Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 54%, Staying the Same 37% (CBS/Times 1/11-1/15/09)

Population 1,112 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source CBS/Times [PDF]
This poll asked respondents 5 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

Asked of 1112 Adults
Getting Better 7%
Getting Worse 54%
Staying the Same 37%
Undecided 2%

Party Identification

Asked of 1112 Adults
Republican 21%
Democrat 39%
independent 31%
Undecided 8%

How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad?

Asked of 1112 Adults
Fairly Bad 30%
Fairly Good 6%
Undecided 1%
Very Bad 62%
Very Good 1%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1112 Adults
Favorable 60%
Haven't heard enough 8%
Undecided 22%
Unfavorable 9%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1112 Adults
Right Direction 15%
Wrong Track 79%
Undecided 6%