Voting preferences in the 2012 presidential election among workers in the United States, by job category

2012 presidential election - voting preferences by job category in the U.S. This statistic shows the voting preference of workers in the United States in 2012, divided by job category or area of work. In 2012, 51 percent of professional workers surveyed preferred Barack Obama to Mitt Romney.
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Barack ObamaMitt RomneyPercentage of working voters
Service worker53%39%16%
Professional worker51%42%21%
Clerical or office worker47%48%7%
Manager or executive41%50%9%
Sales worker40%53%7%
Transportation worker40%47%3%
Manufacturing or production worker38%52%5%
Construction or mining worker37%57%6%
Business owner37%57%3%
Installation or repair worker36%54%2%
Farming, fishing, or forestry worker30%64%2%
Barack ObamaMitt RomneyPercentage of working voters
Service worker53%39%16%
Professional worker51%42%21%
Clerical or office worker47%48%7%
Manager or executive41%50%9%
Sales worker40%53%7%
Transportation worker40%47%3%
Manufacturing or production worker38%52%5%
Construction or mining worker37%57%6%
Business owner37%57%3%
Installation or repair worker36%54%2%
Farming, fishing, or forestry worker30%64%2%
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This statistic shows the voting preference of workers in the United States in 2012, divided by job category or area of work. In 2012, 51 percent of professional workers surveyed preferred Barack Obama to Mitt Romney.
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Release date
May 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 11, 2012 to May 21, 2012
Number of respondents
9,925 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Registered voters
Method of interview
Telephone interview
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Included in the catagory professionals: lawyers, doctors, scientists, teachers, engineers, nurses and accountants.
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