Poll Update

National - 2012 President - Obama 49%, Romney 44% (YouGov/Economist 9/15-9/17/12)

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.

2012 General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Asked of 943 Registered Voters
Obama I 49%
Other 3%
Romney 44%
Undecided 3%

2012 National House Race

Asked of 1000 Adults
Democrat 44%
Not Voting 3%
Other 1%
Republican 36%
Undecided 15%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Right Direction 34%
2 Wrong Track 54%
3 Undecided 12%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Very Favorable 36%
2 Somewhat Favorable 16%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 7%
4 Very Unfavorable 37%
5 Undecided 3%

Mitt Romney Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Very Favorable 24%
2 Somewhat Favorable 18%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
4 Very Unfavorable 37%
5 Undecided 6%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 12%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Strongly Unfavorable 37%
Undecided 12%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 33%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 22%
2 Somewhat Approve 21%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 9%
4 Strongly Disapprove 41%
5 Undecided 7%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Approve 30%
Somewhat Approve 16%
Somewhat Disapprove 6%
Strongly Disapprove 40%
Undecided 7%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 10%
Neither 14%
Disapprove 70%
Undecided 6%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 48%
Disapprove 48%
Undecided 4%
Asked of 405 Adults - Democrat
Approve 87%
Disapprove 9%
Undecided 3%
Asked of 262 Adults - Republican
Approve 4%
Disapprove 94%
Undecided 2%
Asked of 272 Adults - independent
Approve 49%
Disapprove 48%
Undecided 3%