Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 61%, Staying the Same 32% (CBS/Times 9/12-9/16/08)

Population 1,133 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS/Times [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 9 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 1133 Adults
Getting Better 6%
Getting Worse 61%
Staying the Same 32%
Undecided 1%

Party Identification

Asked of 1133 Adults
Republican 28%
Democrat 39%
independent 26%
Undecided 7%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1133 Adults
Favorable 40%
Not Heard Enough 15%
Refused 0%
Undecided 15%
Unfavorable 30%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1133 Adults
Right Direction 14%
Wrong Track 81%
Undecided 5%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of Likely Voters
Favorable 45%
Haven't heard enough 3%
Undecided 16%
Unfavorable 35%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of Likely Voters
Approve 27%
Disapprove 68%
Undecided 5%

Asked of 712 Likely Voters
Barr 1%
McCain 43%
Nader 2%
Obama 49%
Won't Vote/Undecided 5%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 712 Likely Voters
McCain 44%
Obama 49%
Other 1%
Won't Vote/Undecided 6%

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 1133 Adults
Fairly Bad 39%
Fairly Good 20%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 39%
Very Good 2%