Religion and Politics Survey, November 2011

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Q32

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

IF REGICERT = 1: Now, suppose the 2012 presidential election were being held today and you had to choose between, [READ AND RANDOMIZE], who would you vote for?
  1) Barack Obama, the Democrat
  2) Herman Cain, the Republican
  3) Other candidate (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Barack Obama, the Democrat 53.2% 53.2%
Herman Cain, the Republican 40.0% 93.2%
Other candidate (Vol.) 1.8% 95.0%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.0% 100.0%
Total N = 1576

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-39 years old 40-49 years old 50-59 years old 60-69 years old 70 years and older TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 66.6% 52.7% 51.0% 54.0% 49.8% 48.0% 53.5%
Herman Cain, the Republican 29.3% 42.2% 43.9% 40.9% 43.6% 38.0% 39.9%
Other candidate (Vol.) 1.5% 1.3% 2.0% 0.5% 1.4% 3.9% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.7% 3.8% 3.1% 4.6% 5.2% 10.1% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1549


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete (grades 1-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, associate degree, no four-year degree or Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 59.6% 48.1% 51.4% 53.6% 63.3% 53.2%
Herman Cain, the Republican 31.3% 44.7% 41.7% 40.0% 31.4% 40.0%
Other candidate (Vol.) 0.8% 1.8% 2.4% 1.5% 1.8% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 8.2% 5.3% 4.6% 4.9% 3.5% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1572


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 46.4% 89.3% 58.6% 65.7% 53.0%
Herman Cain, the Republican 46.2% 8.7% 33.7% 30.1% 40.3%
Other candidate (Vol.) 1.9% 0.0% 2.2% 3.0% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.5% 2.0% 5.5% 1.3% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1562


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other None TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 44.2% 56.4% 56.7% 68.8% 53.1%
Herman Cain, the Republican 47.8% 37.6% 38.0% 26.2% 40.3%
Other candidate (Vol.) 1.1% 2.7% 2.8% 0.8% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.0% 3.3% 2.4% 4.2% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1538


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 49.7% 56.2% 53.2%
Herman Cain, the Republican 44.4% 36.2% 40.0%
Other candidate (Vol.) 1.7% 1.9% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 5.7% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1576


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Barack Obama, the Democrat 15.5% 30.8% 61.7% 85.8% 84.1% 53.0%
Herman Cain, the Republican 77.9% 60.6% 31.2% 13.4% 14.2% 40.8%
Other candidate (Vol.) 2.7% 2.3% 2.0% 0.0% 0.9% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.9% 6.3% 5.1% 0.8% 0.9% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1540



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