Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 73%, Right Direction 19% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 8/27-8/31/11)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 13 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Adults
Right Direction 19%
Wrong Track 73%
Mixed (vol) 5%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 44%
Disapprove 51%
Undecided 5%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 37%
Disapprove 59%
Undecided 4%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 45%
Undecided 5%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 13%
Disapprove 82%
Undecided 5%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Very Positive 30%
Somewhat Positive 20%
Neutral 12%
Somewhat Negative 14%
Very Negative 24%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Positive 24%
Neutral 32%
Negative 29%
Undecided 15%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Negative 54%
Neutral 20%
Positive 24%
Undecided 2%

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 1000 Adults
Depends 2%
Obama I 46%
Other 4%
Romney 45%
Undecided 3%

Party Identification

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 18%
2 Democrat 13%
3 Lean Democrat 8%
4 independent 17%
5 Lean Republican 10%
6 Republican 11%
7 Strong Republican 13%
8 Other 19%

2012 National GOP Primary

Asked of 238 Likely Voters - Republican
Bachmann 8%
Cain 5%
Gingrich 5%
Huntsman 2%
Not Voting 2%
Paul 9%
Perry 38%
Romney 23%
Santorum 3%
Undecided 5%

2012 National GOP Primary

2012 National Presidential General Election

Asked of 1000 Adults
Depends 2%
Obama I 47%
Other 4%
Perry 42%
Undecided 5%