A new CBS News poll says fully 20% are not tuned in to the election. Less than half (45%) say they are paying a lot of attention to the presidential campaign, while about a third say they are paying a little attention.
In a bit of bad news for Barack Obama, 62% say the country is headed in the wrong direction, while only 31% say it's on the right track.
While the number who say the country is headed in the right direction is far higher than it was at this point in the 2008 presidential campaign (when just 14 percent thought so), assessments now are more negative than they were before the presidential elections of 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Seven in 10 Americans rate the economy as bad, but that's an improvement compared to August 2010 and August 2008. The last time 50 percent or more said the economy was good was in October 2007.
More Americans (30 percent) think the economy is getting worse than think it's improving (25 percent). Another 43 percent think the economy is staying the same. The public is divided, 42 percent to 42 percent, as to whether or not the country's economy is probably headed into another recession.