Foster McCollum White Baydoun (FMW)B, a national public opinion polling and voter analytics consulting firm based in Michigan and representing the combined resources of Foster McCollum White & Associates (Troy Michigan) and Baydoun Consulting (Dearborn Michigan) conducted a telephone-automated polling random survey of Michigan registered and most likely November 2012 General election voters to determine their voting and issue preferences on the Presidential election, United States Senate and the six statewide ballot proposals and trust and knowledge issues regarding the Presidential campaign.
Fifty thousand nine hundred and eighty-six (50,986) calls were placed, and 1,155 respondents fully participated in the survey. The response rate for this survey was 2.27%.
State-wide Aggregate Results (Weighted to projected age, gender & ethnicity of
electorate) – 1156 Respondents MOE +/- 2.88%
The following results pertain to questions asked about presidential preference:
The 2012 United States Presidential election will be held on November 6, 2012. Who are
you more likely to vote for in the election?
(President Barack Obama): 45.49%
(Governor Mitt Romney): 43.65%
(Another candidate): 5.48%
Since the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and the resulting speeches
and interviews for both Presidential candidates, who are you more likely to trust to honor
their campaign pledges, work to implement their policies and solve the problems of our
country (taxes, the economy, national security and political gridlock)?
(I am more likely to trust President Obama): 45.10%
(I am more likely to trust Mitt Romney): 42.12%
(I am undecided on which candidate to trust): 4.01%
(I don't trust either candidate): 8.78%
Since the Republican National Convention, do you believe that you have a clear
understanding of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan plans to lead America and solve the
problems of our country (taxes, the economy, national security and political gridlock)?
(You are unsure): 11.37%