Survey: Physicians Favor Obama, Democrats in 2012 Election

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Roughly nine out of 10 physicians plan to vote in the November elections, and physicians currently favor more Democrats than Republicans by a slim margin, according to Physicians Practice's "Great American Physician Survey."

In a plurality, 41 percent of physicians said they are likely to vote for more Democrats across the board compared with 38 percent of physicians likely to vote for more Republicans. Roughly 2.2 percent of respondents favor mostly third-party candidates, and almost 19 percent of respondents are still undecided.

The survey fielded responses from 927 physicians — 61.5 percent male and 38.5 percent female.

About 42.3 percent of physicians plan to vote President Barack Obama to a second term, while 32.7 percent said they will vote for Republican challenger Mitt Romney. However, 22.5 percent are still undecided when it comes to the presidential pick, and 2.5 percent favor a third-party candidate.

To view the full results of the survey, click here.

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