Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 35% (Ipsos/Reuters (Web) 8/20-8/24/16)

Population 1,516 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 1049 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 35%
Other 9%
Wouldn't vote 4%
Don't know/Refused 9%
Asked of Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 81%
Donald Trump 7%
Other 6%
Wouldn't vote 3%
Don't know/Refused 4%
Asked of Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 6%
Donald Trump 73%
Other 10%
Wouldn't vote 3%
Don't know/Refused 8%
Asked of Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 20%
Donald Trump 34%
Other 24%
Wouldn't vote 9%
Don't know/Refused 13%

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

Asked of 1049 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 39%
Donald Trump (Republican) 36%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 7%
Jill Stein (Green) 3%
Other 3%
Wouldn’t Vote 4%
Don’t know / Refused 8%
Asked of Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 74%
Donald Trump (Republican) 8%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 4%
Jill Stein (Green) 3%
Other 3%
Wouldn’t Vote 2%
Don’t know / Refused 5%
Asked of Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 5%
Donald Trump (Republican) 75%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 9%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 2%
Wouldn’t Vote 3%
Don’t know / Refused 6%
Asked of Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 20%
Donald Trump (Republican) 34%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 16%
Jill Stein (Green) 8%
Other 5%
Wouldn’t Vote 6%
Don’t know / Refused 10%

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

Asked of 1516 Adults
Total Approve 44%
Total Disapprove 50%
Not sure 6%
Asked of 635 Adults - Democrat
Total Approve 79%
Total Disapprove 19%
Not sure 3%
Asked of 527 Adults - Republican
Total Approve 10%
Total Disapprove 89%
Not sure 1%
Asked of 174 Adults - independent
Total Approve 28%
Total Disapprove 66%
Not sure 5%

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 1516 Adults
Right Direction 21%
Wrong Track 66%
Don't Know 14%

Party Identification

Asked of 1516 Adults
Strong Democrat 15%
Moderate Democrat 21%
Lean Democrat 7%
Lean Republican 7%
Moderate Republican 13%
Strong Republican 11%
Independent 13%
None of These 8%
Don't Know 5%

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 1049 Likely Voters
Democratic Candidate 43%
Republican Candidate 36%
Candidate from Another Party 3%
Will not/do not plan to vote 4%
Don't Know/Refused 14%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1276 Registered Voters
Favorable 43%
Unfavorable 57%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1276 Registered Voters
Favorable 47%
Unfavorable 53%