Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 49%, Romney 47% (CNN/Opinion Research Corporation 8/22-8/23/12)

Population 1,055 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CNN [PDF]
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2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 719 likely voters
Barack Obama I 49%
Mitt Romney 47%
Neither 2%
Undecided 2%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,055 adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 44%
Undecided 6%
Asked of Democratic registered voters
Approve 86%
Disapprove 10%
Undecided 4%
Asked of Republican registered voters
Disapprove 85%
Approve 13%
Undecided 2%
Asked of independent registered voters
Disapprove 47%
Approve 43%
Undecided 10%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 924 registered voters
Favorable 54%
Unfavorable 44%
Undecided 2%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 924 registered voters
Favorable 48%
Unfavorable 46%
Undecided 4%
Not Heard Enough 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 924 registered voters
Unfavorable 47%
Favorable 44%
Undecided 6%
Not Heard Enough 3%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 924 registered voters
Favorable 41%
Unfavorable 38%
Not Heard Enough 10%
Undecided 10%