Most Important Factor in Voting Decisions (October 2012)

Most Important Factor in Voting Decisions (October 2012)

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Religious faith4%
Issue positions55%
Character22%
Party6%
Political record13%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Religious faith3%8%5%
Issue positions60%55%52%
Character15%18%28%
Party11%1%3%
Political record12%19%11%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Religious faith2%4%7%
Issue positions52%62%49%
Character33%28%25%
Party0%1%6%
Political record12%6%13%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Religious faith0%0%5%
Issue positions75%68%49%
Character8%15%18%
Party5%1%18%
Political record11%16%10%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Religious faith0%4%5%
Issue positions57%55%55%
Character13%23%25%
Party17%5%3%
Political record13%14%11%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Religious faith3%5%11%
Issue positions63%55%40%
Character24%25%28%
Party1%4%6%
Political record9%12%14%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Religious faith0%0%0%
Issue positions72%37%56%
Character10%19%6%
Party10%23%27%
Political record8%20%11%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Religious faith3%8%4%
Issue positions60%46%61%
Character13%27%19%
Party10%6%2%
Political record14%12%14%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Religious faith3%11%1%
Issue positions57%47%55%
Character21%24%22%
Party5%7%11%
Political record14%12%11%

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categoryMaleFemale
Religious faith3%6%
Issue positions58%53%
Character22%22%
Party6%7%
Political record11%14%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Religious faith1%6%4%
Issue positions55%53%61%
Character26%20%19%
Party6%7%5%
Political record12%14%10%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Religious faith4%8%3%2%1%1%
Issue positions58%48%59%48%61%68%
Character18%28%17%29%16%16%
Party10%6%7%7%7%2%
Political record10%11%13%14%14%13%

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