Obama vs. Romney - voters' support in 2011, by generation

This survey shows the current support of American voters for Barack Obama and the GOP candidate Mitt Romney if the 2012 elections were held today. The survey gives additional information on differences between the generations in their support. 54 percent of the silent generation -- born between 1928 and 1945, and now aged 66-83 -- would vote for Mitt Romney.

If you had to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the upcoming election, who would you vote for?

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Release date

November 2011


United States

Survey time period

September 22,2011 to October 4,2011

Number of respondents

2,410 adults

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Millennial (18-30 years olds): 381 people.
Generation X (31-46 year olds): 493 people.
Baby Boomer (47-65 year olds): 905 people.
Silent (66-83 olds): 515 people.
Figures based on registered voters.
The source does not provide detailed information regarding the questions. The chosen wording here might therefore differ slightly from the survey.

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