Poll Update

Barack Obama Favorable Rating - Very Favorable 36%, Very Unfavorable 32% (YouGov/Economist 8/16-8/18/09)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.9 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist
This poll asked respondents 10 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Very Favorable 36%
2 Somewhat Favorable 16%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
4 Very Unfavorable 32%
5 Undecided 4%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 19%
2 Somewhat Approve 26%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 11%
4 Strongly Disapprove 37%
5 Undecided 6%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Strongly Disapprove 36%
Undecided 8%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 17%
Neither 15%
Disapprove 60%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 49%
Disapprove 44%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 343 Adults - Democrat
Approve 86%
Disapprove 10%
Undecided 4%
Asked of 237 Adults - Republican
Approve 11%
Disapprove 85%
Undecided 4%
Asked of 297 Adults - independent
Approve 45%
Disapprove 53%
Undecided 3%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Right Direction 37%
2 Wrong Track 51%
3 Undecided 12%

US Economy - Better or Worse

Asked of 1000 Adults
Getting Better 28%
Staying the Same 31%
Getting Worse 35%
Undecided 6%

If the 2010 elections for U.S. Congress were being held today, who would you vote for in the district where you live?

Asked of 704 Registered Voters
Democrat 45%
Republican 44%
Undecided 11%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Very Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 28%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Undecided 5%

Palin, Sarah - US - Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Adults
Favorable 39%
Unfavorable 53%
Undecided 8%