Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 48%, Right Direction 39% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 9/17-9/20/09)

Population 1,005 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ
This poll asked respondents 9 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1005 Adults
Right Direction 39%
Wrong Track 48%
Mixed (vol) 10%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 51%
Disapprove 41%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 36%
Undecided 14%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1005 Adults
Approve 22%
Disapprove 66%
Undecided 12%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1005 Adults
Very Positive 38%
Somewhat Positive 18%
Neutral 11%
Somewhat Negative 14%
Very Negative 19%
Undecided 0%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1011 Adults
Approve 45%
Disapprove 46%
Undecided 9%

Party Identification

Asked of 1005 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 22%
2 Democrat 9%
3 Lean Democrat 10%
4 independent 22%
5 Lean Republican 11%
6 Republican 8%
7 Strong Republican 10%
8 Other 5%
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 39%
Bad Idea 41%
No Opinion 17%
Undecided 3%