Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 79%, Getting Better 15% (Gallup 12/19-12/21/08)

Population 1,500 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source Gallup
This poll asked respondents 4 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the country as a whole are getting better or getting worse?

Asked of 1500 Adults
Getting Better 15%
Getting Worse 79%
Staying the Same 4%
Undecided 2%

How would you rate economic conditions in this country today -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Asked of 1500 Adults
Excellent 1%
Good 8%
Only Fair 34%
Poor 57%
Undecided 1%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1500 Adults
Favorable 71%
Unfavorable 21%

US Satisfaction

Asked of 1500 Adults
Satisfied 13%
Dissatisfied 85%