Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 55%, Right Direction 33% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 12/11-12/14/09)

Population 1,009 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.1 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ
This poll asked respondents 8 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1009 Adults
Right Direction 33%
Wrong Track 55%
Mixed (vol) 10%
Undecided 2%

Obama Job Approval

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

Obama Job Approval - Economy

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

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 49%
Disapprove 42%
Undecided 9%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1009 Adults
Approve 22%
Disapprove 68%
Undecided 10%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1009 Adults
Very Positive 29%
Somewhat Positive 21%
Neutral 13%
Somewhat Negative 22%
Very Negative 22%
Undecided 0%

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 32%
Bad Idea 47%
No Opinion 17%
Undecided 4%

Party Identification

Asked of 1009 Adults
1 Strong Democrat 22%
2 Democrat 8%
3 Lean Democrat 10%
4 independent 19%
5 Lean Republican 13%
6 Republican 9%
7 Strong Republican 12%
8 Other 5%
9 Undecided 2%