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.

Do you think Obama's or Romney's policies would help the middle class?

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Release date

August 2012


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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