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Gallup – Election 2012 Polls

  • Gender Gap in 2012 Vote Is Largest in Gallup's History>
    (Election 2012 - November 09 2012 - 6:30 PM:)
    <>Barack Obama won the women's vote by 12 percentage points while Mitt Romney prevailed among men by eight points. That 20-point gender gap is the largest Gallup has measured since it began tracking presidential vote by subgroup in 1952.> <>
  • Improving National Outlook Key to Obama Victory in 2012>
    (Election 2012 - November 08 2012 - 9:00 AM:)
    <>Although national satisfaction, economic confidence, and presidential job approval are all below average, all have improved considerably in recent months, helping President Obama narrowly win re-election.> <>
  • Special Briefing: The Top Five Challenges Obama Faces>
    (Election 2012 - November 07 2012 - 6:30 PM:)
    <>The economy, unemployment, the federal deficit, dissatisfaction with government, and healthcare are the top five issues facing the country as President Obama prepares for a second term. This article reviews Americans' views on each.> <>
  • Voters Say This Election Matters More Than Most>
    (Election 2012 - November 06 2012 - 10:15 PM:)
    <>Seven in 10 voters say the outcome of this year's presidential election matters to them more than in previous years, similar to voter attitudes in 2008 and 2004. Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say the outcome matters.> <>
  • Parties Tied in Voters' Generic Ballot Preferences for Congress>
    (Election 2012 - November 06 2012 - 8:00 PM:)
    <>Voting preferences for the U.S. House of Representatives are tied, with 49% of likely voters saying they will vote Democratic and 48% Republican. Gallup trends suggest this means Republicans are unlikely to lose their House majority.> <>
  • Romney 49%, Obama 48% in Gallup's Final Election Survey>
    (Election 2012 - November 05 2012 - 9:15 PM:)
    <>President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are within one percentage point of each other in Gallup's final pre-election survey of likely voters, with Romney holding 49% of the vote and Obama 48%.> <>
  • In U.S., Majorities Satisfied With Conduct of 2012 Campaigns>
    (Election 2012 - November 05 2012 - 9:00 AM:)
    <>The majority of Americans are satisfied with how Barack Obama (58%) and Mitt Romney (54%) have conducted their presidential campaigns. Obama's rating is down from 66% in 2008, while Romney beats John McCain's 40%.> <>
  • Half of Voters Say Obama or Romney Embodies Their Views>
    (Election 2012 - November 02 2012 - 8:00 AM:)
    <>Fifty-four percent of U.S. voters have the same ideological views as either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, or both. Sixty percent describe Obama's political views as liberal/very liberal, and Romney's as conservative/very conservative.> <>
  • Obama Ahead in 10-Point Favorability Measure, 62% to 55%>
    (Election 2012 - November 01 2012 - 8:00 AM:)
    <>Using a 10-point scale, 62% of Americans rate Barack Obama favorably and 55% rate Mitt Romney favorably. Obama's rating is similar to George W. Bush's in 2004. But the most popular candidate on this measure doesn't always win.> <>

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