Do you think Obama's or Romney's policies would help the middle class? (United States, 2012)

Survey on Obama or Romney being helpful to the U.S. middle class in 2012 This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults regarding Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's policies. The respondents were asked if they consider both candidates' policies helpful for the middle class people in the United States. The survey was conducted in July 2012, shortly before the presidential election. 52 percent of Americans who define themselves as members of the middle class stated they consider Barack Obama's policies helpful to the middle class, while 42 percent thought the same about Mitt Romney's policies.
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Obama's policiesRomney's policies
Yes, would help52%42%
No, would not help39%40%
Depends / Both / Neither1%2%
Don't know / refused7%16%
Obama's policiesRomney's policies
Yes, would help52%42%
No, would not help39%40%
Depends / Both / Neither1%2%
Don't know / refused7%16%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults regarding Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's policies. The respondents were asked if they consider both candidates' policies helpful for the middle class people in the United States. The survey was conducted in July 2012, shortly before the presidential election. 52 percent of Americans who define themselves as members of the middle class stated they consider Barack Obama's policies helpful to the middle class, while 42 percent thought the same about Mitt Romney's policies.
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Release date
August 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
July 16-26, 2012
Number of respondents
1,287 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source asked the respondents if they define themselves as lower, middle and upper class. For details, please see page 123 at the source.

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