Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 46%, Romney 47% (YouGov/Economist 8/25-8/27/12)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.2 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 28%
Wrong Track 61%
Undecided 11%

2) Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Favorable 27%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 37%
Undecided 6%

3) Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Favorable 17%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 31%
Undecided 9%

4) Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Somewhat Favorable 12%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Strongly Favorable 25%
Strongly Unfavorable 25%
Undecided 19%

5) Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1,000 adults
Very Favorable 14%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Undecided 14%

6) Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 40%
Undecided 11%

7) Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1,000 adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Strongly Disapprove 38%
Undecided 12%

8) Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 9%
Disapprove 67%
Neither 15%
Undecided 10%

9) 2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 759 registered voters
Barack Obama 46%
Mitt Romney 47%
Other 4%
Undecided 4%

10) 2012 National House Race

Asked of 1,000 adults
Democrat 36%
Republican 34%
Not Voting 12%
Other 2%
Undecided 17%

11) Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1,000 adults
Approve 41%
Disapprove 50%
Undecided 9%
Asked of 375 Democrats
Approve 80%
Disapprove 12%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 252 Republicans
Approve 7%
Disapprove 91%
Undecided 2%
Asked of 308 independents
Approve 33%
Disapprove 63%
Undecided 4%