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Public opinion on issues in the 2012 election by supported candidate

This survey shows the public opinion on election issues in the upcoming 2012 election in the United States by supported candidate, as of 2011. 67 percent of the Obama voters stated that the job situation is most important to them.

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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.
Based on registered voters who support or lean toward Obama or Romney. Figures add to more than 100 percent becaus two responses were allowed.
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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