2012 election: swing voters' priorities by candidate preference

This survey shows the opinion of registered voters, who are yet undecided on who they'll vote for, or only lean towards a candidat, on the main issues in the 2012 elections in the United States. It was found that the economy is a very important issue regarding the vote of 85 percent of undecided registered voters.

Swing* voters' priorities in the 2012 elections, as of September 2012

Percent of voters saying each is "very important" to their vote
Health Care65%
Budget deficit63%
Foreign policy45%
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Release date

September 2012


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

* Swing voters are definded as undecided voters, who only lean towards a candidate or say there is a chance they will change their mind.

Multiple responses were allowed.

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