Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 57%, Staying the Same 32% (CBS/Times 10/25-10/29/08)

Population 1,439 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 1439 Adults
Getting Better 8%
Getting Worse 57%
Staying the Same 32%
Undecided 3%

Party Identification

Asked of 1439 Adults
Republican 30%
Democrat 37%
independent 27%
Undecided 5%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1439 Adults
Favorable 36%
Not Heard Enough 10%
Refused 0%
Undecided 14%
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 1439 Adults
Fairly Bad 41%
Fairly Good 10%
Undecided 0%
Very Bad 48%
Very Good 1%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1439 Adults
Right Direction 11%
Wrong Track 85%
Undecided 4%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Favorable 51%
Haven't heard enough 2%
Undecided 13%
Unfavorable 34%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1439 Adults
Approve 15%
Disapprove 75%
Undecided 10%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
Approve 22%
Disapprove 70%
Undecided 8%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 699 Likely Voters
McCain 41%
Obama 52%
Won't Vote/Undecided 7%