Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Republican National Convention Day 3
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Obama and Romney are now tied (at 43%) on the third day of the Reuters/Ipsos rolling daily convention tracking poll.
You’ll notice little change day-to-day for most of the measures; this is a rolling poll, which means we’re likely to see more incremental change rather than sudden changes.
A few key findings from today’s data:
- The candidates are tied at 43%; this is no change from yesterday for Romney and drop of two points (from 45%) for Obama.
- 74% of registered voters have heard at least something about the Republican National Convention – and this goes up to 84% among Republicans (and is 70% among Independent RVs and 63% among non-aligned RVs).
- Of those who have heard at least something about the Convention, 28% think it is going well and 21% think it is going poorly – with a majority (51%) giving it an ‘average’ rating so far.
- Main sources of information about the Convention are television (83%) and newspapers (40%)
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from August 25-29, 2012. For the survey, a sample of 1,545 American registered voters was interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points for all respondents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of a per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
Non-aligned Registered Voters are defined as those individuals not indicating a candidate preference at the Presidential Voting Intention question (Q3 below).
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