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.

1) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of registered voters
Barack Obama 47%
Mitt Romney 45%
Depends 1%
Other 4%
Undecided 3%

2) US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,000 adults
Right Direction 22%
Wrong Track 69%
Mixed (vol) 6%
Undecided 3%

3) Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 46%
Disapprove 48%
Undecided 6%

4) Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 39%
Disapprove 57%
Undecided 4%

5) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Positive 22%
Somewhat Positive 23%
Neutral 13%
Somewhat Negative 15%
Very Negative 27%

6) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Positive 24%
Neutral 30%
Negative 32%
Undecided 14%

7) 2012 General Election: Gingrich vs Obama

Asked of registered voters
Barack Obama 51%
Newt Gingrich (R) 40%
Not Voting 3%
Other 5%
Undecided 3%

8) Party Identification

Asked of 1,000 adults
SD Strong Democrat (D) 19%
Democrat 11%
LD Lean Democrat (D) 14%
SR Strong Republican (R) 14%
Republican 10%
LR Lean Republican (R) 13%
independent 16%
Other 2%
Undecided 1%

9) Obama Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose

Asked of 1,000 adults
Good Idea 34%
Bad Idea 41%
Undecided 1%