Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 57%, Staying the Same 30% (CBS/Times 10/19-10/22/08)

Population 1,152 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 1152 Adults
Getting Better 11%
Getting Worse 57%
Staying the Same 30%
Undecided 2%

Party Identification

Asked of 1152 Adults
Republican 26%
Democrat 41%
independent 28%
Undecided 5%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1152 Adults
Favorable 31%
Not Heard Enough 12%
Refused 0%
Undecided 17%
Unfavorable 40%

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 1152 Adults
Fairly Bad 35%
Fairly Good 13%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 51%
Very Good 0%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1152 Adults
Right Direction 11%
Wrong Track 85%
Undecided 4%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Favorable 52%
Haven't heard enough 2%
Undecided 15%
Unfavorable 31%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1152 Adults
Approve 17%
Disapprove 70%
Undecided 13%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Approve 22%
Disapprove 72%
Undecided 6%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
McCain 39%
Obama 52%
Other 2%
Won't Vote/Undecided 7%