Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 81%, Getting Better 14% (Gallup 10/13-10/15/08)

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 14%
Getting Worse 81%
Staying the Same 2%
Undecided 3%

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

Asked of 1500 Adults
Excellent 2%
Good 10%
Only Fair 33%
Poor 55%
Undecided 1%