US Presidential Election Polls 2012

US Presidential Elections 2012 Nationwide Opinion Polling Two-way Race

Poll source Date Democratic
Candidate
 % Republican
Candidate
 % Leading by % Sample
Size*
Margin of Error
RCP Average September 21–30, 2012 Barack Obama 49.1% Mitt Romney 45.6% 3.5 -- --
Rasmussen Tracking September 28–30, 2012 Barack Obama 50% Mitt Romney 47% 3 1500 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%
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%
JZ Analytics 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%
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%

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