Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 75%, Staying the Same 21% (CBS 10/3-10/5/08)

Population 821 Registered Voters
Margin of Error ±3.5 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS News
This poll asked respondents 8 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

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

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
Getting Better 3%
Getting Worse 75%
Staying the Same 21%
Undecided 1%

Party Identification

Asked of 821 Registered Voters
Republican 28%
Democrat 38%
independent 34%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 821 Registered Voters
Favorable 40%
Not Heard Enough 15%
Refused 1%
Undecided 12%
Unfavorable 32%

How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
Fairly Bad 34%
Fairly Good 10%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 55%
Very Good 1%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
Favorable 46%
Haven't heard enough 3%
Undecided 16%
Unfavorable 34%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
Approve 15%
Disapprove 73%
Undecided 12%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
Approve 22%
Disapprove 70%
Undecided 8%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 616 Likely Voters
McCain 45%
Obama 48%
Other 0%
Won't Vote/Undecided 9%