Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone January 25-29 2012, among a random national sample of 1,005 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.

*= less than 0.5 percent

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


a. Gingrich’s work, since leaving elective office, as a consultant for companies with
an interest in federal policymaking

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/29/12  All      24        7         17      54       23         31        22  
1/29/12  Lean R   44       14         30      40       23         17        16
1/15/12  Lean R   29        8         21      51       25         26        20      
12/18/11 Lean R   33       10         23      44       25         19        23

b. Romney’s work buying and restructuring companies before he went into politics

                  ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                  NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
1/29/12  All      35       12         23      40       21         19        25  
1/29/12  Lean R   58       22         36      24       16          8        18
1/15/12  Lean R   51       22         29      29       17         13        20      
12/18/11 Lean R   54       22         33      20       13          6        26


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