Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 48%, Romney 44% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 8/16-8/20/12)

Population 1,000 Registered Voters
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 14 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster.

1) US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Right Direction 32%
Wrong Track 61%
Mixed (vol) 4%
Undecided 3%

2) Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Approve 48%
Disapprove 49%
Undecided 3%

3) Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Approve 44%
Disapprove 54%
Undecided 2%

4) Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 500 registered voters
Approve 54%
Disapprove 40%
Undecided 6%

5) Congress Job Approval

Asked of 500 registered voters
Approve 12%
Disapprove 82%
Undecided 6%

6) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 31%
Somewhat Positive 17%
Neutral 8%
Somewhat Negative 13%
Very Negative 30%
Undecided 1%

7) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Positive 38%
Neutral 17%
Negative 44%
Undecided 1%

8) Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 15%
Somewhat Positive 21%
Neutral 20%
Somewhat Negative 14%
Very Negative 26%
Don't Know Name/Not Sure 4%

9) Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Neutral 18%
Strongly Favorable 19%
Strongly Unfavorable 21%
Undecided 17%

10) 2012 National House Race

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Democrat 47%
Republican 42%
Undecided 11%

11) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Barack Obama 48%
Mitt Romney 44%
Depends 1%
Undecided 7%

12) Party Identification

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
SD Strong Democrat (D) 24%
Democrat 10%
LD Lean Democrat (D) 11%
SR Strong Republican (R) 18%
Republican 9%
LR Lean Republican (R) 12%
independent 13%
Other 3%
Undecided 1%

13) Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 12%
Somewhat Positive 24%
Neutral 18%
Somewhat Negative 16%
Very Negative 29%
Don't Know Name/Not Sure 1%

14) Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 19%
Somewhat Positive 23%
Neutral 16%
Somewhat Negative 17%
Very Negative 23%
Undecided 2%