2012 U.S. election part II voter and candidate

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Statista dossier about the U.S. election part II

This dossier presents essential graphs and tables on the U.S. election in 2012. Part II focuses on the latest polls regarding the opinion of American voters on the candidates, their demographics and interests.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview on the latest polls
    • Latest polls on Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama in the 2012 general election

    • Latest polls on Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama in swing states 2012

    • Outlook on electoral votes for Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama 2012

    • Election 2012 exit polls: percentage of votes by gender

    • Election 2012 exit polls: percentage of votes by ethnicity

    • Election 2012 exit polls: percentage of votes by age

    • Election 2012 exit polls: percentage of votes by education

  • 2. Candidates' traits and public approval
    • Obama presidential job approval 2009-2017

    • 2012 election: favorability of Mitt Romney 2011-2012

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

    • 2012 election: voter support for Obama and Romney as of September, by political issues

    • 2012 election: voter opinion on Obama and Romney as of September, by traits

    • Survey on Obama or Romney being helpful to the U.S. middle class in 2012

    • Change in after-tax income according to Romney's tax plans, by income

    • Per-capita GDP growth by U.S. president from Hoover to Obama

    • Length of inaugural addresses of U.S. Presidents 1789-2017

  • 3. Voter priorities 2012
    • 2012 election: voters' priorities as of September

    • 2012 election: voters' priorities by candidate preference

    • 2012 election: swing voters' priorities by candidate preference

    • 2012 election: Obama voters' reasons why he should win

    • 2012 election: Romney voters' reasons why he should win

  • 4. Voter demographics 2012
    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama May to October

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by gender

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by age

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by region

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by ethnic group

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by education

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by income

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by party affiliation

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by political views

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by religion

    • 2012 election: support for Romney and Obama, by marital status

    • 2012 presidential election - voting preferences by job category in the U.S.

  • 5. Candidates' performance in social media
    • 2012 election: facebook likes of Obama and Romney as of October

    • 2012 election: Twitter followers of Obama and Romney as of November 21

    • 2012 election: visitors to Barack Obama's campaign site of 2011-2012

    • 2012 election: visitors to Mitt Romney's campaign site 2011-2012

    • 2012 election: top convention-related videos on YouTube as of September 24

  • 6. Historical election data
    • Results of the U.S. presidential election

    • U.S. presidential elections - voter turnout

    • U.S. Presidential elections - number of voters 1996-2012

    • Job approval ratings for incumbent U.S. presidents seeking re-election from 1964-2012

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