How Well Does Each Presidential Candidate Handle Communication?

In the 2012 presidential election, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney aim to energize their existing supporters and to rally undecided voters to their cause. Critical to that effort is their ability—and the ability of their campaign operation—to communicate with those constituencies. We would like to know how well visitors think each candidate has performed in that area.

For each question, score each candidate on a scale of 1 to 5—with 1 indicating the lowest level of performance, and 5 indicating the highest level of performance. (Please note that your responses to this survey will be completely anonymous.)