Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 49%, Romney 46% (CBS/Times 9/8-9/12/12)

Population 1,301 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS/Times [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 12 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 1162 Likely Voters
Obama I 49%
Romney 46%
Undecided 4%

Obama Job Approval

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1301 Adults
Right Direction 40%
Wrong Track 54%
Undecided 6%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1301 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 36%
Undecided 15%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1301 Adults
Approve 45%
Disapprove 47%
Undecided 8%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1301 Adults
Approve 16%
Disapprove 74%
Undecided 10%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1170 Registered Voters
Favorable 45%
Haven't heard enough 2%
Refused 1%
Undecided 11%
Unfavorable 41%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1170 Registered Voters
Favorable 33%
Not Heard Enough 10%
Undecided 16%
Unfavorable 40%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1170 Registered Voters
Favorable 34%
Not Heard Enough 16%
Refused 1%
Undecided 15%
Unfavorable 34%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1170 Registered Voters
Favorable 26%
Not Heard Enough 33%
Undecided 13%
Unfavorable 27%

Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose

Asked of 1301 Adults
Support 42%
Oppose 46%
Undecided 12%