Poll Update

Congress Job Approval - Disapprove 59%, Approve 14% (YouGov/Economist 10/18-10/20/09)

Population 1,000 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.9 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 8 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 14%
Neither 16%
Disapprove 59%
Undecided 11%

Overall, given what you know about them, do you support or oppose the proposed changes to the health care system being developed by Congress and the Obama administration?

Asked of 1000 Adults
Favor 49%
Oppose 51%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 17%
2 Somewhat Approve 26%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 16%
4 Strongly Disapprove 31%
5 Undecided 10%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1000 Adults
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
Undecided 10%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1000 Adults
1 Right Direction 35%
2 Wrong Track 51%
3 Undecided 14%

US Economy - Better or Worse

Asked of 1000 Adults
Getting Better 25%
Staying the Same 34%
Getting Worse 34%
Undecided 8%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1000 Adults
Approve 50%
Disapprove 40%
Undecided 10%
Asked of 358 Adults - Democrat
Approve 83%
Disapprove 11%
Undecided 7%
Asked of 237 Adults - Republican
Approve 14%
Disapprove 79%
Undecided 6%
Asked of 307 Adults - independent
Approve 45%
Disapprove 45%
Undecided 10%

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 47%
Republican 42%
Undecided 11%