Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 49%, Right Direction 39% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 7/24-7/27/09)

Population 1,011 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ
This poll asked respondents 12 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1011 Adults
Right Direction 39%
Wrong Track 49%
Mixed (vol) 9%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 53%
Disapprove 40%
Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 53%
Disapprove 40%
Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 57%
Disapprove 33%
Undecided 10%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 41%
Disapprove 46%
Undecided 13%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 24%
Disapprove 63%
Undecided 13%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1011 Adults
Very Positive 37%
Somewhat Positive 18%
Neutral 10%
Somewhat Negative 14%
Very Negative 20%
Undecided 1%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1011 Adults
Positive 28%
Neutral 30%
Negative 20%
Undecided 22%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1011 Adults
Negative 43%
Neutral 20%
Positive 32%
Undecided 5%

Party Identification

Asked of 1011 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 21%
2 Democrat 9%
3 Lean Democrat 12%
4 independent 18%
5 Lean Republican 11%
6 Republican 7%
7 Strong Republican 15%
8 Other 4%
9 Undecided 3%

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 1011 Adults
Good Idea 36%
Bad Idea 42%
No Opinion 17%
Undecided 5%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1011 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 27%
Neutral 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 15%
Undecided 1%