One of the questions asked: “What is your preference for the outcome” of the next Congressional elections—a Congress controlled by Republicans or by Democrats? For Republican-controlled Congress, 43 percent was the response. For a Democrat-controlled Congress, a slightly higher 45 percent were in favor. Democrats were favored in most months going back in 1998, the polling study said.
“If you were voting today in the November 2012 Presidential Election, registered voters were asked, with Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee would you vote for him with enthusiasm (25 percent said they would), with “some reservations” (22 percent said so), “only because he is the nominee (6 percent). Or would you not vote for him (45 percent). Twenty-seven percent they “may vote either way depending on the nominee.”
As for Romney, the vote “with enthusiasm” was 12 percent, with reservations (30 percent), only if he’s the nominee (11 percent), would not vote for him (44 percent).
When registered voters were asked whether they were certain to vote for Obama, 34 percent said they would. But 37 said they would not. If reelected, 19 percent think his performance would “improve a great deal.” Believing his performance would decline were 24 percent. And 28 percent think his performance would be “about the same.”
Ranking highest in Obama accomplishments, at 27 percent, was “killing Osama bin Laden,” although it was the Navy Seals who did it. And rumors persist that the President dithered as some advisers tried to discourage the move for fear his reelection would be hurt if it failed. Passing the health care law was given only a 7 percent grade, one percent less than “improving America’s image abroad.” Inability to improve the economy was ranked as a “failure” by 24 percent of those polled. Only 7 percent mentioned “too much regulation on business” as a failure.
On the question of Party loyalty, 19 percent said they were “strong Democrats.” Independents leaning Democrat were 14 percent. “Strong Republicans” totaled 14 percent. Independents leaning Republican amounted to 13 percent.
When queried about whether they would vote in a presidential primary (if one were held in their state), 33 percent they’d vote in a Republican primary, 26 percent in a democratic primary, and 38 percent indicated they’d wait for the general election.
Some 30 percent think the “economy will get better” in the next 12 months; 47 percent think it will stay about the same. As to their personal status, 17 percent believe “things have gotten better; 33 percent say “things have gotten worse. And 36 percent favor getting rid of ObamaCare.
In foreign affairs, 21 percent see all-out civil war in Iraq as very likely; 12 percent believe there will be more terrorist attacks on our soil as a result. If Iran is “close to developing a nuclear weapon,” 40 percent feel the U.S. “should initiate military action.
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