Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone January 4-8 2012, among a random national sample of 1,013 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS of Media, Pa.

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1. Overall, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of (INSERT)? Do you feel that way strongly, or somewhat?


a. Mitt Romney 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/8/12           39       10         28      34       18         16        28
 Democrats       23        5         19      52       22         30        25
 Republicans     61       18         43      18       10          8        21
 Independents    41       12         29      34       22         12        25
11/27/11         38        9         29      38       20         17        25
10/16/11         33        8         26      36       20         15        31
9/18/11          33        5         27      31       16         14        37   
1/12/08          34        7         27      46       22         24        20
11/1/07          28        6         21      41       24         17        31  
2/25/07          26        5         21      34       22         12        40 
12/11/06         22        5         17      24       20          4        54

b. Ron Paul 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/8/12           31        6         25      38       19         19        31
 Democrats       25        2         23      44       18         26        30
 Republicans     40        8         32      39       21         17        21
 Independents    33        7         25      38       21         17        30
12/18/11         32        9         23      35       20         15        33
11/27/11         32        8         24      35       20         15        33
9/18/11          25        6         19      27       17         10        49  

c. Rick Santorum 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/8/12           27        7         20      29       15         14        44
 Democrats       15        2         14      42       18         24        43
 Republicans     48       16         32      18       15          3        33
 Independents    26        5         21      32       15         16        42


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