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
Wrong Track 56%
Right Direction 35%
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
Disapprove 50%
Approve 45%
Undecided 5%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

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

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

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

Party Identification

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

2012 National GOP Primary

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

2012 National Presidential General Election

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

2012 General Election: Gingrich vs Obama

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

Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose

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