Washington Post-ABC News Poll

This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone September 5 to 9 2012, among a random national sample of 1,028 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 four 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. Barack Obama

                 ------- Favorable -------   ------ Unfavorable ------     No   
                 NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Somewhat   Strongly   opinion
9/9/12           54       34         21      42       13         29         4
9/2/12           51       29         22      45       14         31         4
8/26/12          50       27         24      44       14         29         6
8/5/12           53       29         24      43       12         31         4
5/27/12          52       29         23      45       14         31         3
4/15/12          56       30         26      40       14         26         5
3/25/12          53       31         23      43       15         28         3
2/26/12          51       26         25      45       13         32         3
1/22/12          53       27         25      43       14         29         4
12/11/11         48       23         25      49       16         33         3
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
9/9/12           40       17         23      52       19         33         9
9/2/12           40       18         21      47       19         29        13
8/26/12          35       17         18      51       20         31        14
8/5/12           40       16         23      49       19         30        11
5/27/12          41       15         26      45       21         24        14
4/15/12          35       12         23      47       24         23        18
3/25/12          34        8         26      50       25         25        16
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

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