July 2012 Post-ABC election poll

In this poll:

Despite a rush of intense campaigning, Obama and Romney are locked in a dead heat.

Poll Questions

Q: Are you registered to vote at your present address, or not?

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?

Q: (Among registered voters) If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (Mitt Romney, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Q: If the presidential election were being held today and the candidates were (Barack Obama, the Democrat) and (Mitt Romney, the Republican), for whom would you vote?

Q: (If named a candidate) Will you definitely vote for (NAMED CANDIDATE), or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

Q: (Among Obama supporters) Will you definitely vote for Obama, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

Q: (Among Romney supporters) Will you definitely vote for Romney, or is there a chance you could change your mind and vote for someone else?

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: (Among Obama supporters) Is your vote more FOR Obama, or more AGAINST Romney?

Q: (Asked Romney supporters) Is your vote more FOR Romney, or more AGAINST Obama?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy?

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling health care? (Half sample)

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling immigration issues? (Half sample)

Q: Do you think things in this country (are generally going in the right direction) or do you feel things (have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track)?

Q: What do you think is more important right now - (having the federal government spend money to try to encourage job creation) or (having the federal government hold down the federal budget deficit)?

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. The economy

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. Heath care policy

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. Immigration issues (Half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. The federal budget deficit (Half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. Taxes (Half sample)

Q: For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president this year. Appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court (Half sample)

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

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job Dealing with health care policy - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling immigration issues - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling the federal budget deficit - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job handling taxes - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you support, which candidate do you trust to do a better job making appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: In thinking about your vote for president, what's more important - the things Obama has done as president in his first term, or the things you think he would do if elected to a second term?

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)?

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think is the stronger leader - (Obama) or (Romney)

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think Seems like the more friendly and likable person - (Obama) or (Romney) (Half sample)

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think is more likely to stand up for what he believes in - (Obama) or (Romney)?

Q: Regardless of who you may support, who do you think Has presented a clearer plan for dealing with the economic situation - (Obama) or (Romney)? (Half sample)

Q: Overall, do you support or oppose the federal law making changes to the health care system? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?

Q: Regardless of your feeling about the law itself, do you approve or disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the health care law last week?

Q: (If do not support health care changes) What do you think is the best approach to the health care reform law: repeal all of it, repeal parts of it, or wait and see before deciding?

Q: If a candidate for U.S. Congress supports the federal health care law, would that make you more likely to (support) that candidate, more likely to (oppose) that candidate or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?

Q: Just your best guess, who do you think will win the presidential election this year- (Obama) or (the Republican candidate)?

Q: Is Romney's work buying and restructuring companies before he went into politics a major reason you to (support) that candidate, a major reason you to (oppose) that candidate, or not a major factor in your vote?

Q: Is Obama's handling of the economy a major reason to (support) that candidate, a major reason to (oppose) that candidate, or not a major factor?

Q: Is Romney's call to repeal the new federal heath care law a major reason you to (support) that candidate, a major reason you to (oppose) that candidate, or not a major factor in your vote?

Q: Is Obama's views on the size and role of government a major reason to (support) that candidate, a major reason to (oppose) that candidate, or not a major factor?

Q: In his work as a corporate investor, do you think Romney did more to (create jobs) or more to (cut jobs) in the United States?

Q: Thinking about people of different racial backgrounds, how many blacks, if any, live in your community - A lot, some, just a few, or none?

Q: (If blacks in community) Do you think blacks who live in your community experience racial discrimination, or not? IF YES: Do you think it happens often, occasionally, or rarely?

Q: (If not black and blacks in community) Generally speaking, do you think blacks in your community try as hard as people of other races to get ahead, or don't try as hard?

Q: (If not black) Imagine that a close relative of yours marries a person who is black, is that something you'd be entirely comfortable with, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable?

Q: Would you say you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Mormon religion?

Q: Thinking about people of different religious backgrounds, how many Mormons, if any, live in your community - a lot, some, just a few, or none?

Q: (If not Mormon) Imagine that a close relative of yours marries a person who is a Mormon, is that something you'd be entirely comfortable with, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable or entirely uncomfortable?

Q: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a...

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