Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll

This poll was conducted for The Washington Post and the Pew Research Center by telephone March 1 to 4, 2012, 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 Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI) of Princeton, NJ.

*= less than 0.5 percent

1. As you’ve been learning more about the Republican candidates for president, is your overall impression of [INSERT] getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

a. The Republican field of candidates   

          Getting   Getting   Staying about     No
           better    worse       the same     opinion
3/4/12       12        29          50            8 
12/4/11      14        31          50            5 

b. Barack Obama                         

          Getting   Getting   Staying about     No
           better    worse       the same     opinion
3/4/12       23        21          51            5 
12/4/11      19        21          58            2

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