Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 79%, Getting Better 16% (Gallup 9/13-9/15/08)

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 16%
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 2%
Good 19%
Only Fair 37%
Poor 42%
Undecided 1%