Reasons for voting for U.S. presidential candidates 2000 to 2012

Broad reasons for voting for preferred U.S. presidential candidates 2000 to 2012

Reasons for voting for U.S. presidential candidates 2000 to 2012 This statistic shows U.S. survey respondents' answers to a question of why they voted for the presidential candidate that they did from 2000 to 2008, and why they plan to vote for a certain presidential candidate in 2012. In 2012, 28 percent of respondents highlighted economic issues as the main reason why they would be voting for their preferred presidential candidate.
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Broad reasons for voting for preferred U.S. presidential candidates 2000 to 2012

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2000200420082012
Performance-related8%25%21%34%
Economic issues16%12%14%28%
Party/ideology32%14%27%20%
Character/personal qualities22%40%24%12%
Non-economic domestic issues17%8%4%8%
International/Defense issues3%20%13%5%
2000200420082012
Performance-related8%25%21%34%
Economic issues16%12%14%28%
Party/ideology32%14%27%20%
Character/personal qualities22%40%24%12%
Non-economic domestic issues17%8%4%8%
International/Defense issues3%20%13%5%
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This statistic shows U.S. survey respondents' answers to a question of why they voted for the presidential candidate that they did from 2000 to 2008, and why they plan to vote for a certain presidential candidate in 2012. In 2012, 28 percent of respondents highlighted economic issues as the main reason why they would be voting for their preferred presidential candidate.
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