Pew Research CenterJuly 12, 2012

Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

Despite the stagnant economy and broad dissatisfaction with national conditions, Barack Obama holds a significant lead over Mitt Romney. Obama is favored by a 50% to 43% margin among registered voters. Romney loses ground on issue of which candidate can best improve the economy.

Pew Research CenterJuly 5, 2012

Partisans Agree: Presidential Election Will Be Exhausting

Republicans and Democrats find little to agree on these days, but they have some similar reactions to the 2012 presidential campaign.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2012

GOP Holds Early Turnout Edge, But Little Enthusiasm for Romney

Republicans are more engaged than Democrats in contrast to 2008 when it comes to focusing on this year’s presidential campaign and saying it really matters who wins. But Democrats are more enthusiastic about Barack Obama than Republicans are about Mitt Romney.

Pew Research CenterJune 18, 2012

Joe Biden’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

Pew Research CenterJune 15, 2012

Mitt Romney’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

Pew Research CenterJune 15, 2012

Barack Obama’s Religious Biography

Part of a series of profiles of the 2012 presidential candidates and their religious beliefs.

Pew Research CenterJune 12, 2012

Economy, Election Are Public’s Top Stories

The public continued to track news about the economy and the presidential election, while paying less attention to another important political story – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in a hard-fought recall election.

Pew Research CenterMay 31, 2012

Presidential Campaign Public’s Top Story

Americans continued to follow news about the presidential campaign more closely than any other news last week, though they also closely followed news about the price of gasoline.

Pew Research CenterMay 22, 2012

Presidential Campaign Tops Public’s News Interest

Americans focused most closely last week on news about the presidential election, as the race increasingly shifted from the Republican primary contest to the head-to-head fight between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Pew Research CenterApril 23, 2012

How the Media Covered the 2012 Primary Campaign

Mitt Romney needed 15 weeks once the primary contests began to gain a secure hold over his party’s nomination for president. But he emerged as the conclusive winner in the media narrative about the race six weeks earlier following a narrow win in his native state, Michigan.