Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 47%, Romney 44% (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.

1) US Right Direction Wrong Track

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

2) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

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

3) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

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

4) Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

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

5) Joe Biden Favorable Rating

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

6) Obama Job Approval - Economy

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

7) Obama Job Approval - Health

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

8) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

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

9) 2012 National House Race

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

10) Congress Job Approval

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

11) Obama Job Approval

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