Romney autographs a race car at the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Richmond, Virginia September 8, 2012.
NASCAR fans are nearly twice as likely to support Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama, according to a new poll from the Tarrance Group for the conservative group Public Notice.
Romney leads among fans of the sport with 63 percent, compared to Obama’s 34, while maintaining a lead on a host of issues, from the economy to Medicare.
According to the survey:
Voters who follow NASCAR (68%) are more likely than all voters (54%) to say the country is on the wrong track. Also, while 48% of voters disapprove of President Obama’s job performance, nearly two thirds (63%) of NASCAR followers disapprove. This disapproval of President Obama overall extends to specific issues like the economy (66%) and the budget and spending (69%).
The telephone survey conducted early this month of 1,022 “likely” 2012 voters nationwide has a margin of error of ±3.1%.