Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 70%, Getting Better 12% (Rasmussen Reports 10/17-10/19/08)

Population 3,000 Likely Voters
Margin of Error ±2.0 percentage points
Polling Method Automated Phone
Source Rasmussen
This poll asked respondents 3 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse these days?

Asked of 3000 Likely Voters
Getting Better 12%
Getting Worse 70%
Staying the Same 12%
Undecided 6%

US Economy - Excellent or Poor

Asked of 3000 Likely Voters
Excellent 5%
Fair 26%
Good 4%
Poor 64%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 3000 Likely Voters
McCain 46%
Obama 50%