Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 52%, Romney 45% (Reason Magazine/Arthur N. Rupe 9/13-9/17/12)

Population 1,006 Likely Voters
Margin of Error ±4.3 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source Reason/Rupe [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 7 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster.

1) Obama Job Approval

Asked of 787 likely voters
Approve 51%
Disapprove 46%
Undecided 4%

2) Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 787 likely voters
Approve 47%
Disapprove 50%
Undecided 3%

3) Congress Job Approval

Asked of 787 likely voters
Approve 16%
Disapprove 77%
Undecided 8%

4) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 787 likely voters
Favorable 41%
Unfavorable 49%
Can't Rate 8%
Never Heard Of 1%
Refused 1%

5) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 787 likely voters
Favorable 52%
Unfavorable 45%
Can't Rate 2%
Never Heard Of 1%
Refused 1%

6) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 787 likely voters
Barack Obama 52%
Mitt Romney 45%
Undecided 4%

7) Party Identification

Asked of 787 likely voters
Democrat 36%
Republican 28%
independent 29%
Undecided 6%