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July 27, 2012

YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE

OBAMA APPROVAL: CLARUS AVERAGE 48%
(up 1 from yesterday; up 1 from a week ago)

PRESIDENTIAL NATIONWIDE: CLARUS AVERAGE*

Obama over Romney +1

PRESIDENT: BY STATE**

Nevada: Obama over Romney +5
Ohio: Obama over Romney +8  
Missouri: Romney over Obama +9

U.S. SENATE: BY STATE***

Nevada: Sen. Dean Heller (R) over Shelley Berkley (D) +9
Pennsylvania: Sen. Bob Casey (D) over Tom Smith (R) +10

CAMPAIGN REFORM VIEWS****
(asked of voters nationwide)

Generally speaking, do you think the current system of financing political campaigns works very well, works fairly well, or doesn’t work at all?

Works very well   6%
Works fairly well   33%
Doesn’t work at all   57%

Would you support or oppose publicly funding political campaigns for President and Congress with tax dollars?

Support    23%
Oppose    75%

When Congress passes laws that affect the way political campaigns are financed, do you think these laws have been designed more to help current members of Congress get re-elected …or… do you think these laws have been designed more to improve the system?

Help current members of Congress get re-elected    80%
Improve the system     12%

Would you support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would give Congress the power to limit the amount of money that can be spent on political campaigns for President and Congress, yes or no?

Yes   75%
No  22%

Would you support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would give Congress the power to use public tax dollars to fund the political campaigns of candidates for President and Congress, yes or no?

Yes  20%
No  77%

Do you think all political campaign contributions and expenditures should be publicly disclosed, yes or no?

Yes  88%
No  11%

SOURCES:
Presidential job rating & direction of country average of the three most recently reported nationwide polls.
* Average based on the three most recently released nationwide polls: Gallup, Rasmussen, NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl.
** NV: Rasmussen, July 24; OH: WeAskAmerica, July 24; MO: WeAskAmerica, July 24.
*** NV: Rasmussen, July 24; PA: PPP(D), July 21-23.
**** Clarus Research Group for Common Good, June 22-25