2009
July 31-Aug. 3, 2009
April 23-26, 2009
February 18-19, 2009
December 1-2, 2008
November 6-9, 2008
October 17-19, 2008 (RV)
Sept. 5-7, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 29-31, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 23-24, 2008 (RV)
April 28-30, 2008
January 9-10, 2008
June 22-24, 2007
March 9-11, 2007
November 3-5, 2006
September 22-24, 2006

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS
2005 Dec 16-18
2005 Oct 13-16
2005 Sep 8-11
2005 Jul 22-24
2005 Apr 1-2
2005 Feb 25-27
2005 Feb 4-6
2004 Sep 13-15
2004 Sep 3-5
2004 Aug 23-25*
2004 Jul 30-Aug 1
2004 Jul 19-21*
2004 Jan 29-Feb 1
2004 Jan 2-5
2003 Sep 8-10
2003 Mar 29-30
2003 Jan 3-5
2002 Dec 16-17
2002 Nov 8-10
2002 Oct 21-22
2002 Sep 5-8

Favor-able

Unfavor-able

Never heard of

46
52
47
52
50
52
46
49
50
54
55
48
59
47
49
49
52
52
48
58
56

45
36
41
38
42
41
47
45
41
36
37
41
34
44
45
39
36
37
42
30
38

*
2
1
1
*
1
*
-*
1
1
1
*
*
-1
1
1
0
*
0

*Asked of a half sample.
**Based on registered voters.

POLL 10

No
opinion
9
10
11
9
8
6
7
6
9
9
7
10
7
9
6
11
11
10
10
12
6

2002 Jul 26-28
2002 Jan 11-14
2001 Sep 7-10
2000 Nov 13-15
2000 Aug 4-5
2000 Jul 25-26
2000 Jan 7-10
1999 Nov 18-21
1999 Apr 30-May 2
1999 Feb 19-21
1999 Feb 12-13
1999 Feb 4-8
1999 Jan 8-10
1998 Dec 19-20
1998 Dec 15-16
1997 Oct 27-29
1996 Aug 30-Sep 1**
1996 Aug 16-18**
1996 Aug 5-7**
1996 Apr 9-10
1995 Apr 17-19
1992 Jul 6-8**

Favor-able

Unfavor-able

55
55
56
53
53
56
61
51
53
55
56
57
57
57
58
54
60
55
57
55
51
54

34
33
38
38
38
35
33
41
37
37
38
37
35
30
32
39
36
41
38
38
43
38

Never heard
of
*
*
*
1
1
*
*
*
1
0
*
*
*
*
2
*
*
1
1
0
*
*

No opinion
11
12
6
8
8
9
6
8
9
8
6
6
8
13
8
7
4
3
4
7
6
8

(RV) BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

-10-

September 7-9, 2012

6.

We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them. (RANDOM ORDER)
FavorUnfavorNever
No
able
able
heard of
opinion
The Republican Party
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
42%
52%
*
6%
August 22-23, 2012
43%
51%
*
6%
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
August 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
All Americans
April 13-15, 2012
March 24-25, 2012
September 23-25, 2011
August 5-7, 2011
July 18-20, 2011
March 11-13, 2011
December 17-19, 2010
November 11-14, 2010
October 27-30, 2010
September 1-2, 2010
April 9-11, 2010
January 22-24, 2010
October 16-18, 2009
July 31-Aug. 3, 2009
April 23-26, 2009
February 18-19, 2009
December 1-2, 2008
November 6-9, 2008
October 17-19, 2008 (RV)
Sept. 5-7, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 29-31, 2008 (RV)
Aug. 23-24, 2008 (RV)
April 28-30, 2008
January 9-10, 2008
June 22-24, 2007
March 9-11, 2007
November 3-5, 2006
September 22-24, 2006

38%
41%
42%
37%

55%
52%
50%
57%

*
*
*
1%

7%
7%
7%
6%

41%
35%
39%
33%
41%
44%
42%
43%
44%
45%
47%
44%
36%
41%
39%
39%
41%
38%
43%
48%
43%
48%
38%
41%
36%
42%
38%
44%

51%
58%
54%
59%
55%
48%
50%
48%
43%
49%
47%
45%
54%
50%
55%
54%
52%
54%
51%
45%
50%
46%
53%
48%
53%
45%
52%
51%

*
1%
1%
1%
1%
*
*
1%
1%
1%
*
1%
1%
1%
*
*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
1%
2%
1%
1%
1%
*

8%
6%
6%
7%
3%
7%
8%
8%
12%
6%
6%
10%
8%
8%
6%
7%
6%
8%
6%
6%
6%
6%
7%
10%
9%
12%
10%
5%

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS
2005 Dec 16-18
2005 Oct 13-16
2005 Sep 8-11
2005 Jul 22-24
2005 Apr 1-2
2005 Feb 25-27
2005 Feb 4-6
2004 Sep 13-15
2004 Sep 3-5
2004 Aug 23-25*
2004 Jul 30-Aug 1
2004 Jul 19-21*
2004 Jan 29-Feb 1
2004 Jan 2-5
2003 Sep 8-10
2003 Mar 29-30
2003 Jan 3-5
2002 Dec 16-17
2002 Nov 8-10
2002 Oct 21-22
2002 Sep 5-8

Favorable
45
40
45
46
50
51
56
55
53
50
47
50
48
52
50
56
51
51
54
53
54

Unfavorab
le
48
50
45
45
44
42
39
41
40
41
45
43
45
40
44
33
38
38
38
35
40

*Asked of a half sample.
**Based on registered voters.

POLL 10

Never heard
of
*
2
1
1
1
1
1
*
*
1
1
*
*
1
-1
1
1
*
*
0

No opinion
7
8
9
8
5
6
4
4
7
8
7
7
7
7
6
10
10
10
8
12
6

2002 Jul 26-28
2002 Jan 11-14
2001 Sep 7-10
2000 Nov 13-15
2000 Aug 4-5
2000 Jul 25-26
2000 Jan 7-10
1999 Nov 18-21
1999 Apr 30-May 2
1999 Feb 19-21
1999 Feb 12-13
1999 Feb 4-8
1999 Jan 8-10
1998 Dec 19-20
1998 Dec 15-16
1997 Oct 27-29
1996 Aug 30-Sep 1**
1996 Aug 16-18**
1996 Aug 5-7**
1996 Apr 9-10
1995 Apr 17-19
1992 Jul 6-8**

Favorab
le
55
61
47
49
54
49
53
50
47
45
40
45
40
31
43
50
50
55
51
52
52
53

Unfavorable
36
30
48
43
37
39
41
44
44
46
54
47
52
57
47
42
45
41
44
41
42
39

Never heard
of
*
*
*
*
1
*
*
*
*
0
1
*
*
*
2
*
*
1
*
*
*
*

No opinion
9
9
5
8
8
12
6
6
9
9
5
8
8
12
8
8
5
2
5
7
6
8

(RV) BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

-11-

September 7-9, 2012

11.

Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President. (RANDOM
ORDER)
Obama

Romney

Neither
(vol.)

The economy
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012

50%
45%
46%

49%
51%
50%

1%
3%
3%

*
1%
1%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012

49%
46%
46%
47%

48%
48%
49%
48%

2%
4%
4%
5%

*
1%
2%
1%

Foreign policy
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012

54%
49%
51%

42%
46%
44%

3%
2%
3%

2%
2%
1%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012

54%
53%
55%
53%

41%
41%
40%
41%

4%
4%
3%
4%

1%
2%
2%
1%

Medicare
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012

54%
49%
49%

43%
46%
48%

2%
2%
3%

1%
3%
1%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012

55%
50%
50%

42%
43%
45%

2%
3%
4%

1%
3%
1%

POLL 10

-12-

No
opinion

September 7-9, 2012

BASED ON 355 LIKELY VOTERS IN VERSION A -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5% PTS.
BASED ON 442 REGISTERED VOTERS IN VERSION A -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5% PTS.
11.

Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President. (RANDOM
ORDER)
Obama

Romney

Neither
(vol.)

The federal budget deficit
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012

47%
42%

50%
52%

3%
6%

*
*

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012

45%
42%
42%

51%
50%
52%

4%
6%
5%

*
1%
1%

51%
50%

46%
46%

2%
3%

1%
*

50%
52%

46%
42%

3%
4%

1%
2%

54%
49%

45%
48%

2%
1%

*
1%

53%
50%
51%

44%
46%
44%

3%
2%
4%

*
2%
1%

Taxes
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Health care
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
June 28-July 1, 2012

POLL 10

-13-

No
opinion

September 7-9, 2012

BASED ON 354 LIKELY VOTERS IN VERSION B -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 5% PTS.
BASED ON 433 REGISTERED VOTERS IN VERSION B -- SAMPLING ERROR: +/- 4.5% PTS.
11.

Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President. (RANDOM
ORDER)

Energy policy
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Education
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Unemployment
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

POLL 10

Obama

Romney

Neither
(vol.)

51%
51%

44%
45%

2%
2%

2%
2%

53%
51%

41%
44%

3%
2%

4%
2%

59%

38%

1%

2%

63%

34%

2%

1%

51%

47%

1%

1%

52%

46%

1%

1%

-14-

No
opinion

September 7-9, 2012

12.

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him. (RANDOM ORDER)

Shares your values
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
Is a strong and decisive leader
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012
Is more honest and trustworthy
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012

Obama

Romney

Both
(vol,)

Neither
(vol.)

No
opinion

51%
47%

44%
45%

2%
2%

2%
5%

1%
1%

52%
49%
48%

41%
42%
38%

2%
3%
3%

4%
6%
10%

1%
1%
1%

50%
43%
49%

44%
48%
46%

2%
3%
2%

3%
4%
4%

1%
1%
*

54%
46%
50%
51%

40%
43%
42%
35%

3%
4%
3%
6%

3%
6%
5%
8%

1%
1%
1%
1%

51%
49%

41%
42%

2%
1%

4%
6%

1%
1%

53%
50%
44%

39%
39%
34%

2%
2%
3%

5%
8%
17%

1%
1%
1%

41%
47%
45%

5%
7%
5%

2%
2%
2%

1%
1%
*

38%
42%
41%

5%
7%
6%

2%
3%
3%

*
1%
*

Has an optimistic vision for the country's future
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
51%
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
43%
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
48%
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*

POLL 10

54%
47%
51%

-15-

September 7-9, 2012

12.

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him. (RANDOM ORDER)
Both
Neither
No
Obama
Romney
(vol,)
(vol.)
opinion
Has a clear plan for solving the
country's problems
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
45%
39%
3%
12%
2%
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
39%
45%
1%
15%
1%
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
April 13-15, 2012

44%
39%
37%

38%
41%
36%

3%
1%
3%

14%
17%
24%

2%
2%
1%

57%
49%
53%

37%
43%
39%

1%
1%
1%

4%
5%
7%

*
1%
*

58%
52%
58%
50%

35%
39%
33%
36%

*
1%
1%
2%

6%
7%
7%
11%

*
2%
1%
1%

59%
56%
60%

34%
36%
31%

2%
2%
1%

4%
3%
6%

1%
3%
3%

61%
57%
62%
54%

30%
32%
27%
28%

2%
1%
1%
3%

5%
4%
8%
12%

2%
5%
2%
2%

Can manage the government effectively
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
48%
Aug. 22-23, 2012
44%

45%
48%

1%
2%

5%
4%

1%
2%

45%
46%
41%

1%
2%
3%

6%
8%
10%

1%
2%
1%

Is in touch with the problems facing
middle class Americans today
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
April 13-15, 2012
Is in touch with the problems facing
women today
Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012*
April 13-15, 2012

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012
Aug. 22-23, 2012
April 13-15, 2012

48%
43%
45%

*ASKED OF HALF SAMPLE

POLL 10

-16-

September 7-9, 2012

SELECTED CNN/ORC TRENDS
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to Barack Obama or more to John
McCain: (RANDOM ORDER)
Both
Neither
No
Obama
McCain
(vol.)
(vol.)
opinion
Is a strong and decisive leader
2008 Sep 5-7 (After GOP convention)
37
56
5
3
1
2008 Aug 29-31 (After Dem/Before GOP)
44
49
3
3
*
2008 Aug 23-24 (Before Dem convention)
41
51
3
4
1
Shares your values
2008 Sep 5-7 (After GOP convention)
2008 Aug 29-31 (After Dem/Before GOP)
2008 Aug 23-24 (Before Dem convention)

45
50
48

49
43
44

2
2
2

4
5
6

*
*
1

Has a clear plan for solving the country’s problems
2008 Sep 5-7 (After GOP convention)
40
2008 Aug 29-31 (After Dem/Before GOP)
48
2008 Aug 23-24 (Before Dem convention)
42

42
37
39

2
1
1

14
13
17

1
*
1

SELECTED CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS
Next, thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to John Kerry or more to George
W. Bush. How about-[RANDOM ORDER]?
Both
Neither
No
Kerry
Bush
(vol.)
(vol.)
opinion
Is a strong and decisive leader
2004 Sep 3-5 (After GOP convention)
32
60
4
3
1
2004 Aug 23-25 (Before GOP convention)
34
54
2
5
5
2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 (After Dem convention)
42
52
2
2
2
2004 July 19-21 (Before Dem convention)
37
54
3
3
3
Shares your values
2004 Sep 3-5 (After GOP convention)
2004 Aug 23-25 (Before GOP convention)
2004 Jul 30-Aug 1 (After Dem convention)
2004 July 19-21 (Before Dem convention)

45
45
48
47

48
45
46
44

2
2
1
2

3
5
3
4

2
3
2
3

Has an optimistic vision for the country’s future
2004 Sep 3-5 (After GOP convention)
44
2004 Aug 23-25 (Before GOP convention)
46

46
44

7
5

1
3

2
2

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Al Gore or more to George W. Bush. How about… [RANDOM ORDER]
Gore

Bush

Both/Same
(vol.)

Neither
(vol.)

No
opinion

Shares your values
2000 Aug 18-19 (After Dem convention)
2000 Aug 4-5 (Between conventions)
2000 July 25-26 (Before GOP convention)

48
38
41

40
51
46

5
5
3

4
3
4

3
3
6

Is a strong and decisive leader
2000 Aug 18-19 (After Dem convention)
2000 Aug 4-5 (Between conventions)
2000 July 25-26 (Before GOP convention)

42
28
32

46
60
54

6
4
5

3
4
2

3
4
7

POLL 10

-17-

September 7-9, 2012

13.

Regardless of whom you support, and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will
win the election in November –- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Obama

Romney

Neither
(vol.)

No
opinion

Likely Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

59%

37%

*

4%

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

61%

36%

*

3%

Aug. 7-8, 2012
April 13-15, 2012

63%
60%

33%
36%

*
1%

4%
4%

TRENDS FOR COMPARISON:
CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS
Regardless of who you support, and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will win the election in November if these are the
candidates on the ballot -- Barack Obama or John McCain?
Obama

McCain

Other (vol.)

No opinion

52
54
53

44
44
43

*
*
2

4
3
2

2008 Sep 5-7
2008 Aug 23-24
2008 Jun 4-5

Regardless of whom you support, and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will win the election in November-John Kerry or George
W. Bush?

2004 Oct 14-16
2004 Jul 30-Aug 1
2004 Mar 5-7

Kerry

Bush

Other (vol.)

No opinion

36
47
42

56
47
52

*
*
*

8
6
6

Regardless of who you support, and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will win the election in November –Al Gore or George W.
Bush?

2000 Sep 15-17
2000 Aug 24-27
2000 Aug 4-5
2000 Jun 6-7
2000 Mar 10-12

Gore

Bush

Other (vol.)

No opinion

52
36
23
35
39

35
47
70
54
48

*
1
*
1
*

13
16
7
10
13

Regardless of which candidate you support -- and trying to be as objective as possible -- who do you think will win the election in November -- Bill
Clinton or Bob Dole?

1996 Aug 23-25
1996 Aug 16-18

POLL 10

Clinton

Dole

Other (vol.)

No opinion

69
66

24
28

*
1

7
5

-18-

September 7-9, 2012

18.

Does what you saw or read of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte make you more
likely or less likely to vote for Barack Obama?

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

More
likely

Less
likely

No difference
(vol.)

No
opinion

46%

36%

12%

5%

FOR COMPARISON
QUESTION WORDING: Does what you saw or read of the Republican National
Convention in Tampa make you more likely or less likely to vote for Mitt Romney?
Aug. 31-Sept. 3
2012
More likely
Less likely
No difference (vol.)
No opinion

36%
46%
13%
4%

CNN/ORC AND CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS

Post-Dem. Convention 2008
Post-GOP Convention 2008
Post-GOP Convention 2004
Post-Dem. Convention 2004
Post-Dem. Convention 2000
Post-GOP Convention 2000
Post-Dem. Convention 1996
Post-GOP Convention 1996
Post-Dem. Convention 1992
Post-GOP Convention 1988
Post-Dem. Convention 1988
Post-Dem. Convention 1984

POLL 10

More
likely
51
48
41
44
43
44
44
45
60
43
56
45

Less
likely
32
38
38
30
28
27
29
34
15
27
21
29

-19-

No difference
(vol.)
16
13
15
18
19
15
19
13
17
16
9
12

No
opinion
1
1
6
8
10
14
8
8
8
14
14
14

September 7-9, 2012

19.

At their convention, do you think the Democrats maintained the right balance between criticizing
the Republicans and saying positive things about themselves, or do you think they spent too much
time criticizing the Republicans?

Registered Voters
Sept. 7-9, 2012

Maintained the
right balance

Too much time
criticizing

No
opinion

43%

45%

13%

FOR COMPARISON
QUESTION WORDING: At their convention, do you think the Republicans maintained
the right balance between criticizing the Democrats and saying positive things about
themselves, or do you think they spent too much time criticizing the Democrats?
Aug. 31-Sept. 3
2012
Maintained the right balance
Too much criticizing
No opinion

34%
56%
10%

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP TRENDS

Post-GOP Convention 2004
Post-Dem. Convention 2000
Post-GOP Convention 2000
Post-GOP Convention 1992

POLL 10

Maintained the
right balance
39
47
45
26

-20-

Too much time
criticizing
50
34
38
56

No
opinion
11
19
17
18

September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 1/1A
Q1. Suppose that the presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between Barack
Obama and Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's candidates, and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the
Republican Party's candidates. Who would you be more likely to vote for -- ?
Q1A. As of today, do you lean more toward -- ?
Base = Likely voters

Obama,Biden, lean
Romney,Ryan, lean
Other
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------52%
48%
55%
42%
46%
47%
44%
55%
*
*
*
*
2%
3%
1%
2%
1%
2%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama,Biden, lean
Romney,Ryan, lean
Other
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----52%
46%
*
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama,Biden, lean
Romney,Ryan, lean
Other
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------52%
61%
46%
38%
*
*
2%
1%
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama,Biden, lean
Romney,Ryan, lean
Other
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----52%
46%
*
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----97%
3%
*
*
*
+/-6.0

Obama,Biden, lean
Romney,Ryan, lean
Other
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----52%
46%
*
2%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----63%
34%
*
2%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----55%
43%
*
2%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----47%
49%
*
2%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------49%
49%
*
2%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----45%
54%
*
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------53%
44%
*
2%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----40%
54%
*
4%
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----51%
46%
*
*
2%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----88%
52%
11%
46%
*
*
*
2%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
51%
*
1%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------52%
45%
*
2%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----2%
96%
*
2%
*
+/-6.5

South
----44%
52%
*
4%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----60%
37%
*
3%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----94%
6%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----53%
46%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----59%
37%
*
4%
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----70%
28%
*
2%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------23%
74%
*
1%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----47%
50%
*
3%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----39%
58%
*
1%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 4/4A
Q4. Now suppose that the presidential candidates on the ballot in your state included Barack Obama as
the Democratic Party's candidate, Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate, Gary Johnson as the
Libertarian party candidate, and Jill Stein as the Green party candidate, who would you be more
likely to vote for -Q4A. As of today, do you lean more toward -- ?
Base = Likely voters

Obama, lean Obama
Romney, lean Romney
Johnson, lean Johnson
Stein, lean Stein
None of the above
Other
Don't know
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
47%
55%
41%
43%
46%
41%
52%
3%
3%
3%
4%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
*
*
*
*
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama, lean Obama
Romney, lean Romney
Johnson, lean Johnson
Stein, lean Stein
None of the above
Other
Don't know
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Obama, lean Obama
Romney, lean Romney
Johnson, lean Johnson
Stein, lean Stein
None of the above
Other
Don't know
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------51%
60%
43%
35%
3%
4%
1%
1%
1%
*
*
*
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama, lean Obama
Romney, lean Romney
Johnson, lean Johnson
Stein, lean Stein
None of the above
Other
Don't know
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----96%
3%
*
1%
*
*
*
+/-6.0

Obama, lean Obama
Romney, lean Romney
Johnson, lean Johnson
Stein, lean Stein
None of the above
Other
Don't know
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----61%
31%
2%
3%
3%
*
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----54%
38%
4%
2%
2%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----47%
47%
2%
1%
*
*
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------48%
47%
3%
2%
1%
*
*
+/-5.0

65+
----45%
53%
*
1%
*
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------55%
41%
4%
1%
*
*
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----40%
46%
9%
2%
1%
*
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----51%
45%
1%
*
*
*
3%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----88%
51%
11%
43%
*
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
*
*
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
50%
1%
1%
*
*
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------51%
43%
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----2%
95%
1%
*
2%
*
*
+/-6.5

South
----44%
49%
5%
1%
1%
*
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----59%
33%
5%
1%
1%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----92%
5%
*
2%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----53%
43%
3%
1%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----59%
32%
6%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----69%
26%
2%
2%
*
*
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------23%
73%
2%
1%
*
*
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----48%
46%
3%
1%
2%
*
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----37%
56%
4%
1%
*
*
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6A
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
A. Barack Obama
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------57%
54%
59%
47%
42%
44%
40%
51%
1%
2%
1%
2%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
42%
1%
*
*
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------57%
65%
42%
33%
1%
2%
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
42%
1%
*
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----96%
4%
*
*
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
42%
1%
*
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----67%
33%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----60%
39%
1%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----54%
44%
2%
*
*
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------53%
46%
1%
*
*
+/-5.0

65+
----48%
51%
1%
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------60%
38%
2%
*
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----52%
46%
2%
*
*
+/-6.5
Midwest
----52%
43%
5%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----91%
57%
8%
42%
1%
1%
*
*
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----51%
47%
2%
*
*
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------56%
42%
1%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----6%
91%
3%
*
1%
+/-6.5

South
----52%
48%
1%
*
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----65%
34%
1%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----94%
6%
*
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----60%
40%
1%
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----69%
29%
2%
*
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----75%
25%
1%
*
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------27%
71%
2%
*
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----53%
46%
1%
*
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----43%
54%
3%
*
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6B
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
B. Mitt Romney
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------48%
51%
46%
58%
47%
45%
49%
38%
4%
4%
4%
3%
*
*
1%
*
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
47%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------48%
41%
47%
54%
4%
4%
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
47%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----6%
88%
5%
1%
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
47%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----39%
56%
5%
*
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----46%
49%
5%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----50%
42%
6%
*
*
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------52%
45%
3%
*
*
+/-5.0

65+
----57%
40%
1%
1%
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------44%
51%
4%
1%
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----60%
36%
5%
*
*
+/-6.5
Midwest
----47%
45%
8%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----13%
48%
80%
47%
6%
4%
1%
*
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----53%
42%
4%
1%
*
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------49%
47%
4%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----95%
4%
1%
*
1%
+/-6.5

South
----55%
42%
2%
1%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----41%
56%
3%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----7%
90%
3%
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----49%
50%
1%
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----44%
51%
4%
*
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----30%
66%
3%
*
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------74%
21%
4%
*
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----53%
43%
3%
*
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----60%
33%
7%
1%
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6C
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
C. Michelle Obama
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------68%
64%
71%
61%
28%
30%
25%
33%
4%
5%
3%
5%
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----68%
28%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------68%
73%
28%
24%
4%
3%
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----68%
28%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----95%
4%
1%
*
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----68%
28%
4%
*
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----74%
19%
7%
*
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----70%
28%
2%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----70%
25%
5%
*
*
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------67%
29%
4%
*
*
+/-5.0

65+
----57%
38%
5%
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------64%
30%
5%
*
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----62%
30%
8%
*
*
+/-6.5
Midwest
----67%
27%
5%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----94%
68%
5%
28%
*
4%
*
*
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----64%
31%
5%
*
*
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------71%
26%
4%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----36%
58%
5%
*
1%
+/-6.5

South
----63%
34%
3%
*
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----74%
23%
3%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----94%
4%
1%
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----70%
26%
4%
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----79%
17%
4%
*
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----81%
19%
1%
*
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------47%
47%
5%
*
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----63%
32%
5%
*
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----64%
30%
7%
*
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6D
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
D. Ann Romney
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------55%
56%
54%
64%
26%
25%
27%
20%
16%
16%
16%
13%
3%
3%
3%
3%
*
*
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----55%
26%
16%
3%
*
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------55%
44%
26%
36%
16%
13%
3%
7%
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----55%
26%
16%
3%
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----27%
47%
21%
5%
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----55%
26%
16%
3%
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----48%
29%
19%
3%
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----58%
18%
20%
5%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----55%
27%
15%
2%
*
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------59%
22%
18%
1%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----67%
19%
11%
3%
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------44%
35%
14%
7%
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----60%
21%
16%
3%
*
+/-6.5
Midwest
----57%
23%
15%
5%
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----22%
55%
49%
26%
23%
16%
6%
3%
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----60%
24%
14%
3%
*
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------59%
22%
17%
2%
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----88%
3%
8%
1%
1%
+/-6.5

South
----57%
26%
13%
4%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----47%
30%
19%
4%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----29%
44%
26%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----56%
25%
18%
1%
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----52%
25%
19%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----40%
36%
18%
6%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------72%
16%
8%
4%
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----60%
22%
15%
2%
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----62%
23%
12%
4%
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6E
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
E. The Democratic Party
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
46%
56%
42%
43%
48%
39%
52%
4%
5%
4%
5%
*
*
*
*
1%
1%
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
4%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------51%
59%
43%
37%
4%
4%
*
*
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
4%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----93%
3%
4%
*
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
43%
4%
*
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----64%
32%
2%
1%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----55%
41%
3%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----45%
46%
8%
*
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------47%
47%
5%
*
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----47%
50%
3%
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------57%
38%
3%
*
2%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----43%
49%
6%
*
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----46%
43%
10%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----85%
51%
11%
43%
2%
4%
*
*
1%
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
47%
6%
*
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------50%
45%
5%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----3%
93%
3%
*
1%
+/-6.5

South
----45%
52%
2%
*
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----60%
37%
3%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----87%
9%
3%
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----54%
41%
4%
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----62%
33%
5%
*
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----65%
29%
4%
*
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------23%
71%
5%
*
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----50%
48%
2%
*
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----37%
52%
11%
*
1%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 6F
We'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say
if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of
them.
F. The Republican Party
Base = Likely voters

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------42%
42%
41%
49%
52%
52%
52%
46%
5%
5%
5%
5%
*
*
*
*
1%
1%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----42%
52%
5%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------42%
34%
52%
60%
5%
5%
*
*
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----42%
52%
5%
*
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----3%
93%
4%
*
*
+/-6.0

Favorable Opinion
Unfavorable Opinion
Heard of, no Opinion
Never heard of
Refused
Sampling Error

Total
----42%
52%
5%
*
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----25%
69%
3%
1%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----38%
56%
5%
*
*
+/-8.5

5064
----45%
47%
7%
*
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------46%
49%
4%
*
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----48%
45%
6%
*
1%
+/-6.0

No
College
------38%
51%
8%
*
2%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----45%
42%
10%
*
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----41%
52%
7%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----15%
42%
77%
52%
7%
5%
*
*
1%
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
46%
6%
*
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------43%
53%
4%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----92%
6%
1%
*
1%
+/-6.5

South
----51%
42%
5%
*
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----35%
61%
4%
*
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----5%
90%
4%
*
*
+/-8.0

West
----43%
52%
5%
*
1%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----35%
60%
4%
*
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----25%
67%
6%
1%
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------67%
25%
6%
*
2%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----47%
51%
2%
*
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----49%
38%
12%
*
1%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11A
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
A. The economy
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------50%
46%
53%
41%
49%
53%
45%
57%
1%
1%
1%
1%
*
*
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
49%
1%
*
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------50%
58%
49%
40%
1%
1%
*
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
49%
1%
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----95%
4%
1%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
49%
1%
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----59%
39%
1%
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----54%
45%
*
1%
+/-8.5

5064
----45%
53%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------46%
53%
1%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----45%
54%
*
*
+/-6.0

No
College
------52%
46%
1%
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----37%
60%
1%
1%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----48%
49%
2%
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----82%
50%
17%
49%
1%
1%
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----45%
53%
1%
*
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------50%
49%
1%
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----1%
99%
*
*
+/-6.5

South
----44%
56%
*
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----57%
42%
1%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----92%
7%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----53%
47%
1%
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----54%
43%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----68%
30%
1%
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------23%
76%
1%
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----46%
53%
1%
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----37%
61%
2%
1%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11B
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
B. Foreign policy
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------54%
52%
55%
45%
42%
43%
41%
49%
3%
4%
2%
4%
2%
1%
2%
2%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
42%
3%
2%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------54%
59%
42%
37%
3%
2%
2%
2%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
42%
3%
2%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----93%
4%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
42%
3%
2%
+/-3.5

North
east
----63%
32%
3%
2%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----56%
40%
3%
1%
+/-8.5

5064
----50%
44%
4%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------52%
43%
3%
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----46%
48%
3%
3%
+/-6.0

No
College
------58%
38%
3%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----45%
48%
4%
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----51%
41%
5%
3%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----87%
54%
13%
42%
*
3%
*
2%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----49%
46%
3%
2%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------53%
43%
3%
2%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----8%
87%
3%
1%
+/-6.5

South
----49%
49%
1%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----62%
35%
2%
1%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----93%
6%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----55%
41%
3%
1%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----62%
34%
1%
2%
+/-6.0

Urban
----72%
26%
1%
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------26%
67%
6%
2%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----49%
47%
3%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----41%
50%
6%
4%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11C
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
C. Medicare
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------54%
50%
57%
44%
43%
46%
40%
51%
2%
2%
2%
3%
1%
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
43%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------54%
61%
43%
37%
2%
2%
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
43%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----95%
3%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
43%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----70%
29%
1%
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----58%
38%
3%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----48%
47%
4%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------51%
45%
3%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----46%
52%
1%
1%
+/-6.0

No
College
------54%
40%
4%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----47%
49%
3%
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----49%
44%
4%
2%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----89%
54%
11%
43%
*
2%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----47%
49%
3%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------55%
43%
1%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----5%
93%
2%
1%
+/-6.5

South
----46%
51%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----64%
34%
2%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----95%
4%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----55%
42%
1%
2%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----65%
34%
1%
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----72%
27%
1%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------22%
71%
4%
2%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----52%
47%
1%
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----36%
53%
8%
3%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11D
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
D. The federal budget deficit
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------47%
43%
51%
39%
50%
53%
47%
59%
3%
4%
2%
2%
*
*
*
*
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.5 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----47%
50%
3%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----47%
50%
3%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----47%
50%
3%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----47%
50%
3%
*
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----93%
6%
2%
*
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----41%
55%
4%
*
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------43%
54%
3%
*
+/-7.0

65+
----39%
60%
1%
*
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
47%
N/A
50%
N/A
3%
N/A
*
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----40%
57%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------49%
49%
2%
*
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----50%
45%
5%
*
+/-8.5

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------20%
80%
*
*
+/-8.0

Suburban
----41%
55%
4%
*
+/-7.0

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11E
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
E. Taxes
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
49%
52%
42%
46%
49%
43%
54%
2%
2%
3%
3%
1%
1%
2%
2%
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.5 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
46%
2%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
46%
2%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
46%
2%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
46%
2%
1%
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----94%
4%
1%
1%
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----43%
55%
3%
*
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------46%
50%
3%
1%
+/-7.0

65+
----42%
53%
2%
3%
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
51%
N/A
46%
N/A
2%
N/A
1%
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----42%
54%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------52%
45%
2%
1%
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----58%
38%
2%
3%
+/-8.5

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------21%
75%
3%
1%
+/-8.0

Suburban
----44%
50%
3%
3%
+/-7.0

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11F
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
F. Health care
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------54%
50%
57%
45%
45%
48%
42%
53%
2%
2%
1%
2%
*
*
*
*
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.5 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
45%
2%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
45%
2%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
45%
2%
*
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----54%
45%
2%
*
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----96%
4%
*
*
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----47%
50%
3%
*
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------50%
48%
2%
*
+/-7.0

65+
----44%
54%
2%
*
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
54%
N/A
45%
N/A
2%
N/A
*
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----46%
52%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------56%
43%
2%
*
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----63%
35%
1%
*
+/-8.5

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------24%
74%
2%
*
+/-8.0

Suburban
----49%
50%
1%
*
+/-7.0

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11G
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
G. Energy policy
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
49%
52%
44%
44%
47%
42%
52%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
1%
3%
3%
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.0 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----86%
9%
3%
2%
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----45%
45%
3%
6%
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------51%
46%
2%
2%
+/-7.0

65+
----48%
49%
1%
2%
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
51%
N/A
44%
N/A
2%
N/A
2%
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----46%
50%
3%
*
+/-8.5

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----46%
47%
2%
4%
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------53%
43%
2%
2%
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------25%
70%
2%
3%
+/-8.0

Suburban
----53%
45%
1%
2%
+/-7.5

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11H
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
H. Education
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------59%
59%
59%
50%
38%
36%
39%
46%
1%
2%
1%
2%
2%
3%
1%
2%
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.0 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
38%
1%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
38%
1%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
38%
1%
2%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
38%
1%
2%
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----96%
1%
*
3%
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----59%
37%
2%
2%
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------57%
39%
1%
3%
+/-7.0

65+
----49%
47%
1%
3%
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
59%
N/A
38%
N/A
1%
N/A
2%
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----54%
45%
*
1%
+/-8.5

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----55%
41%
1%
2%
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------58%
40%
1%
2%
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------36%
62%
2%
*
+/-8.0

Suburban
----55%
43%
1%
1%
+/-7.5

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 11I
Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Barack Obama
or Mitt Romney would better handle that issue if they were elected President.
I. Unemployment
Base = Likely voters, half sample

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
46%
55%
40%
47%
52%
43%
57%
1%
1%
1%
2%
1%
*
1%
1%
+/-5.0 +/-7.5 +/-7.0 +/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
47%
1%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
47%
1%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
47%
1%
1%
+/-5.0

Obama
Romney
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
47%
1%
1%
+/-5.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Under
$50K
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Democrat
----95%
3%
1%
1%
+/-8.5
North
east
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

5064
----47%
47%
4%
2%
+/-8.5

$50K
or more
------46%
52%
1%
1%
+/-7.0

65+
----48%
51%
*
1%
+/-8.5

No
College
------N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Independent
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Midwest
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----N/A
51%
N/A
47%
N/A
1%
N/A
1%
+/-5.0

Republican
-----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

South
----49%
50%
*
1%
+/-8.5

Under
50
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

50 and
Older
-----47%
49%
2%
2%
+/-6.0

Attended
College
-------47%
50%
1%
1%
+/-6.0
Liberal
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

West
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Moderate
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Urban
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Conservative
------26%
72%
2%
1%
+/-8.0

Suburban
----50%
48%
*
1%
+/-7.5

Rural
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12A
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
A. Shares your values
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
46%
55%
42%
44%
46%
42%
53%
2%
2%
2%
2%
2%
4%
1%
2%
1%
2%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------51%
61%
44%
37%
2%
1%
2%
*
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----94%
3%
3%
*
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
44%
2%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----61%
36%
*
3%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----51%
43%
4%
2%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----47%
46%
2%
3%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------46%
46%
3%
4%
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----44%
52%
1%
1%
1%
+/-6.0

No
College
------53%
42%
1%
2%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----41%
50%
1%
5%
3%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----48%
45%
3%
2%
3%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----84%
51%
10%
44%
2%
2%
3%
2%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
49%
2%
2%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------51%
43%
2%
2%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----2%
94%
2%
3%
*
+/-6.5

South
----45%
50%
1%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----59%
36%
2%
2%
1%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----91%
5%
3%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----54%
40%
3%
3%
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----59%
33%
2%
4%
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----69%
24%
3%
3%
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------23%
73%
1%
2%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----46%
50%
2%
2%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----40%
55%
1%
2%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12B
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
B. Is a strong and decisive leader
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------50%
45%
55%
40%
44%
50%
39%
53%
2%
2%
3%
2%
3%
3%
2%
3%
1%
1%
2%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
44%
2%
3%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------50%
58%
44%
35%
2%
1%
3%
5%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
44%
2%
3%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----91%
6%
2%
1%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----50%
44%
2%
3%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----58%
36%
3%
2%
2%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----52%
40%
4%
3%
1%
+/-8.5

5064
----48%
47%
2%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------46%
48%
4%
1%
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----45%
50%
1%
1%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------56%
37%
2%
4%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----39%
50%
3%
6%
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----45%
49%
2%
3%
*
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----86%
50%
11%
44%
2%
2%
1%
3%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----47%
49%
2%
2%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------48%
46%
3%
2%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----5%
90%
2%
1%
2%
+/-6.5

South
----47%
47%
1%
4%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----56%
37%
4%
3%
1%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----86%
9%
2%
2%
*
+/-8.0

West
----53%
42%
4%
*
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----58%
33%
3%
4%
2%
+/-6.0

Urban
----65%
27%
3%
3%
2%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------24%
72%
2%
1%
*
+/-5.5

Suburban
----47%
47%
2%
3%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----39%
56%
2%
2%
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12C
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
C. Is more honest and trustworthy
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
50%
52%
44%
41%
42%
41%
50%
2%
1%
4%
2%
4%
6%
3%
4%
1%
2%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------51%
63%
41%
35%
2%
1%
4%
1%
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----91%
3%
5%
1%
1%
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----62%
30%
2%
5%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----50%
41%
4%
5%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----49%
43%
2%
5%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------46%
45%
3%
6%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----43%
53%
1%
1%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------52%
41%
3%
3%
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----45%
45%
1%
8%
1%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----55%
39%
1%
3%
2%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----79%
51%
11%
41%
5%
2%
4%
4%
1%
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----47%
47%
2%
3%
2%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------52%
41%
2%
4%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----3%
91%
1%
5%
1%
+/-6.5

South
----44%
50%
*
5%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----58%
34%
3%
5%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----88%
5%
6%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----46%
41%
8%
4%
1%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----58%
32%
3%
6%
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----66%
25%
2%
6%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------25%
69%
1%
4%
2%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----47%
46%
2%
4%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----40%
50%
4%
3%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12D
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
D. Has an optimistic vision for the country's future
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------51%
48%
55%
43%
41%
45%
38%
49%
5%
6%
5%
6%
2%
1%
2%
2%
1%
1%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
5%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------51%
59%
41%
35%
5%
3%
2%
2%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
5%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----89%
3%
6%
1%
1%
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----51%
41%
5%
2%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----62%
33%
4%
*
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----55%
35%
5%
4%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----49%
46%
4%
*
1%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------48%
43%
8%
1%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----42%
52%
3%
2%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------54%
39%
1%
4%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----45%
44%
7%
3%
1%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----49%
42%
7%
1%
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----84%
51%
11%
41%
5%
5%
1%
2%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----46%
49%
3%
1%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------51%
41%
7%
*
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----6%
90%
3%
1%
*
+/-6.5

South
----48%
46%
3%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----60%
29%
8%
3%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----87%
6%
7%
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----50%
41%
8%
1%
1%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----61%
30%
6%
2%
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----69%
24%
6%
1%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------24%
68%
4%
2%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----46%
47%
5%
2%
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----43%
49%
5%
2%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12E
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
E. Has a clear plan for solving the country's problems
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------45%
43%
46%
37%
39%
42%
36%
46%
3%
1%
4%
3%
12%
11%
13%
12%
2%
2%
1%
2%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----45%
39%
3%
12%
2%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------45%
55%
39%
30%
3%
*
12%
13%
2%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----45%
39%
3%
12%
2%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----83%
2%
4%
10%
1%
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----45%
39%
3%
12%
2%
+/-3.5

North
east
----50%
31%
3%
14%
3%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----43%
35%
4%
15%
2%
+/-8.5

5064
----44%
42%
1%
10%
2%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------40%
43%
4%
11%
2%
+/-5.0

65+
----42%
45%
1%
11%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------50%
34%
1%
12%
3%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----35%
45%
*
17%
3%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----44%
39%
3%
11%
4%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----75%
45%
12%
39%
2%
3%
10%
12%
1%
2%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----43%
43%
1%
10%
2%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------43%
40%
3%
12%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----3%
84%
2%
9%
2%
+/-6.5

South
----43%
43%
1%
12%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----49%
32%
4%
14%
2%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----78%
7%
4%
11%
*
+/-8.0

West
----44%
40%
4%
11%
1%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----51%
29%
3%
15%
2%
+/-6.0

Urban
----62%
27%
2%
9%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------22%
64%
1%
10%
3%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----43%
43%
3%
10%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----29%
45%
1%
19%
6%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12F
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
F. Is in touch with the problems facing middle class Americans today
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------57%
55%
60%
49%
37%
40%
35%
44%
1%
*
1%
1%
4%
5%
4%
5%
*
1%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
37%
1%
4%
*
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------57%
63%
37%
32%
1%
1%
4%
4%
*
1%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
37%
1%
4%
*
+/-3.5

Democrat
----95%
2%
*
2%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----57%
37%
1%
4%
*
+/-3.5

North
east
----68%
27%
*
5%
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----59%
37%
*
4%
*
+/-8.5

5064
----55%
39%
1%
5%
*
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------55%
40%
*
5%
*
+/-5.0

65+
----49%
46%
1%
3%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------58%
36%
1%
4%
1%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----53%
39%
1%
7%
*
+/-6.5
Midwest
----59%
36%
*
4%
1%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----89%
57%
10%
37%
*
1%
1%
4%
*
*
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----52%
42%
1%
4%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------58%
37%
*
5%
*
+/-4.0

Republican
-----10%
84%
*
5%
1%
+/-6.5

South
----51%
45%
*
4%
*
+/-6.0

Under
50
----66%
30%
*
4%
*
+/-7.0

Liberal
----95%
4%
*
1%
*
+/-8.0

West
----57%
38%
2%
3%
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----65%
28%
*
6%
*
+/-6.0

Urban
----73%
24%
*
3%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------31%
62%
1%
4%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----54%
41%
*
4%
1%
+/-5.0

Rural
----48%
44%
2%
7%
*
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12G
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
G. Is in touch with the problems facing women today
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------59%
57%
61%
53%
34%
34%
33%
40%
2%
2%
2%
2%
4%
5%
3%
4%
1%
2%
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
34%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------59%
65%
34%
30%
2%
1%
4%
2%
1%
2%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
34%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----95%
2%
*
2%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
34%
2%
4%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----73%
22%
1%
4%
*
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----63%
28%
3%
5%
1%
+/-8.5

5064
----58%
35%
2%
4%
1%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------59%
34%
2%
4%
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----50%
44%
*
3%
2%
+/-6.0

No
College
------58%
35%
1%
4%
2%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----55%
36%
3%
5%
2%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----56%
38%
1%
2%
2%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----85%
59%
9%
34%
1%
2%
4%
4%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----55%
39%
1%
3%
2%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------61%
32%
2%
4%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----14%
75%
2%
6%
3%
+/-6.5

South
----53%
40%
1%
4%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----67%
26%
2%
5%
1%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----92%
4%
1%
3%
1%
+/-8.0

West
----59%
31%
4%
5%
2%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----70%
22%
2%
4%
2%
+/-6.0

Urban
----75%
22%
1%
2%
*
+/-7.0

Conservative
------34%
59%
2%
5%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----57%
37%
1%
2%
2%
+/-5.0

Rural
----45%
41%
3%
9%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 12H
Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one
applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney. Please feel free to name a candidate even
if you may not support him.
H. Can manage the government effectively
Base = Likely voters

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------48%
43%
53%
38%
45%
49%
42%
54%
1%
1%
1%
1%
5%
7%
3%
6%
1%
*
1%
1%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
45%
1%
5%
1%
+/-3.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------48%
56%
45%
41%
1%
1%
5%
2%
1%
*
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
45%
1%
5%
1%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----91%
4%
1%
3%
*
+/-6.0

Obama
Romney
Both
Neither
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----48%
45%
1%
5%
1%
+/-3.5

North
east
----57%
37%
1%
6%
1%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----52%
40%
1%
6%
1%
+/-8.5

5064
----45%
49%
1%
4%
1%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------45%
46%
1%
6%
1%
+/-5.0

65+
----41%
53%
2%
3%
1%
+/-6.0

No
College
------55%
41%
2%
2%
*
+/-7.5

Independent
-----37%
54%
1%
7%
1%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----45%
46%
*
8%
2%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----87%
48%
12%
45%
*
1%
1%
5%
*
1%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----43%
51%
1%
4%
1%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------46%
46%
1%
6%
1%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----2%
93%
1%
3%
2%
+/-6.5

South
----43%
51%
2%
3%
1%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----56%
38%
1%
5%
1%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----89%
7%
*
4%
*
+/-8.0

West
----51%
45%
2%
2%
*
+/-8.0

Moderate
----55%
37%
2%
5%
1%
+/-6.0

Urban
----67%
29%
*
4%
1%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------21%
72%
1%
5%
1%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----44%
49%
1%
5%
*
+/-5.0

Rural
----34%
57%
2%
5%
2%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Likely Voters
Question 13
Regardless of whom you support, and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will
win the election in November -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
Base = Likely voters

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Other
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------59%
56%
62%
51%
37%
41%
34%
45%
*
*
*
*
4%
3%
4%
3%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5 +/-5.0 +/-4.0

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Other
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
37%
*
4%
+/-3.5

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Other
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------59%
65%
37%
32%
*
1%
4%
2%
+/-3.5 +/-6.5

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Other
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
37%
*
4%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----91%
7%
*
3%
+/-6.0

Barack Obama
Mitt Romney
Other
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----59%
37%
*
4%
+/-3.5

North
east
----70%
27%
*
3%
+/-8.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----63%
34%
*
3%
+/-8.5

5064
----57%
38%
1%
5%
+/-6.0

$50K
or more
------58%
40%
*
3%
+/-5.0

65+
----53%
43%
*
4%
+/-6.0

No
College
------57%
39%
1%
3%
+/-7.5

Independent
-----54%
40%
1%
5%
+/-6.5
Midwest
----56%
39%
1%
4%
+/-8.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----90%
59%
8%
37%
*
*
2%
4%
+/-8.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----55%
40%
*
4%
+/-4.5

Attended
College
-------61%
36%
*
3%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----21%
76%
*
3%
+/-6.5

South
----55%
42%
*
3%
+/-6.0

Under
50
----66%
32%
*
2%
+/-7.0

Liberal
----91%
6%
*
3%
+/-8.0

West
----58%
37%
*
5%
+/-8.0

Moderate
----67%
31%
*
2%
+/-6.0

Urban
----75%
22%
*
3%
+/-7.0

Conservative
------37%
59%
1%
4%
+/-5.5

Suburban
----57%
40%
*
3%
+/-5.0

Rural
----46%
48%
1%
5%
+/-8.0

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Registered voters
Question 18
Does what you saw or read of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte make you more likely
or less likely to vote for Barack Obama?
Base = Registered voters

More likely
Less likely
No difference
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------46%
45%
48%
35%
36%
39%
34%
45%
12%
11%
13%
14%
5%
5%
5%
6%
+/-3.5 +/-4.5 +/-4.5 +/-4.0

More likely
Less likely
No difference
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----46%
36%
12%
5%
+/-3.5

More likely
Less likely
No difference
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------46%
53%
36%
29%
12%
13%
5%
6%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5

More likely
Less likely
No difference
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----46%
36%
12%
5%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----84%
4%
9%
3%
+/-5.5

More likely
Less likely
No difference
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----46%
36%
12%
5%
+/-3.5

North
east
----49%
27%
17%
7%
+/-7.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----45%
36%
12%
7%
+/-7.5

5064
----40%
42%
14%
4%
+/-5.5

$50K
or more
------43%
43%
9%
4%
+/-4.5

65+
----44%
43%
8%
5%
+/-6.0

No
College
------51%
33%
12%
4%
+/-6.5

Independent
-----36%
41%
16%
7%
+/-5.5
Midwest
----40%
40%
15%
5%
+/-7.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----81%
46%
9%
36%
8%
12%
2%
5%
+/-7.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----42%
42%
12%
4%
+/-4.0

Attended
College
-------45%
37%
12%
6%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----8%
75%
11%
6%
+/-6.0

South
----46%
41%
7%
5%
+/-5.5

Under
50
----52%
30%
12%
6%
+/-6.0

Liberal
----71%
13%
12%
5%
+/-7.5

West
----51%
34%
11%
4%
+/-7.5

Moderate
----51%
28%
15%
7%
+/-5.5

Urban
----58%
27%
9%
7%
+/-6.5

Conservative
------30%
56%
10%
4%
+/-5.0

Suburban
----44%
39%
12%
6%
+/-4.5

Rural
----37%
44%
16%
3%
+/-7.5

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

CNN/ORC International Poll -- September 7 to 9, 2012
Registered voters
Question 19
At their convention, do you think the Democrats maintained the right balance between criticizing
the Republicans and saying positive things about themselves, or do you think they spent too much
time criticizing the Republicans?
Base = Registered voters

Maintained right balance
Too much time criticizing
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
Men
Women
White
----------------43%
42%
43%
36%
45%
50%
39%
51%
13%
7%
17%
13%
+/-3.5 +/-4.5 +/-4.5 +/-4.0

Maintained right balance
Too much time criticizing
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----43%
45%
13%
+/-3.5

Maintained right balance
Too much time criticizing
No opinion
Sampling Error

Under
Total
$50K
--------43%
44%
45%
41%
13%
15%
+/-3.5 +/-5.5

Maintained right balance
Too much time criticizing
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----43%
45%
13%
+/-3.5

Democrat
----69%
19%
11%
+/-5.5

Maintained right balance
Too much time criticizing
No opinion
Sampling Error

Total
----43%
45%
13%
+/-3.5

North
east
----45%
40%
15%
+/-7.0

1834
----N/A
N/A
N/A

3549
----47%
39%
13%
+/-7.5

5064
----40%
49%
11%
+/-5.5

$50K
or more
------43%
46%
11%
+/-4.5

65+
----45%
46%
9%
+/-6.0

No
College
------39%
49%
13%
+/-6.5

Independent
-----34%
52%
14%
+/-5.5
Midwest
----44%
46%
10%
+/-7.0

Reg.
Non-White Voters
--------- -----65%
43%
25%
45%
10%
13%
+/-7.5
+/-3.5
50 and
Older
-----42%
48%
10%
+/-4.0

Attended
College
-------46%
42%
12%
+/-4.0

Republican
-----17%
70%
13%
+/-6.0

South
----38%
53%
10%
+/-5.5

Under
50
----45%
41%
15%
+/-6.0

Liberal
----68%
20%
12%
+/-7.5

West
----47%
35%
18%
+/-7.5

Moderate
----44%
41%
15%
+/-5.5

Urban
----54%
31%
14%
+/-6.5

Conservative
------29%
61%
10%
+/-5.0

Suburban
----40%
50%
11%
+/-4.5

Rural
----34%
50%
16%
+/-7.5

* percentage less than 1%

POLL 10

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September 7-9, 2012

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