Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 62%, Right Direction 22% (YouGov/Economist 8/11-8/13/12)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.1 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 11 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1,000 adults
Wrong Track 62%
Right Direction 22%
Undecided 17%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 37%
Very Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Undecided 6%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 32%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Very Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Undecided 13%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Undecided 30%
Strongly Unfavorable 24%
Strongly Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Undecided 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Favorable 15%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Disapprove 41%
Somewhat Approve 21%
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Undecided 11%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Disapprove 41%
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 18%
Undecided 11%
Somewhat Disapprove 9%

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 850 registered voters
Barack Obama I 47%
Mitt Romney 44%
Undecided 6%
Other 3%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 1,000 adults
Democrat 37%
Republican 35%
Undecided 16%
Not Voting 11%
Other 2%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Disapprove 61%
Neither 19%
Approve 11%
Undecided 10%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 998 adults
Disapprove 50%
Approve 43%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 392 Democrats
Approve 79%
Disapprove 16%
Undecided 5%
Asked of 245 Republicans
Disapprove 94%
Approve 5%
Undecided 2%
Asked of 288 independents
Disapprove 63%
Approve 37%
Undecided 1%