Poll Update

US Economy - Better or Worse - Getting Worse 76%, Getting Better 18% (Gallup 1/3-1/5/09)

Population 1,500 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source Gallup
This poll asked respondents 4 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

Right now, do you think that economic conditions in the country as a whole are getting better or getting worse?

Asked of 1500 Adults
Getting Better 18%
Getting Worse 76%
Staying the Same 4%
Undecided 3%

How would you rate economic conditions in this country today -- as excellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Asked of 1500 Adults
Excellent 2%
Good 10%
Only Fair 35%
Poor 53%
Undecided 0%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1500 Adults
Favorable 72%
Unfavorable 19%

US Satisfaction

Asked of 1500 Adults
Satisfied 13%
Dissatisfied 85%