U.S. Politics Jan. 18, 2012

Unpopular Nationally, Romney Holds Solid GOP Lead

Days ahead of the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney maintains a substantial lead nationally in the race for the GOP nomination.

U.S. Politics Jan. 18, 2012

Unpopular Nationally, Romney Holds Solid GOP Lead

Mitt Romney maintains a substantial lead nationally in the race for the GOP nomination. Yet his image among all voters has slipped since November and he runs no better in a general election matchup with Barack Obama than he did back then.

Media & News Jan. 18, 2012

Campaign 2012 and the Media

After winning the first two nominating contests, Mitt Romney is getting more negative news coverage heading into Saturday’s South Carolina primary than he has at any time so far in the GOP race, according to the first edition of an ongoing analysis of election news by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.

U.S. Politics Jan. 18, 2012

Campaign 2012: Too Negative, Too Long, Dull

Half of Americans say the presidential campaign has been too negative and 55% of the public describe the 2012 contest so far as dull. Nearly six-in-ten (57%) describe the campaign as dull.

U.S. Politics Jan. 13, 2012

Few GOP Voters Would be Swayed by Endorsements

Political endorsements by prominent Republicans would provide little help for GOP candidates in the primaries and might be more of a liability than a benefit in a general election campaign.

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Media & News Jan. 12, 2012

Data: The Media Campaign

Explore the tone and volume of news coverage and Twitter conversations about each presidential candidate in the Campaign 2012 in the Media interactive.

U.S. Politics Jan. 12, 2012

Many Voters Unaware of Basic Facts about GOP Candidates

Many voters do not know basic facts about the Republican candidates running for president or the early primary calendar, such as where Mitt Romney served as governor.

Religion Jan. 11, 2012

Religion and the 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary

Mitt Romney — who won the overall New Hampshire vote by a double-digit margin — was the winner among born-again evangelical Christians as well as among non-evangelical voters.

U.S. Politics Jan. 9, 2012

GOP Voters Still Unenthused About Presidential Field

Republican voters continue to express mixed views of the party’s presidential field. Roughly half (51%) of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters say the candidates are excellent or good, while 44% say they are only fair or poor. Mitt Romney holds a sizable lead in the race for the GOP nomination.

Religion Jan. 4, 2012

Religion and the 2012 Iowa Republican Caucuses

Polling conducted as voters entered the 2012 Iowa caucuses shows a clear split between born-again evangelical Christians, who favored Rick Santorum, and other voters, who favored Mitt Romney.