Poll Update

Obama Job Approval - Approve 62%, Disapprove 24% (CBS News 3/12-3/16/09)

Population 1,142 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS News
This poll asked respondents 7 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1142 Adults
Approve 62%
Disapprove 24%
Undecided 14%
Asked of 419 Adults - Democrat
Approve 90%
Disapprove 3%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 301 Adults - Republican
Approve 23%
Disapprove 61%
Undecided 16%
Asked of 422 Adults - independent
Approve 58%
Disapprove 22%
Undecided 20%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1142 Adults
Right Direction 35%
Wrong Track 67%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1142 Adults
Approve 56%
Disapprove 33%
Undecided 11%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1142 Adults
Approve 30%
Disapprove 56%
Undecided 14%

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 1142 Adults
Fairly Bad 36%
Fairly Good 12%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 52%
Very Good 0%

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

Asked of 1142 Adults
Getting Better 19%
Getting Worse 41%
Staying the Same 37%
Undecided 3%

Party Identification

Asked of 1142 Adults
Republican 23%
Democrat 39%
independent 38%