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

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

Supplementary notes

Included in the catagory professionals: lawyers, doctors, scientists, teachers, engineers, nurses and accountants.

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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