California Poll Releases Presidential Poll Results

On September 19, the California Poll released the results of its recent presidential poll. The results are: President Obama 58%, Mitt Romney 34%, other 2%, undecided 6%.

The pollster read this question to respondents: “If the presidential election were being held today would you vote for the Democratic ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden or the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan?” This wording, of course, suggests that they are the only candidates. The “other” percentage might have been higher if the poll question had been different. To see the poll wording, scroll down to the bottom of the report.

The poll also suggests that independent voters are far more likely to have responded “other” than any other type of voters. Only 3% of registered Democrats are supporting “other” or are undecided; only 8% of registered Republicans are in those category; but 16% of the voters registered outside the two major parties chose one of those two categories.

3 comments

  1. Deemer from California · · Reply

    Any poll like this that doesn’t specifically ask about the 5% of voters in California registered in another party (and not NO party) shouldn’t be allowed to propagate their incomplete study in the press. In fact to be more accurate than is currently done ANY National poll taken after July 4th should include the other candidates who’ve qualified for a substantial share of the vote and ALL State specific polls MUST include all the candidates who will be on the November ballot.

  2. Don’t see Obama winning California by that much but maybe he will. Would like to think that Barr and Stein could make a dent in this state but maybe they won’t. Hope they do though.

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