Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone February 8-12 2012, among a random national sample of 1,009 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. Mitt Romney 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/12/12          36        9         27      43       18         24        22
1/22/12          31        6         25      49       25         23        21
1/8/12           39       10         28      34       18         16        28
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. Rick Santorum 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/12/12          36       11         24      31       14         18        33
1/8/12           27        7         20      29       15         14        44

c. China 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
2/12/12          37        9         28      52       26         26        11
1/16/11          42        7         34      49       28         22         9  
6/2/98           34       NA         NA      52       NA         NA        14
3/15/90          39                          58                             3
4/3/89           80                          17                             2
2/14/89          69        "          "      28        "         "          3

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