Romney and Gingrich one-word descriptions: 2011 vs. 2012

The word “Mormon” has faded as the top mentioned description for Mitt Romney, being replaced by “no” and “rich” this month. Growing numbers now say “old” when asked for a one-word reaction to Newt Gingrich.

See the changes in one-word reactions to the candidates in the chart below. Read the Behind the Numbers analysis for reactions to Rick Santorum and Ron Paul with additional charts from the latest Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll.

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Peyton M. Craighill is polling manager for the Washington Post. Peyton reports and conducts national and regional news polls for the Washington Post, with a focus on politics, elections and other social and economic issues.
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