Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 47%, Romney 47% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 10/17-10/20/12)

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

1) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 816 likely voters
Barack Obama 47%
Mitt Romney 47%
Depends 1%
Other 3%
Undecided 3%

2) US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Right Direction 41%
Wrong Track 53%
Mixed (vol) 4%
Undecided 2%

3) Obama Job Approval

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

4) Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Approve 46%
Disapprove 52%
Undecided 2%

5) Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Approve 49%
Disapprove 46%
Undecided 5%

6) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 34%
Somewhat Positive 15%
Neutral 8%
Somewhat Negative 12%
Very Negative 31%

7) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Positive 43%
Neutral 12%
Negative 44%
Undecided 1%

8) Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 21%
Somewhat Positive 19%
Neutral 15%
Somewhat Negative 13%
Very Negative 29%
Don't Know Name/Not Sure 3%

9) Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Neutral 16%
Strongly Favorable 23%
Strongly Unfavorable 25%
Undecided 8%

10) 2012 National House Race

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Democrat 45%
Republican 43%
Undecided 12%

11) Party Identification

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
SD Strong Democrat (D) 23%
Democrat 9%
LD Lean Democrat (D) 12%
SR Strong Republican (R) 19%
Republican 7%
LR Lean Republican (R) 12%
independent 15%
Other 2%
Undecided 1%

12) Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 15%
Somewhat Positive 21%
Neutral 20%
Somewhat Negative 18%
Very Negative 25%
Don't Know Name/Not Sure 1%

13) Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 registered voters
Very Positive 21%
Somewhat Positive 21%
Neutral 17%
Somewhat Negative 17%
Very Negative 23%
Undecided 1%