Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #19971
 
In Ohio, Mandel Surges in Senate Fight with Brown; Romney Still Looking to Catapult Past Obama As Final Debate Begins:

In an election in Ohio today for President of the United States, Barack Obama remains where he has been for the past 2 SurveyUSA weekly tracking polls -- ever-so-slightly ahead of Mitt Romney in the battle for the Buckeye State's 18 electoral votes, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WCMH-TV in Columbus. 15 days until votes are counted, it's Obama 47%, Romney 44%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 1 week ago, Obama and Romney are both up 2 points. Obama led by 3 points last week, leads by 3 points today.

An election today for United States Senator from Ohio is too-close-to-call. Democrat Sherrod Brown today is at 43%, Republican Josh Mandel is at 42%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll 1 week ago, Brown is flat, Mandel is up 4 points. Brown had led by 5, now leads by 1. The week-on-week movement comes from:

* Independents, where Mandel last week led by 3 points and today leads by 13 points, a 10-point right turn.
* Union households, where last week Brown was up 14 points and today he is up 5 points, a 9-point right turn.
* Middle-income voters, where Brown had led by 16 points, and today is tied, a 16-point right turn.
* Men, where last week Mandel was at 42% and today he is at 47%.

Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 725 state of Ohio adults 10/20/12 through 10/22/12. Of the adults, 625 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 609 were determined by SurveyUSA to have either already voted or to be certain to do so before the 11/06/12 deadline. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (76% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (24% of likely voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. All interviews were conducted after the 2nd Presidential debate and before the 3rd Presidential debate. The party composition of SurveyUSA's 10/15/12 poll was 32% Republican, 39% Democrat. The party composition of today's 10/22/12 poll is 32% Republican, 39% Democrat.

 
In the election for President of the United States, if you were voting right now, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Mitt Romney? Democrat Barack Obama? One of the other candidates? Or are you undecided?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Mitt Romney (R)44%49%40%29%50%46%53%40%49%49%22%27%50%39%46%88%8%47%79%33%10%27%52%40%39%42%46%60%36%21%55%74%41%43%48%46%30%50%48%56%43%35%58%100%0%18%58%70%85%14%35%60%40%46%42%**
Barack Obama (D)47%42%52%58%41%46%44%49%45%44%70%56%45%58%44%8%85%39%13%58%82%59%41%49%55%49%46%32%56%71%36%16%49%49%41%48%58%43%44%38%50%60%29%0%100%77%33%18%8%78%56%29%45%50%50%**
Other2%2%2%5%2%1%1%3%1%2%2%6%1%2%2%1%1%5%1%2%4%3%2%3%0%1%2%1%3%2%3%1%3%3%2%0%3%1%2%1%1%1%4%0%0%1%1%5%2%2%1%3%6%0%2%**
Undecided6%7%6%8%7%7%3%7%5%5%6%12%5%2%8%3%6%9%7%7%4%10%5%7%5%7%6%8%5%6%6%9%8%5%8%6%9%6%6%4%6%4%9%0%0%4%8%6%5%7%9%8%8%4%7%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
In the election for United States Senator, if you were voting right now, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Josh Mandel? Democrat Sherrod Brown? Are you undecided? Or will you not vote in this contest?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Josh Mandel (R)42%47%37%30%50%41%48%40%44%45%24%28%46%35%44%77%12%46%78%30%11%28%49%38%34%42%42%60%33%20%51%73%36%40%50%43%29%44%49%55%42%31%55%84%6%20%53%63%78%14%35%58%41%43%38%**
Sherrod Brown (D)43%41%45%44%36%47%45%40%46%40%65%39%44%54%39%10%80%33%14%54%78%48%40%43%55%47%42%28%52%66%33%14%44%44%38%47%48%44%37%38%42%59%28%6%80%73%25%23%11%70%50%26%39%42%47%**
Scott Rupert (I)3%2%5%7%1%4%1%4%3%4%0%8%2%4%3%2%2%6%2%4%3%6%2%5%2%3%4%3%4%3%4%3%2%5%3%1%5%3%2%3%4%3%3%2%4%2%4%4%2%4%5%6%1%4%3%**
Undecided10%8%12%15%12%7%5%14%6%9%8%20%7%4%12%9%6%14%6%11%6%12%8%14%8%7%10%9%9%9%9%9%12%10%8%9%14%7%11%5%10%7%12%7%8%4%15%7%9%9%8%9%15%9%10%**
Will Not Vote2%2%1%5%1%1%1%3%1%2%2%5%1%4%1%1%1%1%1%1%0%6%1%1%1%0%2%0%2%2%2%0%6%1%1%1%4%1%1%0%2%1%1%1%2%1%2%3%1%3%1%1%4%2%2%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
There are a lot of issues in the news - locally, nationally and abroad. Which of the following best characterizes your personal outlook? Optimistic and hopeful? Worried and concerned? Or Frustrated and angry?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Optimistic And Hopeful38%36%40%44%32%37%41%38%39%36%56%36%39%49%34%19%64%27%22%45%57%45%36%34%48%38%38%31%42%50%31%30%36%39%38%38%43%36%34%35%41%46%25%15%63%100%0%0%20%54%37%29%36%43%40%**
Worried And Concerned40%37%42%39%44%36%40%41%38%43%21%46%37%31%43%54%25%42%48%38%25%35%40%48%31%38%41%44%38%31%45%45%44%41%36%39%36%40%46%41%39%36%43%52%27%0%100%0%51%29%43%42%37%38%39%**
Frustrated And Angry19%23%15%12%22%24%17%17%21%18%21%12%21%17%20%24%9%29%27%15%16%16%22%13%20%23%18%23%17%16%21%21%16%17%24%21%16%21%18%22%16%17%28%30%7%0%0%100%26%14%18%25%25%15%18%**
Not Sure3%3%3%4%3%3%3%4%3%3%2%5%3%3%3%3%2%2%3%2%2%4%2%5%1%1%4%2%3%2%2%4%5%3%3%2%5%2%2%2%3%2%4%2%3%0%0%0%3%3%2%3%2%4%3%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Do you support? Or do you oppose? ... the federal government's financial bailout of American auto manufacturers?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Support47%46%47%50%41%49%48%45%49%46%57%46%47%55%44%20%74%40%22%57%79%53%44%47%50%55%45%35%54%71%36%19%49%45%44%52%51%42%47%44%50%64%31%14%77%72%34%26%18%69%52%36%37%49%51%**
Oppose38%44%32%24%40%42%44%32%43%39%30%23%42%32%40%65%13%43%66%28%12%22%46%28%38%37%39%50%31%16%50%59%37%35%41%42%29%43%37%48%35%27%55%72%8%16%47%65%68%16%31%54%39%35%35%**
Not Sure15%10%20%26%19%9%7%23%8%15%13%31%10%13%16%15%13%17%12%15%9%24%10%26%12%8%17%15%15%13%14%23%14%20%15%6%20%15%16%8%16%10%13%14%15%12%20%9%14%15%17%11%24%16%13%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Which one issue do you want the President to focus on ahead of all others? Jobs? Healthcare? Balancing the federal budget? Taxes? Keeping America safe? Education? Abortion? Social security? Medicare? Or something else?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Jobs40%41%39%36%47%37%40%42%38%39%46%40%40%45%38%41%41%39%41%42%38%40%39%43%44%35%42%36%43%42%42%28%37%38%43%42%38%40%45%39%100%0%0%39%42%43%40%34%40%41%37%29%41%38%44%**
Healthcare13%10%15%13%11%12%14%12%13%12%12%11%13%14%12%11%16%10%12%10%22%12%14%10%9%18%11%14%12%16%10%9%12%14%12%9%13%17%12%9%0%100%0%10%16%15%11%11%11%15%18%14%8%15%11%**
Balancing The Budget19%21%17%20%17%22%16%19%20%21%9%19%19%15%21%24%11%24%22%21%10%15%21%22%14%15%21%21%18%14%22%26%15%19%22%24%17%15%19%26%0%0%100%25%12%13%21%28%24%16%18%25%26%19%16%**
Taxes5%7%4%5%6%6%4%5%5%6%2%5%5%4%6%9%3%3%7%4%4%3%7%3%3%5%5%7%4%5%6%6%6%4%6%7%3%5%7%7%0%0%0%8%3%3%7%7%7%4%3%11%5%5%4%**
Keeping America Safe6%5%8%5%7%6%8%6%7%7%7%8%6%5%7%5%7%6%6%5%6%4%7%8%7%8%6%7%5%5%7%6%6%6%6%8%6%5%7%8%0%0%0%7%6%6%8%4%8%6%6%5%4%10%6%**
Education5%5%5%14%3%2%3%8%2%4%11%10%4%6%5%1%9%4%2%6%7%14%3%1%6%6%5%2%7%7%4%4%4%6%6%3%6%7%4%4%0%0%0%1%9%8%3%6%1%7%5%4%6%4%6%**
Abortion2%3%2%1%2%5%1%2%3%3%1%1%3%1%3%3%1%4%5%1%1%1%4%1%0%3%2%4%2%1%0%15%2%2%2%3%1%3%1%5%0%0%0%4%1%1%4%2%4%1%2%4%0%2%3%**
Social Security4%3%5%2%3%5%6%3%5%4%7%3%4%4%4%2%6%3%3%4%5%5%3%6%8%5%4%4%4%5%4%2%10%4%2%0%8%3%2%1%0%0%0%2%5%6%2%3%3%5%4%6%4%3%4%**
Medicare2%1%2%1%0%1%5%1%3%1%4%1%2%2%2%0%3%1%1%3%2%1%2%1%2%2%1%2%2%1%2%0%3%2%0%1%2%1%1%1%0%0%0%1%3%2%2%1%1%3%4%0%2%1%2%**
Something Else3%3%3%3%3%4%3%3%3%3%1%2%4%4%3%2%3%4%2%2%5%4%2%4%7%3%3%3%3%3%3%4%6%3%1%3%6%3%2%1%0%0%0%3%3%3%3%3%2%4%2%2%3%3%4%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Who would do better at balancing the federal budget?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Mitt Romney46%50%42%35%49%47%54%42%50%51%24%31%51%37%49%87%10%52%80%37%11%29%53%43%42%44%47%63%37%22%59%78%41%45%52%48%33%51%53%57%44%33%61%97%2%19%60%71%86%16%34%66%44%46%43%**
Barack Obama44%42%45%53%37%43%42%45%43%40%65%52%41%55%40%8%81%32%14%51%80%57%37%47%52%46%42%28%52%67%33%11%48%43%38%45%54%39%40%35%46%58%26%1%88%74%26%19%7%73%50%31%41%43%47%**
Not Sure10%8%13%12%14%10%4%13%8%9%11%17%8%8%11%6%9%16%7%12%8%14%10%10%6%10%10%8%11%11%9%11%11%12%10%8%14%10%8%8%9%9%14%3%10%8%13%10%7%12%16%3%15%11%10%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Who is more in touch with the average person?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Mitt Romney39%44%35%25%41%42%50%33%45%43%19%21%45%33%41%81%6%41%73%27%9%24%46%35%39%37%41%55%31%17%50%70%36%37%44%42%27%42%44%50%38%29%54%86%1%17%51%63%78%11%33%58%38%38%36%**
Barack Obama55%50%59%71%50%51%46%60%49%51%77%72%49%62%52%14%92%47%19%66%89%72%48%51%58%59%53%39%63%79%45%20%57%54%52%53%65%51%47%47%55%67%39%7%98%82%41%29%14%85%62%35%53%57%59%**
Not Sure6%7%6%4%9%7%3%7%6%7%3%7%6%5%7%5%3%13%8%7%2%4%6%14%3%5%7%6%6%5%6%10%6%8%4%6%7%6%9%3%7%4%7%8%2%2%8%9%8%5%5%7%9%5%6%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Who will do a better job of keeping America safe?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Mitt Romney43%49%38%28%49%45%53%39%48%48%22%27%49%37%46%85%9%46%79%32%11%26%51%41%38%42%45%59%35%20%54%73%41%42%48%44%29%49%49%55%43%32%60%93%2%18%56%68%84%13%34%63%39%44%41%**
Barack Obama49%45%52%63%41%47%43%52%46%44%71%62%45%57%46%12%85%38%15%58%85%66%41%50%55%51%47%35%57%72%37%19%52%48%46%48%59%46%42%39%51%63%30%3%93%78%34%20%11%79%57%32%51%50%50%**
Not Sure8%6%9%9%10%8%4%9%7%8%7%12%7%6%9%2%6%16%6%10%4%8%8%9%7%8%8%6%8%8%9%7%7%10%6%8%12%6%8%5%6%5%10%4%5%3%10%12%5%8%9%5%10%7%9%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
What is of greater concern in Ohio: voter fraud? Or voter suppression?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Voter Fraud44%47%41%38%45%43%52%41%47%45%43%37%47%37%47%59%29%49%66%39%18%44%44%41%46%47%44%54%39%33%50%57%46%44%48%37%40%48%45%47%42%36%54%67%24%33%48%63%63%31%49%56%42%43%42%**
Voter Suppression38%38%39%46%37%40%28%42%35%37%49%43%37%44%36%24%55%33%19%44%70%44%37%39%31%39%38%28%45%53%32%19%28%39%41%46%40%35%38%39%41%49%28%16%59%54%32%22%20%50%37%33%37%41%39%**
Not Sure18%15%20%16%18%17%20%17%18%19%8%20%17%19%17%17%16%18%15%17%12%12%19%19%24%14%18%19%16%14%18%24%26%16%11%17%21%17%17%13%17%15%17%17%17%13%20%15%17%19%13%11%21%16%20%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Do you support? Or oppose? ... the healthcare reform law that Congress passed in 2010?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Support36%35%37%42%29%40%33%35%37%35%46%38%36%45%33%9%63%29%12%45%71%45%33%37%32%41%36%26%43%58%26%12%31%38%32%45%39%33%37%34%40%56%17%4%70%64%22%12%8%59%42%22%34%36%39%**
Oppose48%54%43%34%54%50%55%44%52%51%32%35%53%41%51%82%18%56%80%41%14%34%56%43%41%49%49%64%41%24%61%76%47%49%52%46%37%54%52%57%46%33%65%90%10%23%60%75%83%22%40%65%45%48%48%**
Not Sure15%10%20%23%17%10%12%20%11%14%21%28%12%14%16%9%18%15%9%15%15%21%11%20%27%11%15%10%16%18%12%12%22%13%16%9%24%12%11%9%15%11%18%6%20%13%17%13%9%19%18%13%21%16%13%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
Do you support the Tea Party ... Strongly? Somewhat? Or not at all?
609 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanAlready Voted?Party AffiliationIdeologyMarriageUnionEvangelicalAbortionEducationIncomeTop Issue2012 VoteOutlook2008 VoteRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackCell PhoLandlineYesNoRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalSingleMarriedDivorcedWidowedYesNoYesNoLegalCertain IllegalHigh SchSome Col4-year CGraduate< $40K$40K - $$60K - $> $80KJobsHealthcaBalancinMitt RomBarack OOptimistWorried FrustratMcCainObamaToledo ADayton ACincinnaColumbusClevelanSE Ohio
Strongly17%19%15%9%20%17%24%14%20%17%22%9%20%16%18%33%8%14%37%6%8%12%19%13%23%19%16%27%10%7%22%27%18%18%15%15%14%21%22%14%17%19%22%34%5%9%20%29%33%7%15%25%20%14%15%**
Somewhat32%31%32%35%28%32%31%32%32%33%18%28%33%27%33%47%17%38%41%33%14%33%32%32%31%32%32%39%28%19%39%46%34%31%35%27%32%31%33%34%30%23%38%45%17%22%38%39%43%21%32%33%33%34%30%**
Not At All40%41%39%31%40%45%43%35%44%39%50%31%43%49%37%15%64%40%14%52%71%37%40%45%41%43%40%23%51%62%30%15%34%39%42%50%39%39%37%44%45%47%29%12%67%59%30%26%14%62%39%29%36%40%44%**
Not Sure11%8%14%25%12%5%2%18%4%11%10%32%4%7%12%5%12%9%9%9%7%19%9%11%4%6%12%11%11%11%9%12%14%12%8%8%16%9%8%8%8%10%12%9%10%10%12%6%11%10%13%13%12%11%10%**
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%48%52%24%25%31%20%49%51%84%11%24%76%26%74%32%39%25%34%38%18%22%58%13%7%22%75%32%62%37%45%13%23%37%25%15%35%23%18%23%40%13%19%44%47%38%40%19%40%51%9%11%14%21%41%4%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.