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Turning To The Right: 63% Of NASCAR Followers Support Mitt Romney For President

Voters who follow NASCAR (68%) are more likely than average U.S. voters (54%) to say the country is on the wrong track, according to data from Republican polling firm The Tarrance Group. The firm conducted a national poll via telephone Oct. 1-4 among 1,022 registered “likely” voters. Overall, 18% of likely voters in the survey said that they followed NASCAR very or somewhat closely. Also, while 48% of voters disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, nearly two thirds (63%) of NASCAR followers disapprove. NASCAR followers have the same priorities as all voters, with 71% mostly concerned with “pocketbook” issues, including the economy (27%), government spending and the budget deficit (19%), and jobs (16%). While President Obama is up in general election polls, Mitt Romney receives 63% of the vote from NASCAR followers, while Obama receives 34% and 3% are undecided (The Tarrance Group).

APPROVAL FOR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
AMONG "LIKELY" VOTERS WHO FOLLOW NASCAR
ISSUE
ROMNEY
OBAMA
OTHER/UNSURE
Economy
65%
33%
3%
Budget and spending
64%
32%
4%
Jobs
61%
37%
2%
Foreign policy
59%
35%
6%
Taxes
56%
38%
6%
Sharing your values
59%
34%
7%
Being a strong leader
59%
39%
3%
Can get things done
59%
33%
7%
Standing up for the middle class
55%
43%
3%
Medicare
52%
38%
10%

 

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