Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 61%, Right Direction 32% (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 16 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Right Direction 32%
Wrong Track 61%
Mixed (vol) 4%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Approve 44%
Disapprove 54%
Undecided 2%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 500 Registered Voters
Approve 54%
Disapprove 40%
Undecided 6%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 500 Registered Voters
Approve 12%
Disapprove 82%
Undecided 6%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Very Positive 31%
Somewhat Positive 17%
Neutral 8%
Somewhat Negative 13%
Very Negative 30%
Undecided 1%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Positive 38%
Neutral 17%
Negative 44%
Undecided 1%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
1 Very Positive 15%
2 Somewhat Positive 21%
3 Neutral 20%
4 Somewhat Negative 14%
5 Very Negative 26%
6 Don't Know Name/Not Sure 4%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Strongly Favorable 19%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Neutral 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Strongly Unfavorable 21%
Undecided 17%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Democrat 47%
Republican 42%
Undecided 11%

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
Depends 1%
Obama I 48%
Romney 44%
Undecided 7%

Party Identification

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
1 Strong Democrat 24%
2 Democrat 10%
3 Lean Democrat 11%
4 independent 13%
5 Lean Republican 12%
6 Republican 9%
7 Strong Republican 18%
8 Other 3%
9 Undecided 1%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
1 Very Positive 12%
2 Somewhat Positive 24%
3 Neutral 18%
4 Somewhat Negative 16%
5 Very Negative 29%
6 Don't Know Name/Not Sure 1%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Registered Voters
1 Very Positive 19%
2 Somewhat Positive 23%
3 Neutral 16%
4 Somewhat Negative 17%
5 Very Negative 23%
6 Undecided 2%