Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 51%, Staying the Same 42% (CBS News 2/2-2/4/09)

Population 864 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 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 864 Adults
Getting Better 5%
Getting Worse 51%
Staying the Same 42%
Undecided 2%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 864 Adults
Approve 55%
Disapprove 24%
Undecided 21%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 864 Adults
Approve 62%
Disapprove 15%
Undecided 23%
Asked of 305 Adults - Democrat
Approve 86%
Disapprove 2%
Undecided 12%
Asked of 233 Adults - Republican
Approve 36%
Disapprove 36%
Undecided 28%
Asked of 326 Adults - independent
Approve 56%
Disapprove 12%
Undecided 32%

Party Identification

Asked of 864 Adults
Republican 25%
Democrat 38%
independent 37%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 864 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 15%
Undecided 35%

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 864 Adults
Fairly Bad 31%
Fairly Good 5%
Undecided 1%
Very Bad 63%
Very Good 0%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 864 Adults
Right Direction 23%
Wrong Track 68%
Undecided 9%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 864 Adults
Approve 26%
Disapprove 62%
Undecided 12%