Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 52%, Right Direction 36% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 10/22-10/25/09)

Population 1,009 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ
This poll asked respondents 10 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1009 Adults
Right Direction 36%
Wrong Track 52%
Mixed (vol) 9%
Undecided 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 51%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 47%
Disapprove 46%
Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 51%
Disapprove 39%
Undecided 10%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 24%
Disapprove 65%
Undecided 11%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 43%
Disapprove 48%
Undecided 9%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1009 Adults
Very Positive 36%
Somewhat Positive 20%
Neutral 11%
Somewhat Negative 12%
Very Negative 21%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1009 Adults
Negative 46%
Neutral 22%
Positive 27%
Undecided 5%

Party Identification

Asked of 1009 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 24%
2 Democrat 6%
3 Lean Democrat 13%
4 independent 17%
5 Lean Republican 14%
6 Republican 7%
7 Strong Republican 10%
8 Other 6%
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 1009 Adults
Good Idea 38%
Bad Idea 42%
No Opinion 16%
Undecided 4%