Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 48%, Romney 47% (CBS/Times 10/25-10/28/12)

Population 898 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 563 likely voters
Barack Obama I 48%
Mitt Romney 47%
Undecided 3%
Other 1%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 563 likely voters
Democrat 48%
Republican 46%
Depends 3%
Undecided 2%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 898 adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 8%
Asked of 297 Democrats
Approve 89%
Disapprove 5%
Undecided 5%
Asked of 257 Republicans
Disapprove 88%
Approve 9%
Undecided 3%
Asked of 344 independents
Disapprove 44%
Approve 42%
Undecided 13%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 898 adults
Wrong Track 54%
Right Direction 39%
Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 898 adults
Approve 47%
Disapprove 41%
Undecided 12%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 898 adults
Disapprove 47%
Approve 46%
Undecided 7%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 898 adults
Disapprove 75%
Approve 15%
Undecided 10%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 563 likely voters
Favorable 44%
Unfavorable 43%
Undecided 11%
Not Heard Enough 3%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 563 likely voters
Favorable 46%
Unfavorable 46%
Undecided 7%
Not Heard Enough 1%
Refused 1%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 563 likely voters
Unfavorable 43%
Favorable 37%
Not Heard Enough 10%
Undecided 10%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 563 likely voters
Favorable 35%
Unfavorable 34%
Not Heard Enough 20%
Undecided 11%

Party Identification

Asked of 563 likely voters
Democrat 46%
independent 33%
Republican 31%