Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19013
 
More Share Obama's World View Than Romney's Or Santorum's: SurveyUSA asked 1,300 registered voters from across all 50 states which Presidential candidate's view of the world more closely matched their own.

* Asked to choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, 49% said Obama's view of the world is closer to their own; 35% said Romney's view is closer to theirs.
* Asked to choose between Obama and Rick Santorum, Obama's view of the world is seen as closer to their own by 52% of registered voters; Santorum's by 37%.
* SurveyUSA then asked those who chose both Romney and Santorum how the two Republicans' views matched up with their own; 51% of these voters said Santorum's view of the world was closer to their own; 43% said Romney's.

Women say Obama's view is closer to their own than Romney's by a 20 point margin, and closer to their own than Santorum's by 22 points. Men say Obama's view is closer to their own than either Romney's or Santorum's by identical 9-point margins.

 
Cell phone respondents and home phone respondents included in this research. 1,459 adults from the entire United States were interviewed by SurveyUSA 02/22/12. Of them, 1,300 were registered to vote and asked the questions that appear here. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (74% of registered voters) were interviewed on a home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (26% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device. In this research, cell phone and home phone respondents respond differently. Example: Cell phone respondents say Obama's world view is closer to their own than Santorum's by 40 points; Landline respondents say Obama's view is closer to their own than Santorum's by 8 points.
 
1Whose view of the world is closer to your own? Barack Obama's? Or Mitt Romney's?
1300 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationPartyTea Party MemberIdeologyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Obama's49%47%51%54%51%46%45%52%45%40%84%58%62%58%46%9%11%9%49%82%87%97%10%91%45%25%51%15%17%55%85%87%16%55%86%55%47%48%47%
Romney's35%38%31%26%33%41%41%29%41%41%10%31%21%23%39%84%67%67%17%6%4%2%75%3%31%66%32%72%65%24%9%3%68%24%8%27%33%37%39%
Not Sure16%14%18%20%16%13%15%18%14%19%6%12%17%19%15%7%22%24%34%13%9%1%15%6%24%9%17%13%18%21%5%10%16%21%7%18%19%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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%28%26%28%18%54%46%69%12%13%6%26%74%13%15%15%15%12%19%11%28%30%42%9%89%14%20%40%15%5%34%40%20%19%21%35%24%
 
 
2Whose view of the world is closer to your own? Barack Obama's? Or Rick Santorum's?
1300 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationPartyTea Party MemberIdeologyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Obama's52%50%55%59%55%49%44%57%47%44%87%53%73%63%49%9%17%11%61%82%88%98%13%92%49%28%55%14%21%60%86%88%19%60%87%58%53%50%52%
Santorum's37%41%33%28%32%43%46%30%44%42%9%40%18%23%41%87%68%71%20%5%5%1%77%4%33%64%34%79%67%25%9%2%72%25%7%29%35%39%40%
Not Sure11%9%13%13%13%8%10%13%9%14%3%7%9%14%10%4%15%18%20%13%6%1%10%4%17%8%11%6%11%15%5%10%9%15%6%13%12%11%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%
Composition of Registered Voters100%49%51%28%26%28%18%54%46%69%12%13%6%26%74%13%15%15%15%12%19%11%28%30%42%9%89%14%20%40%15%5%34%40%20%19%21%35%24%
 
 
3OK. Whose view of the world is closer to your own? Mitt Romney's? Or Rick Santorum's?
386 Registered Voters Who Picked Romney And Santorum in Previous QuestionsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationPartyTea Party MemberIdeologyIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineStrong RRepublicIndy LeaIndependIndy LeaDemocratStrong DRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoVery ConConservaModerateLiberalVery LibConservaModerateLiberalNortheasMidwestSouthWest
Romney's43%40%46%38%40%51%37%39%45%38%**66%**36%44%41%43%46%34%******42%**44%32%45%29%39%61%****34%61%**58%33%39%47%
Santorum's51%56%45%54%50%46%55%52%50%55%**34%**50%51%54%52%47%55%******53%**48%63%48%70%52%31%****60%31%**37%60%53%49%
Not Sure6%4%9%7%10%2%8%9%5%8%**0%**14%5%5%5%7%12%******5%**8%5%7%1%9%9%****6%9%**5%7%8%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%
Composition of Registered Voters Who Picked Romney And Santorum in Previous Questions100%56%44%20%23%34%23%43%57%81%3%14%2%16%84%34%30%28%5%1%2%0%64%2%34%17%81%32%38%25%3%0%70%25%4%15%19%38%28%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.