Ipsos/Reuters Poll: Conventions Day 9
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Obama and Romney remain essentially tied, with Romney on 46% to Obama’s 45%. As we head into the Democratic National Convention today, the President will seek to shore up his credibility on the number one issue for Americans, the economy. He has his work cut out for him: with 75% of Americans saying that they feel things are ‘off on the wrong track’ on this issue, it will be an uphill battle.
Going into the Convention, Obama has the advantage when it comes to some of his personal attributes – he is seen as more likeable, eloquent, and Presidential than Mitt Romney. He also scores higher on ‘understands people like me’. However, Romney has now overtaken Obama on ‘can be effective in Washington’, and the two are neck-and-neck on ‘tough enough for the job’, ‘represents America’, and ‘has the right values’.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from August 31 – Sept 4, 2012. For the survey, a sample of
1,447 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 2.9 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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