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 1000 Adults
1 Right Direction 21%
2 Wrong Track 62%
3 Undecided 17%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 13%
2 Somewhat Approve 20%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 10%
4 Strongly Disapprove 43%
5 Undecided 14%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 17%
Somewhat Disapprove 7%
Strongly Disapprove 42%
Undecided 14%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 7%
Neither 19%
Disapprove 64%
Undecided 10%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 1000 Adults
Democrat 34%
Not Voting 11%
Other 2%
Republican 35%
Undecided 17%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Very Favorable 26%
2 Somewhat Favorable 18%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
4 Very Unfavorable 39%
5 Undecided 7%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Very Favorable 15%
2 Somewhat Favorable 23%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
4 Very Unfavorable 33%
5 Undecided 15%

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 703 Registered Voters
Obama I 45%
Other 4%
Romney 45%
Undecided 5%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Strongly Unfavorable 29%
Undecided 23%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 999 Adults
Approve 42%
Disapprove 51%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 363 Adults - Democrat
Approve 73%
Disapprove 22%
Undecided 4%
Asked of 259 Adults - Republican
Approve 5%
Disapprove 93%
Undecided 1%
Asked of 310 Adults - independent
Approve 37%
Disapprove 56%
Undecided 7%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Undecided 16%