Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone October 13-16 2011, 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.

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

10/16/11  Summary table

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion

a. Mitt Romney   33        8         26      36       20          15       31
b. Rick Perry    26        5         21      38       16          22       35    
c. Herman Cain   31       10         20      27       14          13       42 

Trend where available:

a. Mitt Romney

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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 Perry

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
10/16/11         26        5         21      38       16         22        35        
9/18/11          23        7         16      31       12         19        46  

c. No trend

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