2012 election: voters' priorities by candidate preference

Voters' priorities in the 2012 elections as of September 2012, by preference for Romney or Obama

2012 election: voters' priorities by candidate preference This survey shows the opinion of registered voters on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States, by their preference for either Obama or Romney. During the survey, 84 percent of registered voters who would vote for Obama stated that education is a very important issue to their vote.
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Voters' priorities in the 2012 elections as of September 2012, by preference for Romney or Obama

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RomneyObama
Education52%84%
Economy93%83%
Health Care67%82%
Jobs87%81%
Medicare55%74%
Taxes70%64%
Energy51%59%
Foreign policy66%56%
Terrorism68%55%
Budget deficit82%55%
Abortion46%49%
Immigration47%36%
RomneyObama
Education52%84%
Economy93%83%
Health Care67%82%
Jobs87%81%
Medicare55%74%
Taxes70%64%
Energy51%59%
Foreign policy66%56%
Terrorism68%55%
Budget deficit82%55%
Abortion46%49%
Immigration47%36%
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This survey shows the opinion of registered voters on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States, by their preference for either Obama or Romney. During the survey, 84 percent of registered voters who would vote for Obama stated that education is a very important issue to their vote.
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Release date
September 2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 12 to 16, 2012
Number of respondents
2,424 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
Registered voters
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
Multiple responses were allowed.
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