POLITICS
09/06/2011 09:33 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

US-2012 Primary: 38% Perry, 23% Romney, 9% Paul, 8% Bachmann (NBC/Wall Street Journal 8/27-31)


NBC News / Wall Street Journal
8/27-31/11; 1,000 adults, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
MSNBC story, results; Wall Street Journal release (paywalled)

National

State of the Country
19% Right Direction, 73% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
44% Approve, 51% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 37 / 59 (chart)
Foreign Policy: 50 / 45 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
13% Aprpove, 82% Disapprove (chart)

Positive / Negative
Barack Obama: 44 / 44 (chart)
Mitt Romney: 24 / 29 (chart)
Rick Perry: 21 / 25
Sarah Palin: 24 / 54 (chart)
Michele Bachmann: 23 / 36

2012 President: General Election
47% Obama (D), 42% Perry (R)
46% Obama (D), 45% Romney (R)

2012 President: Republican Primary
38% Perry
23% Romney
9% Paul
8% Bachmann
5% Gingrich
5% Cain
3% Santorum
2% Huntsman
(chart)