Poll Update

Obama Job Approval - Approve 56%, Disapprove 34% (CBS News 10/5-10/8/09)

Population 829 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 829 Adults
Approve 56%
Disapprove 34%
Undecided 10%
Asked of 265 Adults - Democrat
Approve 87%
Disapprove 8%
Undecided 5%
Asked of 227 Adults - Republican
Approve 20%
Disapprove 69%
Undecided 11%
Asked of 337 Adults - independent
Approve 52%
Disapprove 35%
Undecided 13%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 829 Adults
Approve 54%
Disapprove 38%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 829 Adults
Approve 48%
Disapprove 28%
Undecided 24%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 829 Adults
Approve 47%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 11%

Party Identification

Asked of 829 Adults
Republican 22%
Democrat 33%
independent 45%

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

Asked of 829 Adults
Getting Better 31%
Getting Worse 18%
Staying the Same 50%
Undecided 1%

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 829 Adults
Fairly Bad 49%
Fairly Good 15%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 35%
Very Good 1%