Nationwide opinion polling for the 2012 United States presidential election

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This page lists nationwide public opinion polls that were conducted relating to the 2012 United States presidential election between Democratic Incumbent President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney, as well as other third-party and independent challengers.

The persons named in the polls were official candidates in the general election or former candidates for a particular party's nomination.

General election of 2012[edit]

Since convention nominations[edit]

Summary of the opinion polls taken since convention nominations for the U.S. presidential election

Two-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Barack Obama
Democratic
Mitt Romney
Republican
Leading
by %
Sample
Size*
Margin
of Error
(MoE)
RCP Average October 22 – November 4, 2012 48.8% 48.1% 0.7 --
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners November 4–5, 2012 47% 47% Tied 1000 LV ±3.1%
The Economist/YouGov November 3–5, 2012 49% 47% 2 740 LV Not reported
Gravis Marketing November 3–5, 2012 48% 48% Tied 872 LV ±3.3%
UPI/CVOTER November 3–5, 2012 49% 48% 1 3000 LV Not reported
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP November 3–5, 2012 50.3% 48.7% 1.6 712 LV ±3.7%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) November 3–5, 2012 49% 48% 1 3000 LV ±2.5%
American Research Group November 2–4, 2012 49% 49% Tied 1200 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation November 2–4, 2012 49% 49% Tied 693 LV ±3.5%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) November 1–4, 2012 49% 50% 1 2551 LV ±2%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) November 1–4, 2012 49% 45% 4 1080 LV Not reported
Monmouth University/Braun Research/SurveyUSA November 1–4, 2012 48% 48% Tied 1417 LV ±2.6%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) November 1–4, 2012 50% 48% 2 1300 LV ±2.7%
Angus Reid Public Opinion November 1–3, 2012 51% 48% 3 Not reported Not reported
NBC News/Wall Street Journal November 1–3, 2012 48% 47% 1 1475 LV ±2.55%
Pew Research Center October 31–November 3, 2012 48% 45% 3 2709 LV ±2.2%
YouGov October 31–November 3, 2012 48.5% 46.5% 2 36472 LV Not reported
UPI/CVOTER November 2, 2012 49% 48% 1 1074 LV ±4.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 31–November 2, 2012 48% 48% Tied 3000 LV ±2.5%
Purple Strategies October 31–November 1, 2012 47% 46% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Americans United for Change/Public Policy Polling (Daily Tracking) (D) October 30–November 1, 2012 49% 48% 1 1200 LV ±2.8%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners October 29–November 1, 2012 48% 49% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) October 28–November 1, 2012 47% 46% 1 4556 LV ±3.4%
ABC News/Washington Post (Daily Tracking) October 28–31, 2012 49% 48% 1 1293 LV ±3%
UPI/CVOTER October 15–31, 2012 49% 48% 1 3633 LV ±4.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 28–30, 2012 47% 49% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company October 28–30, 2012 46% 46% Tie 1128 LV ±3%
High Point University October 22–30, 2012 46% 43% 3 805 RV ±3.5%
The Economist/YouGov October 26–28, 2012 48% 47% 1 688 LV ±4.6%
United Technologies/National Journal October 25–28, 2012 50% 45% 5 713 LV ±4.4%
CBS News/New York Times October 25–28, 2012 48% 47% 1 563 LV ±4%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) October 25–28, 2012 49% 49% Tied 1400 LV ±2.6%
American Research Group October 25–28, 2012 48% 48% Tied 1200 LV ±3%
Pew Research Center October 24–28, 2012 47% 47% Tied 1495 LV ±2.9%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) October 22–28, 2012 46% 51% 5 2700 LV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 25–27, 2012 47% 50% 3 1500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post (Daily Tracking) October 24–27, 2012 48% 49% 1 1278 LV ±3%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) October 23–27, 2012 47% 45% 2 1291 LV ±3.1%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP (Daily Tracking) October 22–27, 2012 45.4% 44.1% 1.3 942 LV ±3.5%
Americans United for Change/Public Policy Polling (Daily Tracking) (D) October 23–25, 2012 48% 48% Tied 1200 LV ±2.8%
NPR/Resurgent Republic/Democracy Corps/North Star Opinion Research October 23–25, 2012 47% 48% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners October 22–25, 2012 49% 48% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
UPI/CVOTER October 19–25, 2012 48% 48% Tied 1203 LV ±4.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 22–24, 2012 47% 50% 3 1500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post (Daily Tracking) October 20–23, 2012 48% 49% 1 1394 LV ±3%
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper October 19–23, 2012 45% 47% 2 839 LV ±4.2%
Americans United for Change/Public Policy Polling (D) October 20–22, 2012 47% 49% 2 1200 LV ±2.8%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) October 18–22, 2012 46% 46% Tied 957 LV ±3.6%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 19–21, 2012 47% 49% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Monmouth University/Braun Research/SurveyUSA October 18–21, 2012 45% 48% 3 1402 ±2.6%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) October 18–21, 2012 49% 46% 3 1000 LV ±3.1%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) October 18–21, 2012 48% 48% Tied 1300 LV ±2.7%
American Research Group October 18–21, 2012 47% 48% 1 1200 LV ±3%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP (Daily Tracking) October 16–21, 2012 47.4% 43.4% 4 885 LV ±3.5%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) October 15–21, 2012 45% 51% 6 2700 LV ±2%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics October 18–20, 2012 49.7% 47.3% 2.4 800 LV ±3.5%
CBS News October 17–20, 2012 48% 46% 2 790 LV ±4%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal October 17–20, 2012 47% 47% Tie 816 LV ±3.43%
Americans United for Change/Public Policy Polling (D) October 17–19, 2012 49% 47% 2 1200 LV ±2.8%
Gravis Marketing October 18, 2012 44% 46% 2 805 LV ±3.4%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 16–18, 2012 48% 48% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners October 15–18, 2012 48% 49% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
UPI/CVOTER October 12–18, 2012 46% 48% 2 1254 LV ±4.5%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) October 12–16, 2012 46% 43% 3 1846 LV ±2.6%
University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant October 11–16, 2012 48% 45% 3 1023 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov October 13–15, 2012 47% 46% 1 826 LV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 13–15, 2012 47% 49% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP (Daily Tracking) October 10–15, 2012 47.3% 45.7% 1.6 931 LV ±3.5%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) October 12–14, 2012 46% 50% 4 1600 LV ±2.5%
American Research Group October 11–14, 2012 47% 48% 1 1200 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) October 8–14, 2012 47% 49% 2 2700 LV ±2%
ABC News/Washington Post October 10–13, 2012 49% 46% 3 923 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 10–12, 2012 48% 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Angus Reid Public Opinion[permanent dead link] October 10–11, 2012 47% 47% Tie Not reported Not reported
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners October 7–11, 2012 49% 48% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Reuters/Ipsos October 7–11, 2012 44% 47% 3 1092 LV ±3.4%
Monmouth University/Braun Research/SurveyUSA October 8–10, 2012 46% 47% 1 1360 LV ±2.7%
UPI/CVOTER October 4–10, 2012 46% 49% 3 1110 LV ±4.5%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company October 7–9, 2012 45% 46% 1 1109 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 7–9, 2012 48% 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP (Daily Tracking) October 4–9, 2012 45.7% 46.9% 1.2 812 LV ±3.5%
The Economist/YouGov October 6–8, 2012 49% 46% 3 763 LV Not reported
American Research Group October 5–8, 2012 47% 48% 1 1200 LV ±3%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics October 5–7, 2012 44.5% 45.1% 0.6 800 LV ±3.5%
Pew Research Center October 4–7, 2012 45% 49% 4 1112 LV ±3.4%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) October 1–7, 2012 48% 48% Tied 2700 LV ±2%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) October 4–7, 2012 47% 49% 2 1300 LV ±2.7%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 4–6, 2012 47% 49% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Reuters/Ipsos October 2–6, 2012 47% 45% 2 1492 ±2.9%
Clarus Research Group October 4, 2012 46% 47% 1 590 LV ±4.3%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners October 1–4, 2012 49% 48% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) October 1–3, 2012 49% 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Clarus Research Group October 2, 2012 49% 45% 4 590 LV ±4.3%
American Conservative Union/McLaughlin & Associates (R) September 30–October 2, 2012 49% 45% 4 1000 LV ±3.1%
The Economist/YouGov September 29–October 1, 2012 49% 44% 5 785 LV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos September 27–October 1, 2012 46% 41% 5 930 LV ±3.6%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation September 28–30, 2012 50% 47% 3 783 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 28–30, 2012 48% 45% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) September 27–30, 2012 49% 45% 4 1100 LV ±2.8%
United Technologies/National Journal September 27–30, 2012 47% 47% Tied 789 LV Not reported
American Research Group September 27–30, 2012 49% 46% 3 1200 LV ±3%
NPR/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner/Resurgent Republic September 26–30, 2012 50% 44% 6 800 LV Not reported
NBC News/Wall Street Journal September 26–30, 2012 49% 46% 3 832 LV ±3.40%
Quinnipiac University September 25–30, 2012 49% 45% 4 1912 LV ±2.2%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) September 24–30, 2012 49% 45% 4 3050 RV ±2%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics September 27–29, 2012 49.7% 41.1% 8.6 800 LV ±3.5%
ABC News/Washington Post September 26–29, 2012 49% 47% 2 813 LV ±4%
UPI/CVOTER September 23–29, 2012 49% 46% 3 855 LV ±4.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 25–27, 2012 47% 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Merriman River Group September 24–27, 2012 49% 46% 3 981 RV ±3.1%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners September 24–27, 2012 49% 47% 2 1000 LV ±3.1%
Fox News September 24–26, 2012 48% 43% 5 1092 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 22–24, 2012 47% 46% 1 1000 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov September 22–24, 2012 48% 43% 5 943 RV Not reported
Bloomberg/Selzer & Co. September 21–24, 2012 49% 43% 6 789 LV ±3.5%
Reuters/Ipsos September 20–24, 2012 49% 43% 6 1095 LV ±3.5%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) September 20–23, 2012 50% 45% 5 1200 LV ±2.8%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) September 17–23, 2012 48% 46% 2 3050 RV ±2%
JZ Analytics September 21–22, 2012 49% 40.7% 8.3 860 LV ±3.4%
UPI/CVOTER September 16–22, 2012 49% 46% 3 761 LV ±4.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 19–21, 2012 46% 46% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
American Research Group September 16–20, 2012 49% 47% 2 761 LV ±3.6%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners September 16–20, 2012 50% 46% 4 1000 LV ±3.1%
Angus Reid Public Opinion[permanent dead link] September 19–20, 2012 48% 46% 2 805 RV Not reported
Allstate/Heartland Monitor/National JournalFTI Communications September 15–19, 2012 50% 43% 7 1055 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 16–18, 2012 46% 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant September 11–18, 2012 46% 43% 3 1148 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov September 15–17, 2012 49% 44% 5 943 RV Not reported
Reason-Rupe September 13–17, 2012 52% 45% 7 787 LV ±4.3%
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper September 13–17, 2012 47% 46% 1 807 LV ±4.3%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) September 12–17, 2012 48% 43% 5 591 LV ±4.1%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) September 13–16, 2012 50% 46% 4 1000 LV ±3.1%
Monmouth University September 13–16, 2012 48% 45% 3 1344 LV ±2.5%
Pew Research Center September 12–16, 2012 51% 43% 8 2,192 LV ±2.4%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal September 12–16, 2012 50% 45% 5 736 LV ±3.61%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) September 10–16, 2012 48% 45% 3 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 13–15, 2012 46% 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
UPI/CVOTER September 8–14, 2012 49% 45% 4 3000 RV ±3%
JZ Analytics September 11–12, 2012 47.7% 42% 5.7 1014 LV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 10–12, 2012 46% 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
CBS News/New York Times September 8–12, 2012 49% 46% 3 1162 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) September 8–12, 2012 50% 45% 5 1000 LV ±3.1%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company September 9–11, 2012 48% 43% 5 1056 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov September 8–10, 2012 49% 45% 4 818 RV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos September 7–10, 2012 48% 45% 3 873 LV Not reported
Esquire/Yahoo! News/Langer Research Associates September 7–10, 2012 50% 46% 4 724 LV ±5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 7–9, 2012 50% 45% 5 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) September 7–9, 2012 50% 44% 6 1000 LV ±3.1%
ABC News/Washington Post September 7–9, 2012 49% 48% 1 710 LV ±4.5%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation September 7–9, 2012 52% 46% 6 709 LV ±3.5%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP September 4–9, 2012 46% 44% 2 808 RV ±3.5%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) September 3–9, 2012 49% 44% 5 3050 RV ±2%

*RV means "registered voters"; LV means "likely voters"; A means "adults". Polls with a (D), (R), or (L) indicate that they were sponsored by partisan groups affiliated with a party.

Three-way race[edit]

Poll Source Date Democratic
Candidate
% Republican
Candidate
% Libertarian
Candidate
% Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
Reason-Rupe September 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% Gary Johnson 6% 787 LV ±4.3%

*RV means "registered voters"; LV means "likely voters"

Four-way race[edit]

Poll Source Date Democratic
Candidate
% Republican
Candidate
% Libertarian
Candidate
% Green
Candidate
% Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation September 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 4% Jill Stein 3% 783 LV ±3.5%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation September 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 3% Jill Stein 1% 709 LV ±3.5%

*RV means "registered voters"; LV means "likely voters"

Five-way race[edit]

Poll Source Date Democratic
Candidate
% Republican
Candidate
% Libertarian
Candidate
% Green
Candidate
% Constitution
Candidate
% Leading by % Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
Zogby / JZAnalytics October 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47.5% Mitt Romney 45.4% Gary Johnson 3.3% Jill Stein 0.7% Virgil Goode 0.3% 2.1 800 LV ±3.5%
Zogby / JZAnalytics October 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 45.5% Mitt Romney 45.0% Gary Johnson 1.7% Jill Stein 0.3% Virgil Goode 0.0% 0.5 800 LV ±3.5%
JZ Analytics September 21–22, 2012 Barack Obama 48.7% Mitt Romney 39.8% Gary Johnson 2.3% Jill Stein 1.6% Virgil Goode 1.3% 8.9 860 LV ±3.4%
JZ Analytics September 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 46.3% Mitt Romney 38.9% Gary Johnson 2.1% Jill Stein 1.9% Virgil Goode 0.9% 7.4 1014 LV ±3.1%
Gallup Tracking September 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% Virgil Goode 1% 7 3,050 RV ±2.0%

*RV means "registered voters"; LV means "likely voters"

Before Convention Nominations[edit]

Both convention nominations were completed by September 6, 2012.

Two-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic
candidate
% Republican
candidate
% Leading by % Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
American Research Group September 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 49% 3 1200 LV ±3%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) September 2–6, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1363 LV Not reported
The Economist/YouGov September 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 737 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) September 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation August 31–September 3, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tie 735 LV ±3.5%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) August 27–September 2, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) August 28–September 1, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 43% 1 1288 LV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 29–31, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 LV ±3%
August 26–28, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1
The Economist/YouGov August 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 759 RV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos (Daily Tracking) August 24–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 749 LV Not reported
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) August 23–27, 2012 Barack Obama 49.1% Mitt Romney 47.2% 1.9 1000 LV ±3.1%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) August 23–26, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 1000 RV ±3.1%
CBS News August 22–26, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1051 RV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) August 20–26, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post August 22–25, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 857 RV ±4%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation August 22–23, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 924 RV ±3%
Public Notice/Tarrance Group (R) August 19–23, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 801 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 20–22, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Resurgent Republic/North Star Opinion Research (R) August 16–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1000 RV ±3.1%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company August 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1007 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov August 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 703 RV Not reported
NBC News/Wall Street Journal August 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4 1000 RV ±3.1%
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper August 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 885 RV ±4.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 17–19, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 44% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) August 16–19, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1000 RV ±3.1%
Monmouth University/SurveyUSA/ Braun Research August 15–19, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1149 LV ±2.9%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) August 13–19, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 3050 RV ±2%
Los Angeles Times/USC Annenberg/ Greenberg Quinlan Rosner/American Viewpoint August 13–19, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 954 LV ±3.2%
Angus Reid Public Opinion August 15–16, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 49% 4 898 A Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov August 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 850 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) August 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) August 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 8–10, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP August 3–10, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7 828 RV ±3.5%
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners August 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation August 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 45% 7 911 RV ±3.5%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company August 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9 930 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov August 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 733 RV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos August 2–6, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 1014 RV ±3.4%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) August 2–5, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) July 30–August 5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post July 25–August 5, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 2927 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) August 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
July 30–August 1, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3
The Economist/YouGov July 28–July 30, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 751 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) July 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) July 22–29, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 49% 5 1500 LV ±3%
Pew Research Center July 16–26, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 41% 10 1956 RV ±3.2%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) July 21–25, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 700 LV ±3.7%
The Economist/YouGov July 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 746 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) July 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 1000 RV ±3.1%
NBC/Wall Street Journal July 18–22, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 1000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) July 15–21, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
July 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company July 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4 901 RV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov July 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 742 RV Not reported
CBS News/New York Times July 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 942 RV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) July 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) July 8–14, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 3050 RV ±2%
Angus Reid Public Opinion July 12–13, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied 886 A Not reported
NPR/Democracy Corps/Resurgent Republic/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) July 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1000 LV ±3.10%
McClatchy/Marist College July 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 849 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov July 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 44% 1 715 RV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos July 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 885 RV ±3.4%
Pew Research Center June 28 – July 9, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 2373 RV ±2.3%
JZ Analytics/Washington Times July 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42.8% 0.8 800 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post July 5–8, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 855 RV ±4%
Quinnipiac University July 1–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 2722 RV ±1.9%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) June 30–July 7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) July 1–5, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov June 30 – July 2, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 715 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 29–July 1, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1500 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation June 28 – July 1, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 1,390 RV ±2.5%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) June 28 – July 1, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) June 23–29, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 3050 RV ±2%
Newsweek/The Daily Beast/Schoen Consulting June 28, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 600 LV ±4%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 26–28, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) June 23–27, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 1000 LV ±3.1%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company June 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 40% 5 912 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov June 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 715 RV Not reported
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) June 21–24, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1000 RV ±3.1%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal June 20–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 819 RV ±3.4%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 20–22, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 48% 5 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) June 16–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 17–19, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov June 16–18, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied 715 RV Not reported
Bloomberg/Selzer & Co. June 15–18, 2012 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 40% 13 734 LV ±3.6%
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper June 14–18, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 878 RV ±4.2%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) June 14–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1000 RV ±3.1%
Pew Research Center June 7–17, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 1563 RV ±2.9%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) June 9–15, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov June 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2 836 RV Not reported
Reuters/Ipsos June 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 848 RV ±3.4%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 8–10, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) June 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 1000 RV ±3.1%
Angus Reid Public Opinion June 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1794 A Not reported
Gallup (Daily Tracking) June 2–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP June 1–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 841 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Tarrance Group/Bankrupting America (R) June 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 800 LV Not reported
Monmouth University June 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1152 LV ±2.9%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company June 3–5, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 43% Tied 907 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) June 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov June 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5 836 RV Not reported
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) May 31–June 3, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 1000 RV ±3.1%
Pew Research Center May 9–June 3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 2338 RV ±2.3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 30–June 1, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) May 25–June 1, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 3050 RV ±2%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation May 29–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 895 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov May 26–28, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 850 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) May 18–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov May 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 850 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) May 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1000 RV ±3.1%
ABC News/Washington Post May 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 874 RV ±4%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal May 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) May 11–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 RV ±2.%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP May 9–16, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 40% 3 856 RV ±3.3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company May 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7 913 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov May 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 46% 4 715 RV Not reported
Ron Sachs Communications/Mason-Dixon Polling & Research May 10–14, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1000 LV ±3%
CBS News/New York Times May 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 46% 3 562 RV ±4%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) May 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1000 RV ±3.1%
The Washington Times/JZ Analytics May 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 43.2% Mitt Romney 43.6% 0.4 800 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 50% 8 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) May 4–10, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 RV ±2%
Angus Reid Public Opinion May 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 49% 3 769 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 49% 5 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov May 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 43% 1 715 RV Not reported
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper May 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 871 RV ±4.2%
Reuters/Ipsos May 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 959 RV ±3.2%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) May 3–May 5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) May 3–May 4, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1000 RV ±3.1%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP April 27–May 4, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 856 RV ±3.3%

Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners

April 29–May 3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1000 LV ±3.1%
Resurgent Republic/North Star Opinion Research (R) April 30–May 2, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 1000 RV ±3.10%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 30–May 2, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) April 28–May 1, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied 1000 LV ±3.5%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) April 27–May 1, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 2200 RV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov April 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 715 RV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) April 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 1000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1500 LV ±3%

Gallup (Daily Tracking)

April 21–26, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 2200 RV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company April 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 913 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov April 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 715 RV Not reported

United Technologies/National Journal

April 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 39% 8 1004 A ±3.7%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) April 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 1000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) April 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 2200 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 47% 4 1500 LV ±3%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal April 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 Not reported Not reported
CBS News/New York Times April 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 852 RV ±3%
Quinnipiac University April 11–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 2577 RV ±1.9%
The Economist/YouGov April 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 715 RV Not reported
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation April 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 43% 9 910 RV ±3.5%
Public Policy Polling April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 900 RV ±3.3%
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 1000 RV ±3.1%
[1]Archived 2012-04-17 at the Wayback Machine April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 891 RV ±3.3%
Gallup (Daily Tracking) April 11–15, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 2200 RV ±3%
Pew Research Center April 4–15, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 2373 RV ±2.3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1500 LV ±3%
Angus Reid Public Opinion Apr 12–13, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 701 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11 651 RV
Barack Obama 56% Newt Gingrich 33% 23 651 RV
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company April 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 910 RV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov April 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 41% 6
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 41% 6
ABC News/Washington Post April 5–8, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 44% 7 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 42% 10
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) April 3–5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 41% 6
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP March 30–April 5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 38% 8 816 RV ±3.3%
The Economist/YouGov March 31–April 3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 38% 13
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 42% 7
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 41% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 31–April 2, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 42% 4
March 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
March 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 43% 4
The Economist/YouGov March 24–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 40% 11
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 45% 2
Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 42% 2
USA Today/Gallup March 25–26, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 901 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 43% 8
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation March 24–25, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Mitt Romney 43% 11 925 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 55% Rick Santorum 42% 13
Suffolk University March 21–25, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 37% 10 1070 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 35% 14
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 31% 19
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 28% 21
Angus Reid Public Opinion March 23–24, 2012 Barack Obama 58% Newt Gingrich 32% 26 652 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 38% 14 632 RV
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 45% 6 693 RV
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 43% 7 693 RV
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
McClatchy/Marist College March 20–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 846 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 43% 5
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 38% 15
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 40% 10
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 41% 8
The Economist/YouGov March 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 39% 12
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 40% 12
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 42% 5
Reason-Rupe Public Opinion March 10–20, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 40% 6 1200 A ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 37% 10
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 37% 10
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 16–18, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 43% 6
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 40% 10
Public Policy Polling March 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 42% 8 900 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 43% 3
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 45% 3
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 43% 6
The Economist/YouGov March 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 41% 10
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 43% 7
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 42% 6
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 10–12, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company March 10–12, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 912 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 35% 18
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 39% 12
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 38% 12
Bloomberg/Selzer & Company March 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied 746 LV ±3.6%
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 44% 6
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 41% 11
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 43% 5
Reuters/Ipsos March 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 41% 11 937 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 42% 10
CBS News/New York Times March 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 878 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 44% 4
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 39% 10
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 38% 14
Pew Research Center March 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Mitt Romney 42% 12 1188 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 43% 10
ABC News/Washington Post March 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 46% 3
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 48% 5 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 46% 1
March 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 40% 9
The Economist/YouGov March 3–6, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 39% 11
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 42% 8
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 41% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) March 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 43% 4
NBC News/Wall Street Journal February 29–March 3, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 42% 8
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 39% 14
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 42% 4
The Economist/YouGov February 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 38% 14 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 39% 9
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 41% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 43% 2
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
February 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 42% 6
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners February 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 43% 10 1000 LV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 42% 11
The Economist/YouGov February 18–21, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 36% 13 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 37% 12
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 41% 10
Quinnipiac University February 14–20, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 2605 RV ±1.9%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 44% 3
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 39% 11
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper February 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 42% 10 1000 A ±4.1%
Barack Obama 53% Ron Paul 44% 9
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% 8
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 43% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 44% 2
USA Today/Gallup February 16–19, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 50% 4 898 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 44% 3
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 40% 8
Angus Reid Public Opinion February 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17 630 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11 608 RV
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 665 RV
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 46% 3 652 RV
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 42% 6
Democracy Corps/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) February 11–14, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1000 LV ±3.5%
The Economist/YouGov February 11–14, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 37% 15
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 42% 7
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 41% 8
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation February 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 42% 13 937 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 45% 7
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 46% 5
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 45% 7
CBS News/New York Times February 8–13, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6 1064 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 41% 8
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 36% 18
Public Policy Polling February 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 40% 12 1200 RV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 41% 8
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 44% 5
Pew Research Center February 8–12, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 44% 8 1172 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 43% 10
Barack Obama 57% Newt Gingrich 39% 18
Fairleigh Dickinson University/ PublicMind February 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4 903 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 36% 15
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 39% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 39% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 41% 7
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/
Shaw & Company
February 6–9, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5 1110 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 38% 13
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 38% 12
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 38% 10
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov February 4–7, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 39% 12 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 36% 18
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 37% 15
Barack Obama 51% Ron Paul 39% 12
Reuters/Ipsos February 2–6, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6 881 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 38% 12
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) February 3–5, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 1500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post February 1–4, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 45% 6 879 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 43% 11
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) January 31 – February 2, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1500 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov January 28–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9 715 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 37% 15
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 40% 10
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 40% 8
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) January 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 37% 13
Daily Kos/Service Employees' International Union/Public Policy Polling (D) January 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 1000 RV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 40% 9
USA Today/Gallup January 27–28, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tied 907 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 41% 12
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 43% 8
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 46% 3
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) January 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
January 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 41% 7
NBC News/Wall Street Journal January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 37% 18
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 38% 15
The Economist/YouGov January 21–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 41% 6 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 39% 10
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 40% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research (Daily Tracking) January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 7 1500 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 41% 7
January 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 40% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 17–18, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 38% 10 1000 LV ±3%
Angus Reid Public Opinion January 17–18, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 710 A Not reported
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 38% 17 662 A
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 40% 11 625 A
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 40% 10 662 A
Barack Obama 57% Rick Perry 34% 23 617 A
CBS News/New York Times January 12–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1021 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 39% 11
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 38% 11
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 42% 4
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 38% 12
Barack Obama 47% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 36% 11
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 15–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 38% 9 1000 LV ±3%
Public Policy Polling January 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 42% 7
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 42% 8
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 42% 5
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 40% 11
Pew Research Center January 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5 1207 RV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post January 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 48% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 40% 12
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 42% 7
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 41% 11
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company January 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 906 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 38% 12
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation January 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 48% 1 928 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 46% 2
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 45% 6
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 43% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Ron Paul 37% 6 1000 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps/Center for American Progress/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1000 LV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 9–10, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3 1000 LV ±3%
The Economist/YouGov January 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 41% 3
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 41% 7
Reuters/Ipsos January 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 896 RV ±3.2%
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 41% 7
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 40% 11
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 38% 15
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 38% 8 1000 LV ±3%
CBS News January 4–8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1247 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 8
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 45% 1
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 43% 4
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 42% 7
Barack Obama 48% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 41% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 5–6, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 39% 7 1000 LV ±3%
January 3–4, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42% Tied
The Economist/YouGov December 31, 2011 –
January 3, 2012
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9 715 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research January 1–2, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10 1000 LV ±3%
December 29–30, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 33% 13
December 27–28, 2011 Barack Obama 39% Mitt Romney 45% 6
December 25–26, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 37% 10
December 20–21, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3
The Economist/YouGov December 17–20, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 37% 13
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 18–19, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 37% 11 1000 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 45% 7 928 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 56% Newt Gingrich 40% 16
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 45% 7
Barack Obama 57% Michele Bachmann 38% 19
Barack Obama 57% Rick Perry 39% 18
Public Policy Polling December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 44% 5
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 41% 5
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 41% 9
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 40% 10
ABC News/Washington Post December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 43% 8
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 44% 5
USA Today/Gallup December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 48% 2 898 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 48% 2
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 37% 10 1000 LV ±3%
December 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1
December 12–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
The Economist/YouGov December 10–13, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 39% 9
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 40% 7
Reuters/Ipsos December 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8 921 RV ±3.2%
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 38% 13
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 37% 13
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper December 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1000 A ±4%
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 42% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Ron Paul 35% 8 1000 LV ±3%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal December 7–11, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 40% 11
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 37% 13
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 8–9, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1000 LV ±3%
USA Today/Gallup December 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 883 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 44% 6
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Newt Gingrich 40% 5 1000 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company December 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2 911 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 40% 6
The Economist/YouGov December 3–6, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 42% 4
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 44% 2
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 4–5, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Rick Perry 34% 12 1000 LV ±3%
Fairleigh Dickinson University/PublicMind November 29 – December 5, 2011 Barack Obama 53% Rick Perry 35% 18 855 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 42% 6
Barack Obama 50% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 32% 18
Barack Obama 56% Herman Cain 30% 26
Barack Obama 54% Ron Paul 35% 19
Barack Obama 57% Michele Bachmann 30% 27
Barack Obama 55% Rick Santorum 34% 21
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research December 2–3, 2011 Barack Obama 41% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 34% 7 1000 LV ±3%
November 30 – December 1, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 40% 2
November 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Newt Gingrich 45% 2
November 26–27, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 36% 10
November 21–22, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% 6
November 19–20, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 40% 6
Quinnipiac University November 14–20, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 2552 RV ±1.9%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 37% 13
IBOPE/Zogby International November 15–17, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2 2064 LV ±2.2%
Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 46% 1
Barack Obama 47% Herman Cain 44% 3
Barack Obama 45% Ron Paul 38% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Perry 41% 7
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Michele Bachmann 33% 12 1000 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company November 13–15, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2 914 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 41% 5
Barack Obama 47% Herman Cain 38% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 13–14, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 36% 10 1000 LV ±3%
Pew Research Center November 9–14, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1576 RV ±3.0%
Barack Obama 53% Rick Perry 42% 11
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 42% 12
Barack Obama 54% Herman Cain 42% 12
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation November 11–13, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 51% 4 925 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 45% 7
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 45% 8
Barack Obama 53% Herman Cain 43% 10
Public Policy Polling November 10–13, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 800 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 43% 6
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 41% 6
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 41% 7
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 39% 10
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 39% 11
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 11–12, 2011 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 38% 12 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 9–10, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 42% 1 1000 LV ±3%
McClatchy/Marist College November 8–10, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 45% 2 872 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 41% 8
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 39% 10
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 40% 11
Barack Obama 54% Michele Bachmann 35% 19
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners November 6–9, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 1000 LV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 40% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 7–8, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 37% 11 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 5–6, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Rick Perry 35% 9 1000 LV ±3%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal November 2–5, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 53% Herman Cain 38% 15
ABC News/Washington Post October 31 – November 3, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 45% 5
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 43% 8
Reuters/Ipsos October 31 – November 3, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 44% 1 937 RV ±3.2%
Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 41% 5
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 41% 6
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 1–2, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 41% 1 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 30–31, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Herman Cain 38% 5 1000 LV ±3%
Vanity Fair/60 Minutes/CBS News October 28–31, 2011 Barack Obama 40% George W. Bush[1] 31% 9 1033 A ±3%
Quinnipiac University October 25–31, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5 2294 RV ±2.1%
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 40% 10
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 37% 15
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 36% 16
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 35% 9 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 26–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 38% 7 1000 LV ±3%
USA Today/Gallup October 20–27, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied 1169 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 46% 2
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 45% 4
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 24–25, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 20–21, 2011 Barack Obama 39% Jon Huntsman 32% 7 1000 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps/Center for American Progress/Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) October 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1000 LV Not reported
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 42% 1 1000 LV ±3%
Associated Press/GfK Group/Roper October 13–17, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1000 A ±4%
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 43% 6
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 42% 9
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 41% Herman Cain 43% 2 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 12–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 34% 15 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 35% 14 1000 LV ±3%
Time/Abt SRBI October 9–10, 2011 Hillary Clinton 55% Mitt Romney 38% 17 838 LV Not reported
Hillary Clinton 58% Rick Perry 32% 26
Hillary Clinton 56% Herman Cain 34% 22
Time/Abt SRBI Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 38% 12
Public Policy Polling October 7–10, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 42% 6
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 39% 8
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 39% 11
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 38% 12
NBC News/Wall Street Journal October 6–10, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 38% 11
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 39% 12
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 8–9, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 41% 2 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 39% 3 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 4–5, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Gary Johnson 27% 15 1000 LV ±3%
Pew Research Center September 22 – October 4, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tied 1901 RV ±3.0%
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 46% 4
Quinnipiac University September 27 – October 3, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 46% 4 2118 RV ±2.1%
Barack Obama 42% Chris Christie 45% 3
Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 44% 1
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research October 2–3, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 34% 11 1000 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post September 29 – October 2, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 48% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 45% Chris Christie 45% Tied
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 46% 3
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 30 – October 1, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Rick Perry 37% 6 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 26–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 38% 5 1000 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company
September 25–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3 925 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 39% 8
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 24–25, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 34% 10 1000 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation September 23–25, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 917 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 51% Ron Paul 47% 4
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 46% 5
Barack Obama 54% Michele Bachmann 42% 8
Barack Obama 58% Sarah Palin 37% 21
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 20–21, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 32% 16 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 18–19, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3 1000 LV ±3%
Harris Interactive September 12–19, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 53% 6 2462 A Not reported
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 51% 2
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 49% 2
Barack Obama 54% Herman Cain 46% 8
Barack Obama 54% Michele Bachmann 46% 8
Barack Obama 54% Jon Huntsman 46% 8
Barack Obama 54% Rick Santorum 46% 8
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 45% 10
Barack Obama 57% Sarah Palin 43% 14
USA Today/Gallup September 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 889 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 45% 5
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Jon Huntsman 35% 8 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Rick Perry 39% 7 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Michele Bachmann 33% 13
McClatchy/Marist College
September 13–14, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 825 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 44% 5
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 41% 9
Barack Obama 53% Michele Bachmann 40% 13
Bloomberg News/Selzer & Co. September 9–12, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 997 A ±3.1%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 40% 9
Reuters/Ipsos September 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 932 RV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 42% 7
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 42% 8
Barack Obama 51% Jon Huntsman 37% 14
Barack Obama 54% Michele Bachmann 36% 18
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research September 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 40% Mitt Romney 43% 3 1000 LV ±3.8%
Public Policy Polling September 8–11, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 665 RV ±3.8%
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 41% 11
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 41% 12
Barack Obama 53% Michele Bachmann 39% 14
ABC News/Washington Post August 29 – September 1, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 49% 4 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 46% Rick Perry 47% 1
Barack Obama 47% Jon Huntsman 42% 5
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 44% 6
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 41% 12
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research August 23–30, 2011 Barack Obama 41% Rick Perry 44% 3 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 39% 4
Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 35% 7
Barack Obama 46% Michele Bachmann 38% 8
Quinnipiac University August 16–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 2730 RV ±1.9%
Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 42% 3
Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 39% 9
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 37% 14
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research August 17–22, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Rick Perry 40% 3 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 43% Michele Bachmann 39% 4
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 38% 8
Public Policy Polling August 18–21, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 43% 6
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 42% 8
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 39% 10
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 40% 13
Gallup August 17–18, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 48% 2 874 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 47% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 45% 2
Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 44% 4
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research August 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 39% Ron Paul 38% 1 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 33% 17
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation August 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rudy Giuliani 51% 6 930 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 46% 5
Barack Obama 51% Michele Bachmann 45% 6
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 41% 14
McClatchy/Marist College August 2–4, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Rudy Giuliani 43% 5 807 RV ±3.2%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 41% 5
Barack Obama 49% Tim Pawlenty 36% 13
Barack Obama 52% Michele Bachmann 35% 17
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 33% 19
Public Policy Polling July 15–17, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 928 RV ±3.2%
Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 41% 7
Barack Obama 48% Tim Pawlenty 39% 9
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 36% 12
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 37% 16
ABC News/Washington Post July 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 42% 10
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 40% 13
Barack Obama 55% Michele Bachmann 40% 15
NBC News/Wall Street Journal July 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 35% 15
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research June 24 – July 17, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 41% Ron Paul 37% 4
Barack Obama 44% Rudy Giuliani 39% 5
Barack Obama 44% Rick Perry 39% 5
Barack Obama 46% Michele Bachmann 39% 7
Barack Obama 44% Chris Christie 37% 7
Barack Obama 47% Sarah Palin 38% 9
Barack Obama 44% Tim Pawlenty 32% 12
Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 31% 14
Barack Obama 44% Jon Huntsman 28% 16
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 30% 18
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 28% 21
Quinnipiac University July 5–11, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 41% 6 2311 RV ±2%
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 38% 12
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 37% 13
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 34% 19
McClatchy/Marist College June 15–23, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 801 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 47% Tim Pawlenty 33% 14
Barack Obama 49% Michele Bachmann 37% 12
Barack Obama 48% Rick Perry 39% 9
Barack Obama 48% Rudy Giuliani 41% 7
Barack Obama 47% Sarah Palin 30% 17
NBC News/Wall Street Journal June 9–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 37% 13
Public Policy Polling June 9–12, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 520 RV ±4.3%
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 39% 11
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 38% 14
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 39% 13
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 38% 10
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Corporation
June 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7 912 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 32% 19
Barack Obama 47% Rudy Giuliani 43% 4
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 35% 21
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 34% 19
Barack Obama 49% Chris Christie 34% 15
Reuters/Ipsos June 3–6, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 38% 13 1132 A ±3%
Barack Obama 53% Tim Pawlenty 34% 19
Barack Obama 52% Jon Huntsman 34% 18
Barack Obama 57% Sarah Palin 34% 23
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 34% 21
Barack Obama 53% Michele Bachmann 33% 20
Barack Obama 54% Ron Paul 36% 18
Barack Obama 54% Rick Perry 34% 20
Barack Obama 53% Herman Cain 34% 19
Quinnipiac University May 31-June 6, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Jon Huntsman 34% 14 1946 RV ±2.2%
Barack Obama 48% Tim Pawlenty 36% 12
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 41% 6
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 36% 17
ABC News/Washington Post June 2-5, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 49% 3 874 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 44% 6
Barack Obama 50% Jon Huntsman 40% 10
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 41% 9
Barack Obama 51% Michele Bachmann 40% 11
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 40% 15
Public Policy Polling May 23–25, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14 600 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 54% Sarah Palin 37% 17
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
The Economist/YouGov May 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3 1000 A ±3.7%
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 36% 12
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 35% 16
Suffolk University May 10–17, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 1070 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 47% Tim Pawlenty 31% 16
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 30% 20
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 38% 14
Barack Obama 48% Mitch Daniels 30% 18
Harris Interactive May 9–16, 2011 Barack Obama 59% Donald Trump 41% 18 2184 A Not reported
Barack Obama 59% Jon Huntsman 41% 18
Barack Obama 59% Herman Cain 41% 18
Barack Obama 58% Sarah Palin 42% 16
Barack Obama 58% Tim Pawlenty 42% 16
Barack Obama 58% Michele Bachmann 42% 16
Barack Obama 57% Rick Santorum 43% 14
Barack Obama 57% Gary Johnson 43% 14
Barack Obama 57% Mitch Daniels 43% 14
Barack Obama 56% Newt Gingrich 44% 12
Barack Obama 55% Ron Paul 45% 10
Barack Obama 52% Mike Huckabee 48% 4
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 49% 2
Barack Obama 49% Rudy Giuliani 51% 2
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners May 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 40% 12 1000 LV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 52% Tim Pawlenty 38% 14
Reuters/Ipsos May 5–9, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8 876 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 51% Tim Pawlenty 33% 18 600 A Not reported
Barack Obama 51% Jon Huntsman 30% 21
Barack Obama 51% Mike Huckabee 39% 12
Barack Obama 54% Sarah Palin 35% 19
Barack Obama 51% Mitch Daniels 33% 18
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 35% 18
Barack Obama 54% Michele Bachmann 33% 19
Barack Obama 57% Donald Trump 30% 27
Public Policy Polling May 5–8, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 42% 7 814 RV ±3.4%
Barack Obama 54% Sarah Palin 37% 17
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 38% 14
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Barack Obama 48% Mitch Daniels 34% 14
Barack Obama 52% Michele Bachmann 38% 14
Public Policy Polling Dennis Kucinich 43% Sarah Palin 36% 7
Dennis Kucinich 40% Donald Trump 36% 4
ABC News/Washington Post April 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 37% 19 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 39% 15
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4
Barack Obama 50% Mike Huckabee 44% 6
Barack Obama 52% Tim Pawlenty 39% 13
Barack Obama 52% Donald Trump 39% 13
Barack Obama 52% Michele Bachmann 38% 14
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research March 6–31, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mike Huckabee 43% Tied 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 40% 5
Barack Obama 42% Haley Barbour 34% 8
Barack Obama 42% Ron Paul 34% 8
Barack Obama 45% Tim Pawlenty 35% 10
Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 38% 10
Barack Obama 42% Jon Huntsman 31% 11
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 37% 12
Barack Obama 45% Mitch Daniels 32% 13
Barack Obama 43% Herman Cain 25% 18
Newsweek/Daily Beast/Schoen Consulting February 12–15, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 46% Tied 918 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 40% 11
Barack Obama 43% Donald Trump 41% 2
Public Policy Polling February 11–14, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3 600 RV ±4.0%
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 40% 9
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 41% 5
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 39% 9
Barack Obama 48% Donald Trump 34% 14
Barack Obama 50% Jeb Bush 36% 14
Barack Obama 48% George W. Bush[1] 44% 4
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Corporation February 7–9, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7 911 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 41% 8
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 45% 11
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 35% 20
Barack Obama 54% Jeb Bush 34% 20
Rasmussen Reports January 31 – February 1, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Jon Huntsman 33% 10 Not reported Not reported
January 29–30, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Haley Barbour 30% 17
January 27–28, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 25% 17
January 23–24, 2011 Barack Obama 45% John Thune 31% 14
January 21–22, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitch Daniels 25% 19
January 19–20, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Tim Pawlenty 32% 15
January 17–18, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 35% 9
January 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 39% 8
January 11–14, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mike Huckabee 43% Tied
January 7–10, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 38% 11
January 3–4, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2
McClatchy/Marist College January 6–10, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 38% 13 827 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 50% Mike Huckabee 38% 12
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 30% 26
NBC News/Wall Street Journal December 9–13, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 33% 22
Barack Obama 47% John Thune 27% 20
McClatchy/Marist College December 2–8, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 873 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 43% 4
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Public Policy Polling November 19–21, 2010 Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 45% 3 707 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 42% 9
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 43% 6
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1
Barack Obama 48% Marco Rubio 37% 11
Politico/Qualcomm/Penn Schoen Berland November 8–11, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Sarah Palin 33% 13 1000 A ±3.1%
Barack Obama 40% Mitt Romney 32% 8
Barack Obama 39% Tim Pawlenty 21% 18
Barack Obama 40% Mike Huckabee 34% 6
Barack Obama 40% Haley Barbour 20% 20
Barack Obama 48% Warren Buffett 52% 4
Barack Obama 53% Donald Trump 47% 6
Barack Obama 53% Alan Mulally 47% 6
Barack Obama 56% Michael Bloomberg 44% 12
Barack Obama 55% Glenn Beck 45% 10
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 48% 4
Barack Obama 56% Lou Dobbs 44% 12
Barack Obama 58% Rush Limbaugh 42% 16
Barack Obama 60% Jay Leno 40% 20
Barack Obama 61% Jon Stewart 39% 22
Barack Obama 63% Oprah Winfrey 37% 26
CNN/Opinion Research Corp. October 27–30, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 52% 8 921 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 50% 5
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 47% 2
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 44% 8
Bloomberg/Selzer & Co. October 7–10, 2010 Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 35% 16 721 RV ±3.7%
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Corporation September 28–29, 2010 Barack Obama 41% Mitt Romney 40% 1 900 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 35% 13
Barack Obama 43% Mike Huckabee 40% 3
Barack Obama 45% Jeb Bush 37% 8
Barack Obama 42% Chris Christie 30% 12
Politico/George Washington University/Tarrance Group/Lake Research Partners September 19–22, 2010 Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 40% 10 1000 LV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 46% Mitch Daniels 39% 7
Public Policy Polling September 10–13, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 47% 3 590 RV ±4.0%
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 43% 6
Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 43% 4
Barack Obama 48% Glenn Beck 39% 9
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Politico/Qualcomm/Penn Schoen Berland August 6–11, 2010 Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 33% 17 1668 RV ±2.4%
Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 33% 9
Barack Obama 42% Tim Pawlenty 23% 19
Barack Obama 43% Mike Huckabee 35% 8
Barack Obama 43% Haley Barbour 21% 22
Public Policy Polling August 6–9, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3 606 RV ±4.0%
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 43% 6
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 42% 7
Barack Obama 47% Chris Christie 31% 16
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3
Barack Obama 46% Basil Marceaux 21% 25
The Economist/YouGov July 17–20, 2010 Barack Obama 41.2% Sarah Palin 31.0% 10.2 1000 A ±3.5%
Zogby Interactive July 16–19, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2 8487 LV Not reported
Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 37% 11
Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 37% 9
Barack Obama 47% George W. Bush[1] 38% 9
Barack Obama 46% Tom Selleck 23% 23
Barack Obama 45% Clint Eastwood 28% 17
Barack Obama 45% Chuck Norris 29% 16
Politico/Qualcomm/Penn Schoen Berland July 9–14, 2010 Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 36% 12 1011 A ±3.1%
Barack Obama 39% Tim Pawlenty 21% 18
Barack Obama 39% Haley Barbour 21% 18
Barack Obama 39% Mike Huckabee 35% 4
Barack Obama 39% Mitt Romney 35% 4
Public Policy Polling
July 9–12, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 47% 2 667 RV ±3.8%
Barack Obama 46% Sarah Palin 46% Tied
Barack Obama 45% Newt Gingrich 46% 1
Barack Obama 44% Jan Brewer 36% 8
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 46% 3
Time/Abt SRBI July 12–13, 2010 Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 34% 21 1003 A Not reported
Public Policy Polling June 4–7, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3 650 RV ±3.8%
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 41% 9
Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 39% 8
Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 44% 2
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 36% 10
Public Policy Polling May 7–9, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 707 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 43% 7
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 42% 7
Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 45% 1
Barack Obama 46% Gary Johnson 28% 18
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research April 14, 2010 Barack Obama 42% Ron Paul 41% 1 1000 LV ±3%
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation April 9–11, 2010 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 45% 8 907 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 54% Mike Huckabee 45% 9
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 42% 13
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 43% 12
Public Policy Polling April 9–11, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 47% 2 622 RV ±3.9%
Barack Obama 47% Sarah Palin 45% 2
Barack Obama 45% Newt Gingrich 45% Tied
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1
Clarus Research Group March 17–20, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4 1050 A ±3%
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 34% 18
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 36% 12
Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 39% 8
Barack Obama 49% Jeb Bush 37% 12
Harris Interactive March 10–12, 2010 Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 35% 17 2344 RV Not reported
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7
Public Policy Polling March 12–14, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 44% 2 1403 RV ±2.6%
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 41% 8
Barack Obama 45% Mitch Daniels 34% 11
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Public Policy Polling February 13–15, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 43% 3 743 RV ±3.6%
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 43% 7
Barack Obama 46% John Thune 28% 18
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2
Public Policy Polling January 18–19, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 45% 1 1151 RV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 41% 8
Barack Obama 44% David Petraeus 34% 10
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Corporation January 12–13, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 35% 12 900 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 31% 24
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 29% 24
Public Policy Polling December 4–7, 2009 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 45% 1 1253 RV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 44% 6
Barack Obama 48% Tim Pawlenty 35% 13
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 24, 2009 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 41% 4 800 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Sarah Palin 43% 3
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Public Policy Polling November 13–15, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 44% 5 1066 RV ±3.0%
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 43% 8
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 38% 8
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5
Public Policy Polling October 16–19, 2009 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 43% 4 766 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 30% 20
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8
Public Policy Polling September 18–21, 2009 Barack Obama 50% Jeb Bush 37% 13 621 RV ±3.9%
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 41% 7
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 38% 15
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 38% 10
Clarus Research Group August 14–18, 2009 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 38% 9 1003 A ±3.1%
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 34% 19
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 34% 18
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 38% 10
Public Policy Polling August 14–17, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 8 909 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 38% 14
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7
Marist College August 3–6, 2009 Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 33% 23 854 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research July 30–31, 2009 Hillary Clinton 51% Sarah Palin 39% 12 1000 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research July 18–19, 2009 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1000 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 42% 6
Public Policy Polling July 15–16, 2009 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 42% 8 577 RV ±4.1%
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 42% 6
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 43% 8
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Public Policy Polling June 12–16, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 8 638 RV ±3.9%
Barack Obama 50% Mike Huckabee 43% 7
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8
Public Policy Polling May 14–18, 2009 Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 36% 17 1000 RV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 52% Mike Huckabee 39% 13
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 37% 19
Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 35% 18
Public Policy Polling April 17–19, 2009 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 39% 13 686 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 42% 7
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 41% 12
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 39% 11
Public Policy Polling March 13–15, 2009 Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 35% 20 691 RV ±3.7%

*RV means "registered voters"; LV means "likely voters"; A means "adults". Polls with a (D), (R), or (L) indicate that they were sponsored by partisan groups affiliated with a party.

Two-way race with Gary Johnson

Poll source Date Democratic candidate % Libertarian candidate % Lead margin Sample size Margin of error
Libertarian Action/Pulse Opinion Research (L) August 8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Gary Johnson 24% 21 1000 LV ±3.0%

Three-way race with Gary Johnson

Poll source Date Democratic candidate % Republican candidate % Libertarian candidate % Lead margin Sample size Margin of error
JZ Analytics July 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% Gary Johnson 5% 6 893 LV ±3.3%
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP June 25–July 5, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 42% Gary Johnson 2% 1 825 RV ±3.5%
Gallup June 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 3% 7 899 RV ±4%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics May 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 2% 1 800 LV ±3.5%
Public Policy Polling April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% Gary Johnson 6% 5 900 RV ±3.3%
Public Policy Polling March 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% Gary Johnson 7% 7 900 RV ±3.3%
Public Policy Polling February 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 7% 7 1200 RV ±2.8%
Public Policy Polling January 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 7% 7 700 RV ±3.7%
Public Policy Polling December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 41% Gary Johnson 9% 2 700 RV ±3.7%

Hypothetical three-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic candidate % Republican candidate % Third party/independent candidate % Lead margin Sample size Margin of error
Public Policy Polling February 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% Roseanne Barr 6% 5 1200 RV ±2.8%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 13 Not reported Not reported
Public Policy Polling January 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 41% Mitt Romney 38% Stephen Colbert 13% 3 700 RV ±3.7%
Pew Research Center January 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 12 1207 RV ±3.5%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Company January 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 35% Ron Paul 14% 7 906 RV ±3%
Democracy Corps/ Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 34% Ron Paul 18% 9 1000 LV ±3.5%
Public Policy Polling December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 37% Ron Paul 17% 5 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 41% Michael Bloomberg 8% 2
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 43% Rocky Anderson 4% 1
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 37% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 11% 6
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 31% Donald Trump 19% 14
Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42% Bernie Sanders 7% Tie
ABC News/Washington Post December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 22% 12 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 44% Newt Gingrich 32% Ron Paul 22% 12
NBC News/Wall Street Journal November 2-5, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 12 Not reported Not reported
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 35% Michael Bloomberg 13% 9
Public Policy Polling May 5–8, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 33% Donald Trump 16% 13 814 RV ±3.4%
Public Policy Polling August 18–21, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42% Michael Bloomberg 10% Tied 700 RV ±3.7%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 40% Jon Huntsman 7% 6
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% Ralph Nader 7% 4
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 26% Sarah Palin 21% 21
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 33% Ron Paul 15% 12
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% Bernie Sanders 5% 4
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 30% Donald Trump 18% 16
Newsweek/Daily Beast/Schoen Consulting February 12–15, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% Donald Trump 8% 6 918 LV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 21% Donald Trump 20% 23
Clarus Research Group December 10–16, 2010 Barack Obama 39% Mitt Romney 36% Michael Bloomberg 13% 3 1000 RV ±3.1%
Barack Obama 42% Sarah Palin 31% Michael Bloomberg 18% 11
McClatchy/Marist College September 30 – October 5, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 29% Michael Bloomberg 18% 15 829 RV ±3.5%
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Corporation September 28–29, 2010 Barack Obama 40% Sarah Palin 28% Michael Bloomberg 18% 12 900 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 30% Sarah Palin 29% Hillary Clinton 27% 1
Public Policy Polling August 6–9, 2010 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 36% Ron Paul 13% 6 606 RV ±4%
Harris Interactive March 10–12, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 24% Sarah Palin[2] 18% 21 2344 A Not reported
Marist College February 1–3, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 29% Michael Bloomberg 15% 15 910 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research November 24, 2009 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 37% Lou Dobbs 12% 7 800 LV ±3%
Barack Obama 42% Mike Huckabee 36% Lou Dobbs 12% 6
Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 34% Lou Dobbs 14% 8
Rasmussen Reports/Pulse Opinion Research July 18–19, 2009 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 33% Sarah Palin 16% 11 1000 LV ±3%

Five-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic candidate % Republican candidate % Third party or independent candidate % Third party or independent candidate % Third party or independent candidate % Lead margin Sample size Margin of error
Democracy Corps/
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D)
January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 30% Ron Paul 14% Donald Trump 7% Michael Bloomberg 4% 12 1000 LV ±3.5%


Democratic primary[edit]

President Barack Obama ran uncontested in most states for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination.[3]

Hypothetical polling

Poll source Date Barack
Obama
Hillary
Clinton
Howard
Dean
Bernie
Sanders
Sample
size
Margin of Error
Public Policy Polling
(Vermont)
July 28–31, 2011 52% 33% 617 RV ±3.9%
61% 24%
Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies
(New Hampshire)
December 14–15, 2010 59% 28% 1,002 RV Not reported
78% 10%
79% 8%
Gallup (National) September 25–26, 2010 52% 37% 859 RV ±4%


Republican primary[edit]

See Nationwide opinion polling for the Republican Party 2012 presidential primaries

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c George W. Bush is not eligible to run in 2012 because he has served two terms as president.
  2. ^ Palin is listed as the candidate of the Tea Party.
  3. ^ "CNN Election Center". CNN.com. Retrieved April 23, 2012.

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