Poll Update

US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 62%, Right Direction 21% (YouGov/Economist 8/18-8/20/12)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.6 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 21%
Undecided 17%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Disapprove 43%
Somewhat Approve 20%
Undecided 14%
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Disapprove 10%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Disapprove 42%
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 17%
Undecided 14%
Somewhat Disapprove 7%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Disapprove 64%
Neither 19%
Undecided 10%
Approve 7%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 1,000 adults
Republican 35%
Democrat 34%
Undecided 17%
Not Voting 11%
Other 2%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 39%
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Undecided 7%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 33%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Undecided 15%
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 703 registered voters
Barack Obama I 45%
Mitt Romney 45%
Undecided 5%
Other 4%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Unfavorable 29%
Undecided 23%
Strongly Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 999 adults
Disapprove 51%
Approve 42%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 363 Democrats
Approve 73%
Disapprove 22%
Undecided 4%
Asked of 259 Republicans
Disapprove 93%
Approve 5%
Undecided 1%
Asked of 310 independents
Disapprove 56%
Approve 37%
Undecided 7%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Unfavorable 34%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Undecided 16%
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%