Election Report Card

Your Verdict - The Public's Verdict

Grading the campaign

Pew Research Center - PBS NewsHour

Following the 2012 Presidential campaign, the Pew Research Center surveyed 1,200 voters to grade the performance of the candidates and the media and to assess public opinion about the outcome.

Answer a sample of questions taken from that survey to compare your judgment of the campaign to the opinions of all voters, Obama voters, and Romney voters.

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Looking over the campaign...

What grade would you give The Press?

What grade would you give The Pollsters?

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What grade would you give Barack Obama?

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What grade would you give Mitt Romney?

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What grade would you give The Voters?

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Were you satisfied or dissatisfied with the choice of presidential candidates?

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Do you feel you learned enough about the candidates and issues to make an informed choice?

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Were the presidential debates helpful or not helpful in deciding which candidate to vote for?

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Now some questions about your opinion about the outcome…

Are you happy or unhappy that Barack Obama was reelected?

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Does Barack Obama make you feel hopeful?

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Does Barack Obama make you feel uneasy?

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Are you happy or unhappy that the Republican Party maintained control of the House of Representatives?

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Are you happy or unhappy that the Democratic Party maintained control of the Senate?

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Thinking ahead to the next four years, do you think Barack Obama will be successful or unsuccessful?

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Over the coming year, do you think relations between Republicans and Democrats in Washington will …

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Calculating your results…