Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 76%, Getting Better 19% (Gallup 1/19-1/21/09)

Population 1,500 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source Gallup
This poll asked respondents 2 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 19%
Getting Worse 76%
Staying the Same 3%
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 36%
Poor 54%
Undecided 1%