Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 48%, Romney 48% (CNN/Opinion Research Corporation 8/31-9/3/12)

Population 1,005 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CNN
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2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 735 likely voters
Barack Obama I 48%
Mitt Romney 48%
Neither 2%
Undecided 1%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,005 adults
Approve 48%
Disapprove 45%
Undecided 7%
Asked of Democratic registered voters
Approve 84%
Disapprove 11%
Undecided 5%
Asked of Republican registered voters
Disapprove 84%
Approve 12%
Undecided 4%
Asked of independent registered voters
Disapprove 47%
Approve 43%
Undecided 10%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 877 registered voters
Favorable 54%
Unfavorable 44%
Undecided 2%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 877 registered voters
Favorable 49%
Unfavorable 43%
Undecided 8%
Not Heard Enough 1%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 877 registered voters
Favorable 46%
Unfavorable 43%
Undecided 8%
Not Heard Enough 3%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 877 registered voters
Favorable 42%
Unfavorable 38%
Undecided 13%
Not Heard Enough 8%