CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL

The President, the Economy, and the Direction of the Country
October 28 – November 1, 2016
Q1. – Q19 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
54
17
86
54
40
80
11
37
6
4
4
9

Sep16d
%
55
38
7

Q21. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty
seriously gotten off on the wrong track?

Right direction
Wrong track
Don't know/No answer

35
61
3

9
91
1

62
33
5

32
64
4

Oct16a
26
67
7

Q22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

15
76
8

15
79
7

14
79
7

17
72
11

Jul16a
15
79
7

Q23. Is your opinion of Michelle Obama favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about
Michelle Obama yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

52
20
14
12
2

21
47
19
10
2

85
4
5
6
-

47
14
17
18
3

Jan13a
51
13
15
19
2

Q24. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or
very bad?

Very good
Fairly good
Fairly bad
Very bad
Don't know/No answer

Total
7
46
26
20
2

Rep
2
28
36
33
1

Dem
9
66
17
6
2

Ind
8
42
26
21
3

Sep16d
7
49
25
17
2

Q25. Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

Better
Worse
Same
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
26
7
47
23
30
49
13
31
43
43
39
46
1
1
1
1

Total Respondents

Unweighted
1,561

Total Republicans
Total Democrats
Total Independents

479
503
579

Weighted

436
509
617

Sep16d
%
29
25
45
1