Voters' opinion on the candidates' competence regarding selected topics in 2012

Who would handle the following issues better - Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? (United States, August 2012)

Voters' opinion on the candidates' competence regarding selected topics in 2012 This statistic shows the results of a survey among adult respondents in the United States. The survey was conducted in August 2012. Respondents were asked about candidates’ competence regarding the handling of selected political issues. 54 percent of respondents stated they believed that Barack Obama would handle foreign affairs better, while 40 percent said they considered Mitt Romney the better candidate to handle this issue.
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Who would handle the following issues better - Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? (United States, August 2012)

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Barack ObamaMitt Romney
Foreign affairs54%40%
Energy53%40%
Medicare53%41%
Taxes52%43%
Healthcare52%43%
The economy43%52%
The federal budget deficit39%54%
Barack ObamaMitt Romney
Foreign affairs54%40%
Energy53%40%
Medicare53%41%
Taxes52%43%
Healthcare52%43%
The economy43%52%
The federal budget deficit39%54%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among adult respondents in the United States. The survey was conducted in August 2012. Respondents were asked about candidates’ competence regarding the handling of selected political issues. 54 percent of respondents stated they believed that Barack Obama would handle foreign affairs better, while 40 percent said they considered Mitt Romney the better candidate to handle this issue.
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