Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 84%, Getting Better 9% (USA Today/Gallup 10/10-10/12/08)

Population 1,269 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source USA Today/Gallup
This poll asked respondents 6 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the country as a whole are getting better or getting worse?

Asked of 1269 Adults
Getting Better 9%
Getting Worse 84%
Staying the Same 5%
Undecided 3%

Party Identification

Asked of 1269 Adults
Republican 30%
independent 33%
Democrat 35%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1030 Likely Voters
Favorable 62%
Unfavorable 35%
Undecided 2%

Pres (43) Bush - Job Approval

Asked of 1030 Likely Voters
Approve 25%
Disapprove 71%
Undecided 4%

US Satisfaction

Asked of 1269 Adults
Satisfied 7%
Dissatisfied 91%
Undecided 1%

2008 National General Election

Asked of 1030 Likely Voters
McCain 45%
Neither 1%
Obama 52%
Undecided 1%