Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll

This poll was conducted for The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center by telephone January 26 to 29, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,006 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 Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) of Princeton, NJ.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. Just in general, how well do you think [INSERT] understands the problems of average Americans? How about, [INSERT]?

                   ------- Well ------   -------- Not well --------
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   No opinion
a. Barack Obama    53     28      26     40       17         23             7
b. Mitt Romney     35      7      29     46       23         23            18
c. Newt Gingrich   33     10      22     49       22         27            18

Among registered voters: 
                   ------- Well ------   -------- Not well --------
                   NET   Very   Fairly   NET   Not too   Not at all   No opinion
a. Barack Obama    55     30      24     41       14         26             4    
b. Mitt Romney     39      7      32     48       23         25            14 
c. Newt Gingrich   36     12      24     51       23         28            13

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