Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 47%, Romney 45% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 12/7-12/11/11)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 9 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of Registered Voters
Depends 1%
Obama I 47%
Other 4%
Romney 45%
Undecided 3%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Adults
Right Direction 22%
Wrong Track 69%
Mixed (vol) 6%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 46%
Disapprove 48%
Undecided 6%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 39%
Disapprove 57%
Undecided 4%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Very Positive 22%
Somewhat Positive 23%
Neutral 13%
Somewhat Negative 15%
Very Negative 27%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Positive 24%
Neutral 30%
Negative 32%
Undecided 14%

2012 General Election: Gingrich vs Obama

Asked of Registered Voters
Gingrich 40%
Not Voting 3%
Obama I 51%
Other 5%
Undecided 3%

Party Identification

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 19%
2 Democrat 11%
3 Lean Democrat 14%
4 independent 16%
5 Lean Republican 13%
6 Republican 10%
7 Strong Republican 14%
8 Other 2%
9 Undecided 1%

From what you have heard about Barack Obama's health care plan, do you think his plan is a good idea or a bad idea? If you do not have an opinion either way, please just say so.

Asked of 1000 Adults
Good Idea 34%
Bad Idea 41%
Undecided 1%