Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 14-18 2011, 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.

*= 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?

                   ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                   NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   Opinion
a. Barack Obama    47       22         25      46       15         31         7
b. Mitt Romney     33        5         27      31       16         14        37   
c. Rick Perry      23        7         16      31       12         19        46  

Trend where available:

a. Barack Obama
                   ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                   NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   Opinion
9/18/11            47       22         25      46       15         31         7  
4/17/11            52       33         20      45       13         32         2
4/25/10            57       37         21      41       12         29         2
1/15/10            58       38         20      40       13         27         2
11/15/09           61       39         21      38       11         27         1
9/12/09            63       40         23      35       12         24         2
4/24/09            72       46         26      26       11         15         2
1/16/09            79       50         29      18        9          9         3
11/2/08   LV       63       47         16      33        7         26         4
10/23/08  LV       63       47         16      34        7         27         3
10/11/08  RV       64       44         20      33       12         21         3
9/7/08    RV       58       35         23      36       12         24         7
8/22/08   RV       62       37         25      34       13         21         4
6/15/08            63       35         28      33       12         21         4
4/13/08            56       28         28      39       14         25         5
1/12/08            63       31         32      30       14         16         7
11/1/07            51       21         30      36       16         20        13  
2/25/07            53       21         33      30       16         14        16
1/19/07            45       NA         NA      29       NA         NA        25 
12/11/06           44       21         22      23       17          6        33

b. Mitt Romney
                   ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                   NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
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

c. No trend.

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