Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19773
 
1Do you plan to watch the Presidential debate tomorrow night?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Yes65%63%67%50%68%74%71%59%73%64%79%62%**66%71%59%67%72%64%72%51%76%
No32%36%28%49%28%22%25%39%23%32%21%38%**28%25%41%29%24%35%26%43%24%
Not Sure3%2%5%1%4%4%5%2%4%4%1%0%**5%3%0%4%4%1%2%5%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%28%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%37%28%34%38%36%17%53%35%12%
 
 
2What issue is most important to you in the 2012 election for President? The economy? Education? Foreign Affairs? Health care? National security? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Economy53%57%49%46%62%53%50%54%52%54%60%33%**61%52%47%58%56%37%50%51%68%
Education9%7%11%9%10%8%9%10%8%9%3%15%**6%13%10%5%11%19%13%4%8%
Foreign Affairs4%5%3%5%1%5%5%3%5%4%9%0%**4%4%5%3%6%6%5%2%7%
Health Care17%12%23%14%13%20%24%13%22%19%13%6%**19%21%11%13%20%21%17%19%14%
National Security8%12%4%15%6%6%4%11%5%5%12%32%**5%1%17%12%2%5%5%15%2%
Other7%7%8%7%8%8%5%7%7%7%3%14%**5%9%8%9%4%12%10%6%0%
Not Sure2%1%2%3%0%1%2%2%1%2%1%0%**1%0%3%0%1%0%1%3%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%28%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%37%28%34%38%36%17%53%35%12%
 
 
3How important will the Presidential debates be in influencing your vote for President in November? Very important? Somewhat important? Not very important? Or not at all important?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Very22%20%24%23%17%21%29%20%24%22%42%16%**22%29%17%26%21%24%24%19%22%
Somewhat28%24%32%20%40%29%23%29%27%28%21%33%**28%28%28%20%43%18%31%21%35%
Not Very21%22%19%18%21%23%21%19%22%20%11%42%**22%21%20%22%22%24%18%27%16%
Not At All28%34%23%36%21%27%27%29%27%30%27%10%**28%22%33%32%14%34%26%33%27%
Not Sure1%0%2%3%0%0%1%2%0%1%0%0%**0%0%3%0%0%0%2%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%28%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%37%28%34%38%36%17%53%35%12%
 
 
4Do you expect Barack Obama to be the clear winner? Mitt Romney? Or will there be no clear winner?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNortheasSoutheasWestern
Obama34%33%36%21%41%39%39%30%39%34%40%44%**13%74%26%17%50%54%37%30%38%
Romney30%29%30%30%33%24%33%31%28%32%28%11%**50%11%24%45%16%21%29%29%35%
No Clear Winner34%37%30%49%24%32%24%37%29%32%24%45%**35%13%49%36%32%23%32%38%26%
Not Sure2%1%3%0%2%4%3%1%4%2%8%0%**2%2%2%2%2%2%2%3%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%25%28%17%54%46%81%5%8%5%37%28%34%38%36%17%53%35%12%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.