- Posted July 3, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Cornfield Eye on the Polls - July 3rd
Between now and the general election on November 6, there are going to be daily, weekly and monthly polls covering almost every contest imaginable. Some are local, some are state and some - actually most - will be on the presidential race.
Until Election Day, I am going to try and give a synopsis of what the pollsters reveal for both voters, candidates and campaigns to chomp and chew.
By far, the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act has dominated the polls the past few days. Expect that to change after the 4th of July holiday. So let's get to it with the healtcare polls to start us off.
CNN/ORC International survey - 50% agree with the ruling while 49% disagree
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - 56% say leave ACA behind move on to other issues
Pew Research Center - 36% approve and 40% disapprove of decision on ACA. Amazing that 30% did not know how the Court ruled and 15% thought the Court struck down the ACA.
ABC News/Washington Post Poll - On the favorability of the Court following the decision 43% favorable 42% unfavorable; on the President's healthcare plan 45% favorable 48% unfavorable; on Romney's healthcare plan 30% favorable and 47% unfavorable.
The Independents - Independent voters largely disapprove of or are indifferent to the plans for the US health care system of President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new poll.
Only one in four independent voters approve of Romney's plans and only two in five approve of Obama's plans, according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday. It is the third major national poll conducted and released since the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Obama's law last Thursday.
Bottom line with independents, 36% were favorable toward ruling with 43% unfavorable.
The Economy: The latest CNN/ORC poll on the economy found Americans a little more optimistic than they were. Of those survey 92% saw the economy as very to extremely important. The poll looked at a host of issues and concerns. The pdf version is worth reading and devouring.
The Hispanic Vote: Turns out that most Hispanics define themselves as independents and not beholding to either major party. Though Hispanics do still to tend more toward Democratic candidates.
USA Today/Gallup poll - 51% independent 32% Democrats 11% Republicans
North Carolina - Romney 50% Obama 45%
Florida - Obama 46.1% Romney 45.3%
Attorney General Eric Holder: Rasmussen finds that 40% think the AG should resign.
CNN/ORC poll - Obama 50% Romney 45%
Gallup - Obama 48% Romney 43%
From the Cornfield, there you have the latest of The Cornfield Eye on the Polls.