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Source: Roanoke College (url)
|Candidate||Political Party||Poll||Graph||Poll Details|
|Obama||Democratic||49%||Poll Date: 2012-09-28|
|Romney||Republican||41%||Number Polled: 589|
|Other||-||5%||Margin of Error: 4%|
|Undecided||-||5%||Voter Type: Likely|
Obama on top by 8 in Virginia
By: Ryne (I-WA) on 2012-10-02 @ 16:50:13
And if the election for President were held today would you vote for [ROTATED]
Barack Obama, the Democrat 47%
Mitt Romney, the Republican 39%
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian 2%
Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party 1%
Jill Stein, Green Party 2%
[IF UNSURE] Are you leaning toward voting for a particular candidate--Obama, Romney, Johnson, Goode, or Stein?
No answer 2%
About this Poll
Interviewing for The Roanoke College Poll was conducted by The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. between Sept. 19 and Sept. 28, 2012. A total of 589 likely voters in Virginia were interviewed. The sample of land lines and cellphones was prepared by Survey Sampling Inc. of Fairfield, Conn. and was created so that all cellphone and residential telephone numbers, including unlisted numbers, had a known chance of inclusion. Cellphones constituted 20 percent of the completed interviews.
Questions answered by the entire sample of 589 likely voters are subject to a sampling error of plus or minus approximately 4 percent at the 95 percent level of confidence. This means that in 95 out of 100 samples like the one used here, the results obtained should be no more than 4 percentage points above or below the figure that would be obtained by interviewing all Virginia likely voters who have a home telephone or a cellphone. Where the results of subgroups are reported, the sampling error is higher.
Quotas were used to ensure that different regions of the Commonwealth were proportionately represented. The data were not statistically weighted.
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