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How did CSU students vote in the 2012 election?

Polls conducted by Jean Opsomer’s STAT 305 class for the Collegian

Margin of error
5% overall
10% for liberal arts and undergrads
15% for the College of Business, Applied Human Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Resources
20% for undeclared and graduate students
25% for the College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine


Obama: 64 percent
Romney: 31 percent
Third party: 6 percent

Biggest issue:
Unemployment/Taxes: 24 percent
Abortion or Religion: 12 percent
Foreign Policy or Immigration: 9 percent
Healthcare: 17 percent
Higher Education: 20 percent
Energy: 7 percent
Other: 11 percent

Amendment 64
Yes: 76 percent
No: 24 percent

Congressional District 2
Polis: 67 percent
Lundberg: 27 percent
Other: 6 percent

Breakdown by College

Obama: 44 percent
Romney: 50 percent
Other: 6 percent

Obama: 49 percent
Romney: 51 percent
Other: 0 percent

Applied Human Sciences:
Obama: 60 percent
Romney: 36 percent
Other: 4 percent

Natural Sciences:
Obama: 64 percent
Romney: 30 percent
Other: 6 percent


Obama: 63 percent
Romney: 35 percent
Other: 2 percent

Natural Resources:
Obama: 72 percent
Romney: 22 percent
Other: 8 percent

Liberal Arts:
Obama: 70 percent
Romney: 22 percent
Other: 8 percent

Vet Med and Biomedical Science
Obama: 76 percent
Romney: 24 percent
Other: 0 percent

Obama: 70 percent
Romney: 26 percent
Other: 4 percent

Breakdown by Gender
Obama: 58 percent
Romney: 34 percent
Other: 8 percent

Obama: 69 percent
Romney: 28 percent
Other: 3 percent

Academic Class
Obama: 68 percent
Romney: 27 percent
Other: 5 percent

Obama: 61 percent
Romney: 34 percent
Other: 5 percent

Obama: 57 percent
Romney: 38 percent
Other: 5 percent

Obama: 64 percent
Romney: 29 percent
Other: 9 percent

Under 21
Obama: 65 percent
Romney: 28 percent
Other: 7 percent

Over 21
Obama: 63 percent
Romney: 32 percent
Other: 5 percent

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