Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 47%, Trump 38% (NBC News/Wall Street Journal 7/31-8/3/16)

Population 800 Registered Voters
Margin of Error ±3.46 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source NBC/WSJ
This poll asked respondents 14 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

If the next election for president were held today, with (ROTATE) … Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the Republican candidates, and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic candidates, for whom would you vote?

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine 47%
Donald Trump and Mike Pence 38%
Neither 8%
Other 3%
Not sure 4%

And, if the next election for president were held today, with Donald Trump as the Republican candidate, Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate, Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate, and Jill Stein the Green Party candidate for whom would you vote?

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 43%
Donald Trump 34%
Gary Johnson 10%
Jill Stein 5%
Depends (VOL) 1%
None/Other (VOL) 3%
Not Sure 4%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 36%
Somewhat Positive 14%
Neutral 10%
Somewhat Negative 12%
Very Negative 28%
Don't know name/Not sure 0%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 17%
Somewhat Positive 20%
Neutral 10%
Somewhat Negative 11%
Very Negative 42%
Don't know name/Not sure 0%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 13%
Somewhat Positive 15%
Neutral 11%
Somewhat Negative 11%
Very Negative 50%
Don't know name/Not sure 0%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 14%
Somewhat Positive 26%
Neutral 16%
Somewhat Negative 18%
Very Negative 25%
Don't know name/Not sure 1%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 8%
Somewhat Positive 19%
Neutral 22%
Somewhat Negative 25%
Very Negative 26%
Don't know name/Not sure 0%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 10%
Somewhat Positive 13%
Neutral 28%
Somewhat Negative 12%
Very Negative 13%
Don't know name/Not sure 24%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 10%
Somewhat Positive 16%
Neutral 31%
Somewhat Negative 10%
Very Negative 9%
Don't know name/Not sure 25%

Ted Cruz Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 6%
Somewhat Positive 16%
Neutral 20%
Somewhat Negative 23%
Very Negative 30%
Don't know name/Not sure 5%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Very Positive 26%
Somewhat Positive 25%
Neutral 17%
Somewhat Negative 12%
Very Negative 17%
Don't know name/Not sure 3%

All in all, do you think that things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel that things are off on the wrong track?

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Headed in the right direction 32%
Off on the wrong track 62%
Mixed (vol) 3%
Not sure 3%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Approve 52%
Disapprove 44%
Not sure 4%

Party Identification

Asked of 800 Registered Voters
Strong Democrat 25%
Not very strong Democrat 8%
independent/lean Democrat 11%
independent 13%
independent/lean Republican 9%
Not very strong Republican 8%
Strong Republican 19%
Other (vol) 4%
Not sure 3%