Nationwide opinion polling for the United States presidential election, 2012

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This page lists nation-wide public opinion polls that were conducted relating to the 2012 United States presidential election between Democratic Incumbent President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, Constitutionalist Virgil Goode, Justician Rocky Anderson 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[edit]

Since convention nominations[edit]

Two-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic
Candidate
 % Republican
Candidate
 % Leading by % Sample
Size*
Margin of Error (MoE)
RCP Average October 22 – November 4, 2012 Barack Obama 48.8% Mitt Romney 48.1% 0.7 -- --
Rasmussen Tracking November 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 49% 1 1,500 LV ±3.0
CNN/Opinion Research November 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 48% 2 918 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 49% Tie 693 LV ±3.5%
Gallup Tracking November 1–4, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 2,854 RV ±2%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 50% 1 2,551 LV ±2%
Democracy Corps November 1–4, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1,080 LV ±3.0%
Ipsos/Reuters October 31–November 4, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6 5,158 RV ±3.0%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 3,805 LV ±3.4%
Angus Reid Public Opinion November 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 48% 3 1,050 LV ±3.1%
PPP/Americans United for Change November 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1,200 LV ±2.8%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal November 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1,475 LV ±2.6%
Rasmussen Tracking November 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 49% Tie 3,000(?) LV ±2.5%
Pew Research October 31–November 3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 3,151 RV ±2.0%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 2,709 LV ±2.2%
YouGov October 31–November 3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 36,472 LV  ?
ABC News/Washington Post October 31–November 3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 2,069 LV ±2.5%
PPP/Americans United for Change October 30– November 1, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,200 LV ±2.8%
Politico/George Washington University/Battleground October 29–November 1, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 49% 1 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics October 29–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 49% Tie 800 LV ±3.5%
ABC News/Wash Post October 28–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,293 LV ±3%
UPI/CVOTER October 15–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 3,633 LV ±3.5% (?)
Fox News October 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,230 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tie 1,128 LV ±3%
JZAnalytics October 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 48% 3 1,015 LV ±3.1%
High Point University October 22–30, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 805 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Tracking October 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 1,500 LV ±3.0%
YouGov/The Economist October 26–28, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 757 RV ±4.6%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 688 LV ±4.6%
United Technologies/National Journal October 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5 713 LV ±4.4%
CBS News/New York Times October 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 563 LV ±4.0%
ABC News/Washington Post October 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 49% Tie 1,259 LV ±3.5%
DailyKos/PPP/SEIU October 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 49% Tie 1,400 LV ±2.6%
Pew Research October 24–28, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1,678 RV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 1,495 LV ±2.9%
Ipsos/Reuters October 24–28, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 39% 12 1,133 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 795 LV ±4.0%
Gallup Tracking October 22–28, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tie 3,050 RV ±2%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 51% 5 2,700 LV ±2%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP October 22–27, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 942 LV ±3.5%
National Public Radio October 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Politico/George Washington University/Battleground October 22–25, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,000 LV ±3.1%
PPP/Americans United for Change October 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,200 LV ±2.8%
ABC News/Washington Post October 21–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 50% 3 1,386 LV ±3.0%
Associated Press/GFK October 19–23, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8 1,186 adults ±3.5%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 1,041 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 839 LV ±4.2%
IBD/TIPP October 17–22, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 938 LV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Tracking October 20–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 50% 4 1,500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Wash Post October 18–21, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,376 LV ±3%
Monmouth/SurveyUSA/Braun October 18–21, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 48% 3 1,402 LV ±2.6%
Gallup Tracking October 14–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 52% 7 2,700 LV ±2%
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 49% 3 3,050 RV ±2%
Washington Times/JZ Analytics October 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% 3 800 LV ±3.5%
CBS News October 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 790 LV ±4%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal October 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 816 LV ±3.4%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 1,000 RV ±3.1%
PPP/Americans United for Change October 17–19, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1,200 LV ±2.8%
Politico/George Washington University/Battleground October 15–18, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 1,000 LV ±3.1%
UConn/Hartford Courant October 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1,023 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Reports October 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 1,500 LV ±3.0%
IBD/TIPP Tracking October 10–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 931 LV ±3.5%
Gallup Tracking October 9–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 50% 4 2,700 LV ±2.0%
Washington Post-ABC News October 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 923 LV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43 7 1,063 RV ±3.5%
Angus Reid Public Opinion October 10–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 906 RV ±3.5%
Politico/George Washington University/Battleground October 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Reuters/Ipsos October 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1,092 LV ±3.4%
Fox News October 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 1,204 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1,109 LV ±3%
Zogby / JZAnalytics October 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tie 800 LV ±3.5%
Investor's Business Daily/TIPP October 4–9, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 812 LV ±3.5%
Pew Research Center October 4–7, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tie 1,201 RV ±3.3%
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 49% 4 1,112 LV ±3.4%
Gallup Tracking October 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 1,387 RV ±3.0%
PPP/Daily Kos & SEIU October 4–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 1,300 LV ±2.7%
Rasmussen Reports October 4–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2 1,500 LV ±3.0%
CNN/Opinion Research September 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 883 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% 3 783 LV ±3.5%
PPP/Daily Kos & SEIU September 27–30, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1,100 LV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 1,005 LV ±3.7%
NBC/Wall Street Journal September 26–30, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 44% 7 1,000 RV ±3.10%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 832 LV ±3.40%
Quinnipiac University September 25–30, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1,912 LV ±2.2%
ABC News/Wash Post September 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 929 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 813 LV ±4%
Politico/George Washington University/Battleground September 24–27, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Fox News September 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8 1,208 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 1,092 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking September 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tie 1,500 LV ±3.0%
Gallup Tracking September 19–25, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 3,050 RV ±2.0%
Bloomberg September 21–24, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 789 LV ±3.5%
Reuters/Ipsos September 20–24, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 1,313 RV ±3.1%
PPP/Daily Kos & SEIU September 20–23, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5 1,200 LV ±2.8%
Zogby / JZAnalytics September 21–22, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8 860 LV ±3.4%
Politico/George Washington University September 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Angus Reid Public Opinion September 19–20, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 865 RV ±3.5%
Allstate/National Journal September 15–19, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 1,055 LV ±3%
UConn/Hartford Courant September 11–18, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 1,148 LV ±3%
Reason-Rupe September 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 45% 7 787 LV ±4.3%
Associated Press/GfK Roper September 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 37% 15 1,512 adults ±3.2%
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 40% 10 1,282 RV ±3.4%
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 807 LV ±4.3%
Ipsos/Reuters September 12–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 41% 5 737 RV ±4.1%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 591 LV ±4.1%
Monmouth University September 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7 1,571 RV ±2.5%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1,344 LV ±2.5%
Pew Research Center September 12–16, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 42% 9 2,424 RV ±2.3%
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% 8 2,192 LV ±2.4%
NBC/Wall Street Journal September 12–16, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 900 RV ±3.27%
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5 736 LV ±3.61%
Zogby / JZAnalytics September 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47.7% Mitt Romney 42% 5.7 1,014 LV ±3.1%
UPI/CVOTER September 8–14, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 3,000 LV ±3%
CBS/New York Times September 8–12, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% 8 1,170 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 1,162 LV ±3%
Democracy Corps September 8–12, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Fox News September 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 1,224 RV ±3%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 1,056 LV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking September 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,500 LV ±3.0%
Gallup Tracking September 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 3,050 RV ±2.0%
YouGov/The Economist September 8–10, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 ≤1,000 RV ±3.9%
Esquire/Yahoo! News September 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 41% 11 ≤1,002 RV ±4.5%
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 ≤1,002 LV ±5%
Daily Kos/PPP September 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 1,000 LV ±3.1%
ABC/Washington Post September 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6 826 RV ±4%
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1 710 LV ±4.5%
CNN/Opinion Research September 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 45% 8 875 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 46% 6 709 LV ±3.5%
Ipsos/Reuters Tracking September 6–10, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4 1,434 RV ±3.0%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5 1,182 LV ±3.0%

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

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 September 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% Gary Johnson 4% Jill Stein 3% 883 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 4% Jill Stein 3% 783 LV ±3.5%
CNN/Opinion Research September 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 41% Gary Johnson 4% Jill Stein 2% 875 RV ±3.5%
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
 % 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% 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% 800 LV ±3.5%
Zogby / JZAnalytics September 21–22, 2012 Barack Obama 48.7% Mitt Romney 39.8% Gary Johnson 2.3% Jill Stein 1.6% Virgil Goode 1.3% 860 LV ±3.4%
Zogby / JZAnalytics September 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 46.3% Mitt Romney 38.9% Gary Johnson 2.1% Jill Stein 1.9% Virgil Goode 0.9% 1,014 LV ±3.1%
Gallup Tracking September 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 1% Jill Stein 1% Virgil Goode 1% 3,050 RV ±2.0%

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

Before Convention Nominations[edit]

Convention Nominations completed on September 6, 2012

Two-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic
candidate
 % Republican
candidate
 % Leading by % Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
IBD/TIFF/Christian Science Monitor September 4–9, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 808 RV ±3.5%
CNN/Opinion Research August 31 – September 3, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 45% 7 877 RV ±3.5%
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tie 735 LV ±3.5%
Gallup Tracking August 24–30, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3,050 RV ±2.0%
Rasmussen Tracking August 23–29, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,500 LV ±3.0%
Reuters/Ipsos August 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 40% 2 1,545 RV ±2.8%
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 43% Tie 1,312 LV ±2.8%
The Economist/YouGov August 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 ≤1,000 RV ±4.2%
Democracy Corps. August 23–27, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2 1,000 LV ±3.1%
CBS News August 22–26, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,051 RV ±3.0%
ABC News/Washington Post August 22–25, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 857 RV ±4.0%
CNN/ORC August 22–23, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 43% 9 924 RV ±3%
Fox News August 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,219 RV ±3.0%
Daily Kos & SEIU/PPP August 16–19, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Monmouth University/SurveyUSA August 15–19, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,149 LV ±2.9%
Angus Reid Public Opinion August 15–16, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 49% 4 1,007 LV ±3.1%
LA Times/USC August 13–19, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1,009 RV ±3.1%
The Economist/YouGov August 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1,000 RV ±4.2%
Rasmussen Tracking August 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 47% 4 1,500 LV ±3.0%
Gallup Tracking August 8–14, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 3,050 RV ±2.0%
Pulse Opinion Research August 8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Gary Johnson 24% 21 1,000 LV ±3.0%
IBD/CSM/TIPP August 8–10, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7 828 RV ±3.5%
Politico/George Washington University August 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1,000 RV ±3.1%
CNN/Opinion Research August 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 45% 7 911 RV ±3.5%
Fox News August 5–7, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9 930 RV ±3.0%
Reuters/Ipsos August 2–6, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 1,014 RV ±3.4%
Daily Kos & SEIU/PPP August 2–5, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Tracking August 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1,500 LV ±3.0%
Gallup Tracking August 1–7, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3,050 RV ±2.0%
Daily Kos & SEIU/PPP July 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Democracy Corps. July 21–25, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 700 LV ±3.7%
NBC/Wall Street Journal July 18–22, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Pew Research July 16–26, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 41% 10 1,956 RV ±3.2%
Fox News July 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4 901 RV ±3.0%
The Economist/YouGov July 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 838 RV ±4.1%
CBS/New York Times July 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1,089 RV ±3.0%
Daily Kos & SEIU/PPP July 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Angus Reid Public Opinion July 12–13, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 1,001 RV ±3.1%
Democracy Corps & Resurgent Republic/NPR July 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1,000 LV ±3.10%
McClatchy/Marist July 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 46% 2 849 RV ±3.5%
Rasmussen Tracking July 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1,500 LV ±3%
Gallup Tracking July 5–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 3050 RV ±2.0%
JZ Analytics/Washington Times July 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1 800 LV ±3.5%
ABC News/Washington Post July 5–8, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tie 1,003 RV ±4.0%
Reuters/Ipsos July 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 885 LV ±3.4%
Pew Research June 28 – July 9, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 2,373 RV ±2.3%
Quinnipiac July 1–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 4 2,722 RV ±1.9%
YouGov/The Economist June 30 – July 2, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1,000 RV ±4.4%
CNN/ORC June 28 – July 1, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3 1,390 RV ±2.5%
PPP/Daily Kos & SEIU June 28 – July 1, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Newsweek/The Daily Beast June 28 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 600 LV ±4.0%
Fox News June 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 40% 5 912 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking June 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tie 1,500 LV ±3%
Gallup Tracking June 20–26, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2 3050 RV ±2.0%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal June 20–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 819 RV ±3.4%
Associated Press June 14–18, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3 878 RV ±4.2%
Selzer/Bloomberg June 15–18, 2012 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 40% 13 734 LV ±3.6%
Pew Research June 7–17, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 46% 4 1,563 RV ±2.9%
Rasmussen Tracking June 12, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1,500 LV ±3%
Reuters/Ipsos June 7–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1 848 RV ±3.4%
Angus Reid Public Opinion June 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1 1,794 ±2.3%
Daily Kos/SEIU PPP June 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Fox News June 5, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 43% Tied 907 RV ±3%
Pew Research May 9 – June 3, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 3,003 RV ±4.1%
The Economist/YouGov June 2–4, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5 1,000 ±4.1%
Daily Kos/SEIU PPP May 31 – June 3, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Tracking June 2, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1,500 LV ±3%
ABC News/Washington Post May 17–20, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 1,004 ±3.5%
NBC News/Wall Street Journal May 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co. May 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7 913 RV ±3%
Gallup Tracking May 11–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 3050 ±2.0%
CBS News/New York Times May 11–13, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 46% 3 562 RV ±4%
Rasmussen Tracking May 12, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 1,500 LV ±3%
Gallup Tracking May 8–14, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1 2,200 RV ±3%
Angus Reid Public Opinion May 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 769 ±3.5%
Gallup Tracking May 3–9, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 47% 3 3000 ±2.0%
Associated Press May 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 42% 8 871 ±3.5%
Reuters May 3–7, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 900 RV ±2.9%
Investor’s Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP April 27 – May 4, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3 856 ±3.3%

Politico/George Washington University

April 29 – May 3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 48% 1 1,000 LV ±3.1%
Rasmussen Tracking April 30 – May 2, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2 1,500 LV ±3%
Gallup Tracking April 27 – May 1, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 2,200 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking April 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1 1,500 LV ±3%

Gallup Tracking

April 21–26, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 43% 7 2,200 RV ±3%

National Journal

April 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 39% 8 1,004 ±3%
Public Policy Polling/Daily Kos/SEIU April 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5 1,000 RV ±3.1%
Gallup Tracking April 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 46% 1 2,200 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking April 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 47% 4 1,500 LV ±3%
NBC/Wall Street Journal April 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6 1,000 ±3.1%
CBS News/New York Times April 13–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied 852 RV ±3%
Quinnipiac April 11–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4 2,577 RV ±1.9%
Economist/YouGov April 14–16, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7 1,000 ±4%
CNN/Opinion Research 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%
Reuters/Ipsos April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4 891 RV ±3.3%
Gallup Tracking April 11–15, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2 2,200 RV ±3%
Pew Research April 4–15, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4 2,373 RV ±2.3%
Rasmussen Tracking April 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 48% 4 1,500 LV ±3%
Angus Reid Public Opinion
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,006
Apr 12–13, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11
Barack Obama 56% Newt Gingrich 33% 23
Rasmussen Tracking April 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied 1,500 LV ±3%
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co. April 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2 910 RV ±3%
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500 LV
April 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 41% 6
Washington Post-ABC News
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,103 RV
April 5–8, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% 8
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 41% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500 LV
April 3–5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 41% 6
Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 816
March 30 – April 5, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 38% 8 816 ±3.3%
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500 LV
March 31 – April 2, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 42% 4
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500 LV
March 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500 LV
March 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 43% 4
CNN/Opinion Research Center
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,014
March 24–25, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Mitt Romney 43% 11
Barack Obama 55% Rick Santorum 42% 13
Suffolk University
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,070
March 21–25, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 37% 10
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,005
March 23–24, 2012 Barack Obama 58% Newt Gingrich 32% 26
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 38% 14
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 45% 6
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 43% 7
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 45% 2
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
McClatchy-Marist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 846
March 20–22, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 43% 5
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 38% 15
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 40% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 19–21, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 44% 3
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 41% 8
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 16–18, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 43% 6
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 40% 10
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 900
March 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 42% 6
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 43% 3
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 45% 3
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 13–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 46% Tied
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 43% 6
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 10–12, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 42% 5
Fox News
Anderson Robbins
Shaw & Co.

Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 912
March 10–12, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 35% 18
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 39% 12
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 38% 12
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 900
March 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 41% 11
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 42% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 7–9, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 48% 5
Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 46% 1
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 4–6, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 40% 9
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
March 1–3, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 43% 4
NBC/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 800
February 29 – March 3, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 42% 8
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 44% 6
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 39% 14
YouGov/The Economist
Margin of error: ±3.6%
Sample size: 1,000
February 25–28, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 38% 14
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 39% 9
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 41% 9
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 27–29, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 42% 4
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 24–26, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 45% 2
Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 43% 2
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 21–23, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 42% 6
Politico/George Washington University
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
February 19–22, 2012 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 43% 10
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 42% 11
YouGov/The Economist
Margin of error: ±3.9%
Sample size: 1,000
February 18–21, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 36% 13
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 37% 12
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 41% 10
Quinnipiac
Margin of error: ±1.9%
Sample size: 2,605
February 14–20, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 44% 3
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 39% 11
Associated Press/GfK Roper
Margin of error: ±4.1%
Sample size: 1,000
February 16–20, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 42% 10
Barack Obama 53% Ron Paul 44% 9
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 43% 8
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 43% 9
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 18–20, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2
Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 44% 2
USA Today/Gallup
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 898
February 16–19, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 50% 4
Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 44% 3
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 41% 8
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 40% 8
Angus Reid Public Opinion
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,016
February 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 37% 17
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 46% 3
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 43% 4
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 42% 6
CNN/ORC
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 937
February 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 42% 13
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 45% 7
Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 46% 5
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 45% 7
New York Times/CBS News
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 997
February 8–13, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 41% 8
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 39% 11
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 36% 18
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±2.8%
Sample size: 1,200
February 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 40% 12
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 41% 8
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 44% 5
Pew Research
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,501
February 8–12, 2012 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 44% 8
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 43% 10
Barack Obama 57% Newt Gingrich 39% 18
FDU PublicMind
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 903
February 6–12, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 36% 15
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 39% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 39% 9
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 9–11, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 41% 7
Fox News
Anderson Robbins
Shaw & Co.

Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,110
February 6–9, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 38% 13
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 38% 12
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 38% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 6–8, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6
YouGov/The Economist
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 1,000
February 4–7, 2012 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 39% 12
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 36% 18
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 37% 15
Barack Obama 51% Ron Paul 39% 12
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,033
February 2–6, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 42% 6
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 38% 12
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
February 3–5, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 31 – February 2, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
YouGov/The Economist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,000
January 28–31, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 37% 15
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 40% 10
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 40% 8
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 37% 13
Daily Kos/Public Policy Polling
Service Employees' International Union

Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000 RV
January 26–29, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 40% 9
USA Today/Gallup
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 907
January 27–28, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tied
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 41% 12
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 43% 8
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 46% 3
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 25–27, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 23–25, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 41% 7
NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 37% 18
Barack Obama 53% Rick Santorum 38% 15
YouGov/The Economist
Margin of error: ±3.8%
Sample size: 1,000
January 21–24, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 41% 6
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
Barack Obama 49% Rick Santorum 39% 10
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 40% 7
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 7
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 41% 7
Rasmussen Tracking
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,500
January 17–21, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 40% 7
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
January 17–18, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 38% 10
Angus Reid Public Opinion
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,009
January 17–18, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 38% 17
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 40% 11
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 40% 10
Barack Obama 57% Rick Perry 34% 23
CBS News/NY Times
Margin of error: ±%
Sample size: 1,021
January 12–17, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
January 15–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 38% 9
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
January 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 44% 5
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,207
January 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 45% 5
ABC News/Washington Post
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,000
January 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 38% 15
Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 41% 8
Barack Obama 52% Rick Santorum 39% 13
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co.
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 906
January 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 45% 1
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14
Barack Obama 50% Rick Santorum 38% 12
CNN/Opinion Research
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,021
January 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 45% 5
Barack Obama 54% Rick Santorum 42% 12
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 41% 13
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Ron Paul 37% 6
Democracy Corps
Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Margin of error: ±--%
Sample size: 1,000
January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 9–10, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 1,000
January 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2
Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 41% 3
Barack Obama 48% Rick Santorum 41% 7
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,046
January 5–9, 2012 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 41% 7
Barack Obama 51% Rick Santorum 40% 11
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 38% 15
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 7–8, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 38% 8
CBS News
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,247
January 4–8, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 5–6, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Rick Santorum 39% 7
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 3–4, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42% Tied
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: ±3.9%
Sample size: 1,000
December 31, 2011 –
January 3, 2012
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
January 2, 2012 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 29–30, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 33% 13
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 27–28, 2011 Barack Obama 39% Mitt Romney 45% 6
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 26, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 37% 10
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 20–21, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 1,000
December 17–20, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 37% 13
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 18–19, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 37% 11
CNN/Opinion Research
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,015
December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 43% 10
Barack Obama 57% Newt Gingrich 39% 18
Barack Obama 54% Ron Paul 43% 11
Barack Obama 58% Michele Bachmann 37% 21
Barack Obama 59% Rick Perry 37% 22
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 47% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,005
December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 46% 3
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 43% 8
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 43% 7
USA Today/Gallup
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 898
December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 48% 2
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 48% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Rick Santorum 37% 10
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 12–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 39% 10
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: ±4.1%
Sample size: 1,000
December 10–13, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Barack Obama 48% Newt Gingrich 39% 9
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 40% 7
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,102
December 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 38% 13
Associated Press/GFK Roper
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 1,000
December 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 42% 9
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Ron Paul 35% 8
NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: 3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
December 7–11, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 40% 11
Barack Obama 50% Ron Paul 37% 13
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 8–9, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 45% 3
USA Today/Gallup
Margin of error: 4%
Sample size: 883
December 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 46% 1
Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 44% 6
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Newt Gingrich 40% 5
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co.
Margin of error: 3%
Sample size: 911
December 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 40% 6
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: 3.9%
Sample size: 1,000
December 3–6, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 42% 4
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 44% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 4–5, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Rick Perry 34% 12
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 855
November 29 – December 5, 2011 Barack Obama 53% Rick Perry 35% 18
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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
December 2–3, 2011 Barack Obama 41% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 34% 7
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 30 – December 1, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 40% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Newt Gingrich 45% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 27, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 36% 10
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 21–22, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% 6
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 19–20, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 40% 6
Quinnipiac University
Margin of error: ±1.9%
Sample size: 2,552
November 14–20, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 44% 1
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 37% 13
IBOPE/Zogby International
Margin of error: ±2.2%
Sample size: 2,064
November 15–17, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Michele Bachmann 33% 12
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co.
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 914
November 13–15, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 46% Newt Gingrich 41% 5
Barack Obama 47% Herman Cain 38% 9
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 13–14, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 36% 10
Pew Research
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 2,001
November 9–14, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2
Barack Obama 53% Rick Perry 42% 11
Barack Obama 54% Newt Gingrich 42% 12
Barack Obama 54% Herman Cain 42% 12
CNN/Opinion Research
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,036
November 11–13, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 51% 4
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 45% 7
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 45% 8
Barack Obama 53% Herman Cain 43% 10
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 800
November 10–13, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 11–12, 2011 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 38% 12
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 9–10, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 42% 1
McClatchy/Marist College
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 872
November 8–10, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 45% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
November 6–9, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 40% 9
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 7–8, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 37% 11
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 5–6, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Rick Perry 35% 9
NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,000
November 2–5, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6
Barack Obama 53% Herman Cain 38% 15
ABC News/Washington Post
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,004
October 31 – November 3, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 47% 1
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 45% 5
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 43% 8
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3.2%
Sample size: 937
October 31 – November 3, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 44% 1
Barack Obama 46% Herman Cain 41% 5
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 41% 6
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
November 1–2, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 41% 1
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 30–31, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Herman Cain 38% 5
CBS News
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,033
October 28–31, 2011 Barack Obama 40% George W. Bush[1] 31% 9
Quinnipac University
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 2,294
October 25–31, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 40% 10
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 37% 15
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 36% 16
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 35% 9
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 28, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 38% 7
USA/Gallup
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 1,169
October 20–27, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied
Barack Obama 48% Herman Cain 46% 2
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 45% 4
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 25, 2011 Barack Obama 39% Jon Huntsman, Jr. 32% 7
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 24–25, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Democracy Corps/Center for American Progress/GQR
Margin of error: ?
Sample size: 1,000
October 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 42% 1
Associated Press/GfK/Roper
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 13–17, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 45% 3
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 43% 6
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 42% 9
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 41% Herman Cain 43% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 12–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 34% 15
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 35% 14
TIME
(vote for)
Margin of error: ?
Sample size: ?
October 9–10, 2011 Hillary Rodham Clinton 55% Mitt Romney 38% 17
Hillary Rodham Clinton 58% Rick Perry 32% 26
Hillary Rodham Clinton 56% Herman Cain 34% 22
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 38% 12
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 37% 12
Time Magazine/ABT SRBI
(lean toward)
Margin of error: ?
Sample size: 838
October 9–10, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 44% 4
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 40% 9
Barack Obama 50% Herman Cain 38% 12
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
October 7–10, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
October 6–10, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 49% Herman Cain 38% 11
Barack Obama 51% Rick Perry 39% 12
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 8–9, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 41% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 6–7, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 39% 3
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 4–5, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Gary Johnson 27% 15
Quinnipac University
Margin of error: ±2.4%
Sample size: 2,118
September 27 – October 5, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 46% 4
Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 44% 1
Quinnipiac University
Margin of error: ±2.1%
Sample size: 2,118
September 27 – October 4, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 46% 4
Barack Obama 42% Chris Christie 45% 3
Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 44% 1
Pew Research
Margin of error: ±2.5%
Sample size: 2,410
September 22 – October 4, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 48% Tied
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 46% 4
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
October 2–3, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Santorum 34% 11
ABC News/Washington Post
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 1002
September 29 – October 2, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 48% 2
Barack Obama 45% Chris Christie 45% Tied
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 46% 3
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 30 – October 1, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Rick Perry 37% 6
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 28–29, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 26–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 38% 5
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co.
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 925
September 25–27, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 39% 8
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 24–25, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 34% 10
CNN/Opinion Research
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 917
September 23–25, 2011
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 48% 1
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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 20–21, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 32% 16
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 18–19, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 41% 3
Harris Interactive
Margin of error: ?
Sample size: 2,462
September 12–19, 2011
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 53% 6
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
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 889
September 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 49% 2
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 45% 5
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 16–17, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Jon Huntsman 35% 8
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 14–15, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Rick Perry 39% 7
Barack Obama 46% Michele Bachmann 33% 13
McClatchy/Marist College
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,042
September 13–14, 2011
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 44% 5
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 41% 9
Barack Obama 53% Michele Bachmann 40% 13
Bloomberg News
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 997
September 9–12, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5
Barack Obama 49% Rick Perry 40% 9
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 932
September 8–12, 2011
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6
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
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
September 10–11, 2011 Barack Obama 40% Mitt Romney 43% 3
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.8%
Sample size: 665
September 8–11, 2011
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 45% 4
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 41% 11
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 41% 12
Barack Obama 53% Michele Bachmann 39% 14
Washington Post/ABC News
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,001
August 29 – September 1, 2011
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 49% 4
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
August 23–30, 2011
Barack Obama 41% Rick Perry 44% 3
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 39% 4
Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 35% 7
Barack Obama 46% Michele Bachmann 38% 8
Quinnipiac
Margin of error: ±1.9%
Sample size: 2,730
August 16–27, 2011
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
Barack Obama 45% Rick Perry 42% 3
Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 39% 9
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 37% 14
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
August 17–22, 2011
Barack Obama 43% Rick Perry 40% 3
Barack Obama 43% Michele Bachmann 39% 4
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 38% 8
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
August 18–21, 2011
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 1,000
August 17–18, 2011
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 48% 2
Barack Obama 47% Rick Perry 47% Tied
Barack Obama 47% Ron Paul 45% 2
Barack Obama 48% Michele Bachmann 44% 4
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
August 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Ron Paul 48% 1
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 33% 17
CNN/ORC
Margin of error: ±4.5%
Sample size: 1,008
August 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Rudy Giuliani 51% 6
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,000
August 2–4, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Rudy Giuliani 43% 5
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
Quinnipiac University
Margin of error: ±3.6%
Sample size: 1,417
August 1–2, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Barack Obama 44% Rick Perry 39% 5
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.2%
Sample size: 928
July 15–17, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
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
Washington Post/ABC News
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,001
July 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2
Barack Obama 52% Ron Paul 42% 10
Barack Obama 52% Rick Perry 40% 13
Barack Obama 55% Michele Bachmann 40% 15
NBC News/WSJ
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
July 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 35% 15
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
June 24 – July 17, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1
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
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1,000
June 24 – July 12, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 43% 1
Quinnipiac
Margin of error: ±2.0%
Sample size: 2,311
July 5–11, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 41% 6
Barack Obama 50% Michele Bachmann 38% 12
Barack Obama 50% Rick Perry 37% 13
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 34% 19
McClatchy-Marist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 801
June 15–23, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 42% 4
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
Margin of error: ±4.3%
Sample size: 520
June 9–13, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 43% 6
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 37% 13
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±4.3%
Sample size: 520
June 9–12, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 45% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 912
June 5–7, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,132
June 3–6, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 38% 13
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
Washington Post-ABC
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,002
May 23–25, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 47% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±4%
Sample size: 600
May 23–25, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 37% 14
Barack Obama 54% Sarah Palin 37% 17
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 42% 7
The Economist/YouGov
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 1,000
May 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3
Barack Obama 48% Ron Paul 36% 12
Barack Obama 51% Newt Gingrich 35% 16
Suffolk University
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,070
May 10–17, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 43% 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
Margin of error: ?
Sample size: 2,184
May 9–16, 2011 Barack Obama 59% Donald Trump 41% 18
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
The Tarrance Group & Lake Research Partners
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
May 8–12, 2011 Barack Obama 52% Mitt Romney 40% 12
Barack Obama 52% Tim Pawlenty 38% 14
Reuters/Ipsos
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,029
May 5–9, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 38% 13
Barack Obama 51% Tim Pawlenty 33% 18
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
Margin of error: ±3.4%
Sample size: 814
May 5–8, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 42% 7
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
Margin of error: ±3.4%
Sample size: 814
May 5–8, 2011 Dennis Kucinich 43% Sarah Palin 36% 7
Dennis Kucinich 40% Donald Trump 36% 4
Washington Post
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,001
April 14–17, 2011 Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 37% 19
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
March 6–31, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mike Huckabee 43% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 918
February 12–15, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 46% Tied
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 47% 2
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 40% 11
Barack Obama 43% Donald Trump 41% 2
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 600
February 11–14, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3
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 Poll
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 911
February 7–9, 2011 Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 41% 7
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
Margin of error: Not reported
Sample size: Not reported
January 3–4, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 44% 2
January 7–10, 2011 Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 38% 11
January 11–14, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Mike Huckabee 43% Tied
January 15–16, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Newt Gingrich 39% 8
January 17–18, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Ron Paul 35% 9
January 19–20, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Tim Pawlenty 32% 15
January 21–22, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitch Daniels 25% 19
January 23–24, 2011 Barack Obama 45% John Thune 31% 14
January 27–28, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Herman Cain 25% 17
January 29–30, 2011 Barack Obama 47% Haley Barbour 30% 17
January 31 – February 1, 2011 Barack Obama 43% Jon Huntsman 33% 10
McClatchy-Marist
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 1018
January 6–10, 2011 Barack Obama 51% Mitt Romney 38% 13
Barack Obama 50% Mike Huckabee 38% 12
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 30% 26
NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: ±3.10%
Sample size: 1000
December 9–13, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 33% 22
Barack Obama 47% John Thune 27% 20
McClatchy-Marist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 873
December 2–8, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 46% 2
Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 43% 4
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 707
November 19–21, 2010 Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 45% 3
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
November 8–11, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Sarah Palin 33% 13
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
Newsmax/SurveyUSA November 3–4, 2010 Barack Obama 40% Hillary Rodham Clinton[2] 60% 20
Newsmax/SurveyUSA Barack Obama 48% David Petraeus 52% 4
Newsmax/SurveyUSA
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1000
Barack Obama 45% Bill Gates 55% 10
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
Newsmax/SurveyUSA
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1000
Barack Obama 54% Bill O'Reilly 46% 8
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.
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 921
October 27–30, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 52% 8
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 50% 5
Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 47% 2
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 44% 8
Bloomberg
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 721
October 7–10, 2010 Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 35% 16
Fox News
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 900
September 28–29, 2010 Barack Obama 41% Mitt Romney 40% 1
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
September 19–22, 2010 Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 40% 10
Barack Obama 46% Mitch Daniels 39% 7
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 590
September 10–13, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 47% 3
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
Margin of error: ±2.4%
Sample size: 1668
August 6–11, 2010 Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 33% 17
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
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 606
August 6–9, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3
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 Poll
Sample size: 1,000
July 17–20, 2010 Barack Obama 41.2% Sarah Palin 31.0% 10.2
Zogby Interactive
Sample size: 8,487
July 16–19, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,011
July 9–14, 2010 Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 36% 12
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
Margin of error: ±3.8%
Sample size: 667
July 9–12, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 47% 2
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
Sample size: 1,003
July 12–13, 2010 Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 34% 21
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.8%
Sample size: 650
June 4–7, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 42% 3
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
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 707
May 7–9, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 44% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
April 14, 2010 Barack Obama 42% Ron Paul 41% 1
CNN/Opinion Research Corporation
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,008 registered voters
April 9–11, 2010 Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 45% 8
Barack Obama 54% Mike Huckabee 45% 9
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 42% 13
Barack Obama 55% Newt Gingrich 43% 12
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.9%
Sample size: 622
April 9–11, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 47% 2
Barack Obama 47% Sarah Palin 45% 2
Barack Obama 45% Newt Gingrich 45% Tied
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 45% 1
Clarus Research Group
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,050
March 17–20, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 41% 4
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
Sample size: 2,344
March 10–12, 2010 Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 35% 17
Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% 7
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±2.6%
Sample size: 1,403
March 12–14, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 44% 2
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 41% 8
Barack Obama 45% Mitch Daniels 34% 11
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.6%
Sample size: 743
February 13–15, 2010 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 43% 3
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 43% 7
Barack Obama 46% John Thune 28% 18
Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 43% 2
Newsmax/Zogby
Margin of error: ±1.5%
Sample size: 4,163
January 2010 Barack Obama 46.5% Scott Brown 44.6% 1.9
Public Policy Polling
Matgin of error: ±2.8%
Sample size: 1,151
January 18–19, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Mike Huckabee 45% 1
Barack Obama 49% Sarah Palin 41% 8
Barack Obama 44% David Petraeus 34% 10
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 42% 2
Fox News
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 900
January 12–13, 2010 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 35% 12
Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 31% 24
Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 29% 24
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±2.8%
Sample size: 1,253
December 4–7, 2009 Barack Obama 46% Mike Huckabee 45% 1
Barack Obama 50% Sarah Palin 44% 6
Barack Obama 48% Tim Pawlenty 35% 13
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% 5
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size:800
November 24, 2009 Barack Obama 45% Mike Huckabee 41% 4
Barack Obama 46% Sarah Palin 43% 3
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 44% Tied
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size:1,066
November 13–15, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 44% 5
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 43% 8
Barack Obama 46% Ron Paul 38% 8
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 43% 5
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 766
October 16–19, 2009 Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 43% 4
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Barack Obama 50% Tim Pawlenty 30% 20
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.9%
Sample size: 621
September 18–21, 2009 Barack Obama 50% Jeb Bush 37% 13
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 41% 7
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 38% 15
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 38% 10
Clarus Research Group

Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,003

August 14–18, 2009 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 38% 9
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 34% 19
Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 34% 18
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 38% 10
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 909

August 14–17, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 8
Barack Obama 47% Mike Huckabee 44% 3
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 38% 14
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% 7
Marist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 854
August 3–6, 2009 Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 33% 23
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
July 30–31, 2009 Hillary Rodham Clinton 51% Sarah Palin 39% 12
Rasmussen Reports

Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000

July 18–19, 2009 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 45% Tied
Barack Obama 48% Sarah Palin 42% 6
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±4.1%
Sample size: 577

July 15–16, 2009 Barack Obama 50% Newt Gingrich 42% 8
Barack Obama 48% Mike Huckabee 42% 6
Barack Obama 51% Sarah Palin 43% 8
Barack Obama 49% Mitt Romney 40% 9
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±3.9%
Sample size: 638

June 12–16, 2009 Barack Obama 49% Newt Gingrich 41% 8
Barack Obama 50% Mike Huckabee 43% 7
Barack Obama 52% Sarah Palin 40% 12
Barack Obama 48% Mitt Romney 40% 8
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000

May 14–18, 2009 Barack Obama 53% Newt Gingrich 36% 17
Barack Obama 52% Mike Huckabee 39% 13
Barack Obama 56% Sarah Palin 37% 19
Barack Obama 53% Mitt Romney 35% 18
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 686

April 17–19, 2009 Barack Obama 52% Newt Gingrich 39% 13
Barack Obama 49% Mike Huckabee 42% 7
Barack Obama 53% Sarah Palin 41% 12
Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 39% 11
Public Policy Polling

Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 691

March 13–15, 2009 Barack Obama 55% Sarah Palin 35% 20

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

Three-way race[edit]

Poll source Date Democratic candidate  % Republican candidate  % Third party/independent candidate  % Lead margin
JZ Analytics
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 893
July 10–13, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% Gary Johnson 5% 6
Gallup
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 899
June 7–10, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 3% 7
Washington Times/JZ Analytics
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 800
May 11–12, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 43% Gary Johnson 2% 1
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 900
April 12–15, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% Gary Johnson 6% 5
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.3%
Sample size: 900
March 15–17, 2012 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 39% Gary Johnson 7% 7
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±2.8%
Sample size: 1,200
February 9–12, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 42% Roseanne Barr 6% 5
Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 7% 7
NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
January 22–24, 2012 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 13
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
January 13–16, 2012 Barack Obama 47% Mitt Romney 40% Gary Johnson 7% 7
Barack Obama 41% Mitt Romney 38% Stephen Colbert 13% 3
Pew Research
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,207
January 11–16, 2012 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 12
Fox News/Anderson Robbins/Shaw & Co.
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 906
January 12–14, 2012 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 35% Ron Paul 14% 7
Democracy Corps
Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Margin of error: ±--%
Sample size: 1,000
January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 34% Ron Paul 18% 9
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
December 16–18, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 37% Ron Paul 17% 5
Barack Obama 43% Mitt Romney 41% Gary Johnson 9% 2
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 1,005
December 15–18, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 30% Ron Paul 21% 14
Barack Obama 44% Newt Gingrich 30% Ron Paul 22% 14
NBC/Wall Street Journal
November 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 32% Ron Paul 18% 12
Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 35% Michael Bloomberg 13% 9
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.4%
Sample size: 814
May 5–8, 2011 Barack Obama 46% Mitt Romney 33% Donald Trump 16% 13
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±3.7%
Sample size: 700
August 18–21, 2011 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 42% Michael Bloomberg 10% Tied
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
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 918
February 12–15, 2011 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 38% Donald Trump 8% 6
Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 21% Donald Trump 20% 23
Clarus
Margin of error: ±3.1%
Sample size: 1,000
December 10–16, 2010 Barack Obama 39% Mitt Romney 36% Michael Bloomberg 13% 3
Barack Obama 42% Sarah Palin 31% Michael Bloomberg 18% 11
McClatchy-Marist
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 829
September 30 – October 5, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 29% Michael Bloomberg 18% 15
Fox News
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 900
September 28–29, 2010 Barack Obama 40% Sarah Palin 28% Michael Bloomberg 18% 12
Fox News
Margin of error: ±3.0%
Sample size: 900
September 28–29, 2010 Barack Obama 30% Sarah Palin 29% Hillary Rodham Clinton 27% 1
Public Policy Polling
Margin of error: ±4.0%
Sample size: 606
August 6–9, 2010 Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 36% Ron Paul 13% 6
Harris Interactive[dead link]
Sample size: 2,344
March 10–12, 2010 Barack Obama 45% Mitt Romney 24% Sarah Palin[3] 18% 21
Marist Poll
Margin of error: ±3.5%
Sample size: 910
February 1–3, 2010 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 29% Michael Bloomberg 15% 15
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 800
November 24, 2009 Barack Obama 44% Sarah Palin 37% Lou Dobbs 12% 7
Barack Obama 42% Mike Huckabee 36% Lou Dobbs 12% 6
Barack Obama 42% Mitt Romney 34% Lou Dobbs 14% 8
Rasmussen Reports
Margin of error: ±3%
Sample size: 1,000
July 18–19, 2009 Barack Obama 44% Mitt Romney 33% Sarah Palin 16% 11

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
Democracy Corps
Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner

Margin of error: ±--%
Sample size: 1,000
January 8–11, 2012 Barack Obama Mitt Romney Ron Paul Donald Trump Michael Bloomberg
42% 30% 14% 7% 4% 12%

Democratic primary[edit]

President Barack Obama ran uncontested in most states for the 2012 Democratic presidential nomination.[4]

Hypothetical polling

Poll source Sample
size
Date(s)
administered
Barack
Obama
Hillary
Clinton
Howard
Dean
Bernie
Sanders
Others
Public Policy Polling
(Vermont)
617 July 28–31, 2011 52% 33% Undecided (15%)
61% 24% Undecided (15%)
Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies
(New Hampshire)
1,002 December 14–15, 2010 59% 28% No opinion (13%)
78% 10% No opinion (12%)
79% 8% No opinion (13%)
Gallup (Nationwide) 859 September 25–26, 2010 52% 37% No opinion (10%)

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. ^ Question was posed as a general election question.
  3. ^ Palin is listed as the candidate of the Tea Party.
  4. ^ "CNN Election Center". CNN.com. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 

External links[edit]