Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 48%, Romney 46% (CBS News 10/17-10/20/12)

Population 1,383 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS
This poll asked respondents 5 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 790 likely voters
Barack Obama I 48%
Mitt Romney 46%
Undecided 4%
Other 1%
Won't Vote 1%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,383 adults
Approve 49%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 9%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,383 adults
Wrong Track 53%
Right Direction 40%
Undecided 7%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,383 adults
Favorable 47%
Unfavorable 42%
Undecided 9%
Haven't heard enough 1%
Refused 1%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,383 adults
Favorable 43%
Unfavorable 40%
Undecided 11%
Not Heard Enough 4%
Refused 1%