POLITICS
08/22/2012 11:47 am ET

US-2012 President: 48% Obama (D), 44% Romney (R) (NBC/WSJ 8/16-8/20)

NBC/Wall Street Journal
8/16/12-8/20/12; 1,000 registered voters, 3.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
NBC release, NBC story, WSJ story (paywalled)

National

State of the Country
32% Right Direction, 61% Wrong Track (chart)

Obama Job Approval
48% Approve, 49% Disapprove (chart)
Economy: 44/54 (chart)
Foreign Policy: 54/40 (chart)

Congressional Job Approval
12% Approve, 82% Disapprove (chart)

Positive / Negative
Barack Obama: 48 / 43 (chart)
Mitt Romney: 38 / 44 (chart)
Joe Biden: 36 / 40 (chart)
Paul Ryan: 33 / 32 (chart)

2012 Congress: Generic Ballot
47% Democrat, 42% Republican (chart)

2012 President
48% Obama (D), 44% Romney (R) (chart)

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