Poll Update

Obama Job Approval - Approve 52%, Disapprove 42% (American Research Group 8/16-8/19/09)

Population 1,100 Adults
Margin of Error ±2.6 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source ARG
This poll asked respondents 4 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1100 Adults
Approve 52%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 6%
Asked of 440 Adults - Democrat
Approve 86%
Disapprove 8%
Asked of 253 Adults - Republican
Approve 6%
Disapprove 94%
Asked of 297 Adults - independent
Approve 41%
Disapprove 48%

Party Identification

Asked of 1100 Adults
Democrat 40%
independent 27%
Republican 23%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1100 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 45%
Undecided 5%

Do you think the national economy is getting better, staying the same, or getting worse?

Asked of 1100 Adults
Getting Better 41%
Staying the Same 21%
Getting Worse 35%
Undecided 3%