Nationwide opinion polling for the 2012 United States presidential election


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


Since convention nominations

Summary of the opinion polls taken since convention nominations for the U.S. presidential election
Two-way race
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
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
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
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

Both convention nominations were completed by September 6, 2012.

Two-way race
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%
Reuters/Ipsos 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) [permanent dead link] 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%