Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Right Direction 43%, Wrong Track 43% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 4/23-4/26/09)

Population 1,005 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.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1005 Adults
Right Direction 43%
Wrong Track 43%
Mixed (vol) 10%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 61%
Disapprove 30%
Undecided 9%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 55%
Disapprove 37%
Undecided 8%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 28%
Disapprove 58%
Undecided 14%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1005 Adults
Very Positive 45%
Somewhat Positive 19%
Neutral 12%
Somewhat Negative 10%
Very Negative 13%
Undecided 1%

Party Identification

Asked of 1005 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 21%
2 Democrat 9%
3 Lean Democrat 12%
4 independent 19%
5 Lean Republican 11%
6 Republican 7%
7 Strong Republican 13%
8 Other 4%
9 Undecided 4%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 56%
Disapprove 31%
Undecided 13%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1005 Adults
Negative 38%
Neutral 24%
Positive 32%
Undecided 6%

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 1005 Adults
Good Idea 33%
Bad Idea 26%
No Opinion 34%
Undecided 7%