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