Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 67%, Staying the Same 26% (CBS/Times 10/10-10/13/08)

Population 1,070 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 1070 Adults
Getting Better 5%
Getting Worse 67%
Staying the Same 26%
Undecided 2%

Party Identification

Asked of 1070 Adults
Republican 28%
Democrat 36%
independent 29%
Undecided 7%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1070 Adults
Favorable 32%
Not Heard Enough 10%
Refused 1%
Undecided 16%
Unfavorable 41%

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 1070 Adults
Fairly Bad 37%
Fairly Good 10%
Undecided 1%
Very Bad 52%
Very Good 0%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1070 Adults
Right Direction 7%
Wrong Track 89%
Undecided 4%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Favorable 50%
Haven't heard enough 2%
Undecided 15%
Unfavorable 32%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1070 Adults
Approve 12%
Disapprove 74%
Undecided 14%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Approve 24%
Disapprove 66%
Undecided 10%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
McCain 39%
Obama 53%
Other 1%
Won't Vote/Undecided 7%