Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 56%, Right Direction 35% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 1/13-1/17/11)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 10 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,000 adults
Right Direction 35%
Wrong Track 56%
Mixed (vol) 5%
Undecided 4%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 53%
Disapprove 41%
Undecided 6%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 45%
Disapprove 50%
Undecided 5%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Somewhat Negative 14%
Very Negative 18%
Somewhat Positive 23%
Very Positive 29%
Undecided 1%
Neutral 15%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Positive 27%
Negative 49%
Undecided 3%
Neutral 21%

Party Identification

Asked of 1,000 adults
Democrat 11%
Republican 9%
LD Lean Democrat (D) 10%
LR Lean Republican (R) 11%
SR Strong Republican (R) 12%
independent 18%
SD Strong Democrat (D) 20%
Undecided 2%
Other 7%

2012 National GOP Primary

Asked of 1,000 adults
John Thune (R) 1%
Haley Barbour (R) 2%
Mitch Daniels (R) 3%
Rick Santorum (R) 3%
Tim Pawlenty (R) 5%
Ron Paul (R) 8%
Newt Gingrich (R) 10%
Sarah Palin (R) 14%
Mike Huckabee (R) 18%
Mitt Romney 19%
Other 2%
Not Voting 6%
Undecided 8%

2012 National Presidential General Election

Asked of 1,000 adults
Mike Huckabee (R) 41%
Barack Obama I 51%
Not Voting 1%
Undecided 3%
Other 4%

2012 General Election: Gingrich vs Obama

Asked of 1,000 adults
Newt Gingrich (R) 35%
Barack Obama I 54%
Not Voting 1%
Other 5%
Undecided 5%

Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose

Asked of 1,000 adults
Bad Idea 39%
Good Idea 39%
Undecided 1%
No Opinion 21%