The 2012 presidential election is right around the corner. Which means political debates are happening all around the country, and people are voicing their opinions on who they believe should be the next president.
When it comes to politics there are always hot topics. This year gay marriage and healthcare seem to be some of the most important. The infographic below highlights these hot topics as well as voters feelings about the election candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Another common debate is about Obama’s progress since he has been in office. According to polls conducted by political.com, 50.7% disapprove of how Obama is handling the economy. And 52.8%, also feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction. But when compared to the pollers overall opinion of Mitt Romney, 51% found him unfavorable.
Gay marriage is another political debate starter. According to the polls 55.4% do not support gay marriage and 62% feel that jobs are more important than gay marriage, or both. Even though support of gay marriage has definitely increased over the years it’s clear that it is still a touchy subject for many. Also, Obama supports gay marriage while Romney does not. Just another one of the harsh differences between the two candidates that voters are paying attention to.
Healthcare continues to be a hot topic as well. Obama’s healthcare reform was approved in 2010 and was declared constitutional by Congress on June 28, 2012. It’s no surprise that 64.1% of pollers believe that healthcare should be right for every U.S. citizen. And the rest of the poll numbers seem to enforce a positive outlook on Obamacare. Although, 45.2% are concerned about the cost associated with the healthcare reform.
One of the last poll questions addressed in the infographic is, “If the election were today, who would you vote for?” It’s a close call, but Obama wins with 51.3%. These numbers are sure to change the closer we get to the election, yet still a good look into what voters are thinking.
Check out the infographic below to learn more about how voters feel about the topics mentioned and the candidates.