August 22, 2012 Castleton Poll Results

August 22, 2012

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Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Presidential Preference
  Total Gender Age Categories In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a 
Democrat, an Independent, or something else?
What is the highest grade of school or year in college you have 
completed?
Male Female 35 or younger 36 thru 45 46 thru 55 56 thru 65 Older than 65 Republican Independent Democrat High school diploma or less Some college College degree Post-graduate degree
If the 2012 presidential election were held today, for whom are 
you more likely to vote ... (Read first two names)&#16
Barack Obama 62% 57% 66% 81% 54% 64% 67% 58% 6% 63% 95% 50% 51% 69% 80%
Mitt Romney 25% 30% 21% 14% 25% 25% 23% 30% 76% 23% 2% 32% 32% 23% 17%
Other (specify): 1% 2% 0%     1% 1% 1% 1% 2%     1% 2% 1%
Neither (vol.) 4% 5% 2% 5% 8% 3% 4% 2% 4% 4% 1% 5% 4% 3% 1%
DK / Undecided (vol) 7% 4% 10%   13% 7% 5% 8% 13% 7% 3% 13% 12% 4%  
Refused (vol.) 1% 1% 1%         1%   1%   1%      
Total Unweighted Count 477 227 250 21 48 100 115 171 82 183 146 139 76 162 92
Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Presidential Preference
  Total Chittenden North Counties Central State Southern Counties Household Income
< $20K $20K to < $40K $40K to < $60K $60K to < $80K $80K to < $100K $100K or more
If the 2012 presidential election were held today, for whom are 
you more likely to vote ... (Read first two names)&#16
Barack Obama 62% 67% 55% 68% 58% 58% 62% 60% 73% 67% 66%
Mitt Romney 25% 23% 30% 19% 29% 24% 20% 26% 23% 22% 29%
Other (specify): 1% 2% 1% 1% 1%   1% 2%      
Neither (vol.) 4% 3% 5% 3% 4% 3% 7% 1% 3% 4% 2%
DK / Undecided (vol) 7% 5% 8% 8% 8% 15% 10% 11% 1% 8% 3%
Refused (vol.) 1% 1% 2% 1% 1%            
Total Unweighted Count 477 124 108 103 142 33 87 84 70 51 59
Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Gubernatorial Preference
  Total Gender Age Categories In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a 
Democrat, an Independent, or something else?
What is the highest grade of school or year in college you have 
completed?
Male Female 35 or younger 36 thru 45 46 thru 55 56 thru 65 Older than 65 Republican Independent Democrat High school diploma or less Some college College degree Post-graduate degree
If the 2012 election for Vermont&rsquo;s governor were held today, for 
whom are you more likely to vote ... (Read firs
Peter Shumlin 60% 54% 66% 71% 63% 63% 62% 58% 20% 64% 82% 53% 42% 70% 75%
Randy Brock 26% 32% 20% 14% 21% 27% 28% 27% 63% 25% 6% 33% 37% 22% 15%
Neither (vol) 2% 2% 2%   2% 2% 4% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% 5% 1% 1%
DK / Undecided (vol.) 10% 11% 10% 14% 15% 8% 6% 13% 15% 8% 12% 12% 16% 8% 9%
Refused (vol.) 1% 1% 1%         1%   1%   1%      
Total Unweighted Count 477 227 250 21 48 100 115 171 82 183 146 139 76 162 92
Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Gubernatorial Preference
  Total Chittenden North Counties Central State Southern Counties Household Income
< $20K $20K to < $40K $40K to < $60K $60K to < $80K $80K to < $100K $100K or more
If the 2012 election for Vermont&rsquo;s governor were held today, for 
whom are you more likely to vote ... (Read firs
Peter Shumlin 60% 66% 55% 63% 57% 61% 52% 71% 66% 57% 58%
Randy Brock 26% 22% 36% 23% 23% 24% 25% 21% 26% 39% 31%
Neither (vol) 2% 2%   3% 4%   2% 2% 1% 4%  
DK / Undecided (vol.) 10% 10% 7% 9% 15% 15% 21% 5% 7%   12%
Refused (vol.) 1% 1% 2% 2% 1%            
Total Unweighted Count 477 124 108 103 142 33 87 84 70 51 59
Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Democratic Primary for Attorney General Preference
  Total Gender Age Categories In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a 
Democrat, an Independent, or something else?
What is the highest grade of school or year in college you have 
completed?
Male Female 35 or younger 36 thru 45 46 thru 55 56 thru 65 Older than 65 Republican Independent Democrat High school diploma or less Some college College degree Post-graduate degree
Vote in Attorney General Race Sorrell 44% 51% 39% 20% 22% 46% 38% 57% 100% 51% 39% 51% 43% 37% 48%
Donovan 24% 20% 27% 20% 33% 25% 26% 22%   25% 23% 27% 22% 24% 22%
Neither 0% 1%           1%     1%       2%
DK / Undecided 31% 27% 33% 60% 44% 29% 33% 20%   25% 36% 22% 35% 36% 29%
Refused 1% 1% 1%       3%       1%     2%  
Total Unweighted Count 223 91 132 10 18 48 58 79 1 77 122 51 23 83 65
Castleton Polling Institute -- August 2012
Democratic Primary for Attorney General Preference
  Total Chittenden North Counties Central State Southern Counties Household Income Likelihood of voting in Primary
< $20K $20K to < $40K $40K to < $60K $60K to < $80K $80K to < $100K $100K or more Very likely voter Somewhat likely voter Not likely voter
Vote in Attorney General Race Sorrell 44% 48% 42% 51% 36% 54% 38% 46% 32% 35% 48% 50% 40% 38%
Donovan 24% 30% 26% 13% 25% 8% 23% 21% 27% 54% 26% 23% 26% 19%
Neither 0%       2%                 3%
DK / Undecided 31% 22% 33% 32% 38% 38% 40% 31% 41% 12% 26% 25% 33% 41%
Refused 1%     4%       3%       2%    
Total Unweighted Count 223 63 43 53 64 13 40 39 37 26 27 92 99 32