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Post-ABC 2012 election tracking poll, Oct. 25-28

In this poll:

This is the eighth release from the Washington Post-ABC News 2012 election tracking poll. Click "Detailed view" on any question to see question results among political and demographic groups.

Poll Questions

Q: How closely are you following the 2012 presidential race: very closely, somewhat closely, not so closely, or not closely at all? (Among registered voters)

Q: I'd like you to rate the chances that you will vote in the presidential election in November: Are you absolutely certain to vote, will you probably vote, are the chances 50-50, or less than that? (Among registered voters)

Q: (IF CERTAIN TO VOTE) Do you think you'll (vote in person at your polling place on Election Day), or (vote before Election Day by early voting or mail-in ballot)? (Among registered voters)

Q: (AMONG LIKELY VOTERS) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Obama and Biden, the Democrats) and (Romney and Ryan, the Republicans), for whom would you vote?

No opinion

Q: (Among Obama supporters) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Obama somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?

Q: (Among Romney supporters) Would you say you are very enthusiastic about supporting Romney somewhat enthusiastic, not so enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all?

Q: Have you voted for president in any year before this 2012 election, or is this the first year you'll be voting for president? (Among likely voters)

No opinion

Q: (Among registered voters) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job as president?

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling the economy - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among likely voters)

No opinion

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think better understands the economic problems people in this country are having - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Among likely voters)

No opinion

Q: Do you think Obama does more to favor the (middle class) or more to favor the (wealthy)? (Among likely voters)

Q: As president do you think Romney would do more to favor the (middle class) or more to favor the (wealthy)? (Among likely voters)

Q: Would you say you, yourself are better off financially than you were when Obama became president, not as well off, or in about the same shape as then financially? (Among likely voters)

Q: Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the Obama campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not? (Among likely voters)

No opinion

Q: (If contacted by Obama campaign) When was the last time you were contacted, within the last week, within the last month or longer ago than that? (Results among all likely voters)

Q: Have you personally been contacted by a representative of the Romney campaign, either by phone, in-person, or online asking you for your support, or not? (Among likely voters)

No opinion

Q: (If contacted by Romney campaign) When was the last time you were contacted, within the last week, within the last month or longer ago than that? (Results among all likely voters)

Q: (Among registered voters) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

 
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