Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 36% (Ipsos/Reuters (Web) 8/6-8/10/16)

Population 1,459 Adults
Margin of Error ±2.9 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source Ipsos/Reuters
This poll asked respondents 8 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were as below, for whom would you vote?

Asked of 974 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 36%
Other 10%
Wouldn't vote 4%
Don't know/Refused 8%
Asked of Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 77%
Donald Trump 7%
Other 7%
Wouldn't vote 2%
Don't know/Refused 7%
Asked of Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 6%
Donald Trump 80%
Other 8%
Wouldn't vote 3%
Don't know/Refused 4%
Asked of Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 20%
Donald Trump 24%
Other 34%
Wouldn't vote 10%
Don't know/Refused 12%

If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were as below, for whom would you vote?

Asked of 974 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 40%
Donald Trump (Republican) 35%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 7%
Jill Stein (Green) 3%
Other 4%
Wouldn’t Vote 3%
Don’t know / Refused 8%
Asked of Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 76%
Donald Trump (Republican) 6%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 4%
Jill Stein (Green) 2%
Other 4%
Wouldn’t Vote 1%
Don’t know / Refused 7%
Asked of Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 5%
Donald Trump (Republican) 78%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 7%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 2%
Wouldn’t Vote 2%
Don’t know / Refused 6%
Asked of Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 18%
Donald Trump (Republican) 24%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 22%
Jill Stein (Green) 9%
Other 10%
Wouldn’t Vote 6%
Don’t know / Refused 11%

Overall, do you approve or disapprove about the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Asked of 1459 Adults
Total Approve 50%
Total Disapprove 45%
Not sure 5%
Asked of 680 Adults - Democrat
Total Approve 84%
Total Disapprove 14%
Not sure 1%
Asked of 468 Adults - Republican
Total Approve 10%
Total Disapprove 87%
Not sure 3%
Asked of 175 Adults - independent
Total Approve 36%
Total Disapprove 57%
Not sure 7%

Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?

Asked of 1459 Adults
Right Direction 24%
Wrong Track 62%
Don't Know 14%

Party Identification

Asked of 1459 Adults
Strong Democrat 16%
Moderate Democrat 22%
Lean Democrat 8%
Lean Republican 6%
Moderate Republican 14%
Strong Republican 10%
Independent 12%
None of These 8%
Don't Know 3%

In 2016, if the election for U.S. Congress were held today, would you vote for the Democratic candidate or the Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in your district where you live?

Asked of 974 Likely Voters
Democratic Candidate 41%
Republican Candidate 35%
Candidate from Another Party 4%
Will not/do not plan to vote 3%
Don't Know/Refused 17%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1248 Registered Voters
Favorable 38%
Unfavorable 62%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1248 Registered Voters
Favorable 50%
Unfavorable 50%