Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone March 14 to 18 2012, among a random national sample of 1,004 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
3/18/12          38       10         28      42       19         23        20
3/4/12           35        9         26      45       20         25        20
2/26/12          33        6         27      46       22         24        21
2/19/12          37       10         27      44       21         23        19 
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. Newt Gingrich 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
3/18/12          24        8         16      56       24         33        19
3/4/12           23        6         17      56       21         35        21
2/19/12          26        8         19      54       21         33        20 
1/22/12          29        8         20      51       20         31        20
12/11/11         35       12         23      48       21         27        18
11/27/11         35       11         24      42       18         24        23
11/13/11         32       10         21      43       21         21        26
11/1/98          34       NA         NA      58       NA         NA         9
9/13/98          35                          45                            21
8/21/98          34                          46                            19
7/12/98          31                          47                            22
5/12/98          34                          53                            13
4/4/98           34                          43                            23
1/31/98          27                          46                            27
1/30/98          27                          46                            27
1/19/98          32                          49                            19
9/10/97          26                          52                            22
4/24/97          23                          59                            18
9/4/96*          26                          55                            19
6/30/96          25                          57                            18
10/30/95         29                          45                            26
7/17/95          34                          46                            20
6/8/95           32                          51                            18
3/19/95          31                          46                            23
*Among registered voters

c. Rick Santorum 

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
3/18/12          36       11         24      40       16         24        25
3/4/12           32       10         22      40       16         23        28
2/26/12          34       10         24      37       15         22        29
2/19/12          36       12         24      34       16         18        30 
2/12/12          36       11         24      31       14         18        33
1/8/12           27        7         20      29       15         14        44

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