Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 70%, Staying the Same 26% (CBS/Times 9/21-9/24/08)

Population 936 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS/Times [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 7 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 Likely Voters
Getting Better 2%
Getting Worse 70%
Staying the Same 26%
Undecided 2%

Party Identification

Asked of 936 Adults
Republican 28%
Democrat 34%
independent 32%
Undecided 6%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 936 Adults
Favorable 37%
Not Heard Enough 18%
Refused 2%
Undecided 14%
Unfavorable 29%

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 Likely Voters
Fairly Bad 34%
Fairly Good 17%
Undecided 1%
Very Bad 52%
Very Good 0%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of Likely Voters
Favorable 43%
Haven't heard enough 4%
Undecided 22%
Unfavorable 30%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of Likely Voters
Approve 26%
Disapprove 66%
Undecided 8%

2008 National General Election

Asked of Likely Voters
McCain 43%
Obama 48%
Other 1%
Won't Vote/Undecided 8%