Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 48%, Trump 41% (Suffolk University/USA Today 8/24-8/29/16)

Population 1,000 Likely Voters
Margin of Error ±3.0 percentage points
Polling Method Live Phone
Source Suffolk/USA Today
This poll asked respondents 10 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

If the general election was held today and the candidates were Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump, for whom will you vote or lean toward?

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Clinton 48%
Trump 41%
Undecided 9%
Refused 2%
Asked of 360 Likely Voters - Democrat
Clinton 89%
Trump 6%
Undecided 3%
Refused 1%
Asked of 309 Likely Voters - Republican
Clinton 7%
Trump 85%
Undecided 7%
Refused 1%
Asked of 318 Likely Voters - independent
Clinton 43%
Trump 37%
Undecided 16%
Refused 4%

Your state’s presidential ballot may include Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. If the general election was held today and the candidates were Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald Trump, Green Party Jill Stein, or Libertarian Gary Johnson, for whom will you vote or lean toward?

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Democrat Hillary Clinton 42%
Republican Donald Trump 35%
Libertarian Party Gary Johnson 9%
Green Party Jill Stein 4%
Undecided 10%
Refused 1%
Asked of 360 Likely Voters - Democrat
Democrat Hillary Clinton 81%
Republican Donald Trump 3%
Libertarian Party Gary Johnson 4%
Green Party Jill Stein 5%
Undecided 6%
Refused 1%
Asked of 309 Likely Voters - Republican
Democrat Hillary Clinton 7%
Republican Donald Trump 78%
Libertarian Party Gary Johnson 6%
Green Party Jill Stein 2%
Undecided 7%
Refused 1%
Asked of 318 Likely Voters - independent
Democrat Hillary Clinton 32%
Republican Donald Trump 28%
Libertarian Party Gary Johnson 19%
Green Party Jill Stein 5%
Undecided 15%
Refused 1%

Do you feel the country is headed in the right direction or is on the wrong track?

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Right Direction 28%
Wrong Track 59%
Undecided 13%

Do you think of yourself as a Democrat, Republican, or Independent? {IF INDEPENDENT, “Which party would you lean toward/feel closest to”}

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Democrat 36%
Republican 31%
independent 27%
Other 5%
Refused 1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Approve 50%
Disapprove 45%
Undecided 5%
Asked of 360 Likely Voters - Democrat
Approve 88%
Disapprove 10%
Undecided 2%
Asked of 309 Likely Voters - Republican
Approve 6%
Disapprove 91%
Undecided 3%
Asked of 318 Likely Voters - independent
Approve 50%
Disapprove 41%
Undecided 9%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Favorable 54%
Unfavorable 42%
Heard of/ Undecided 3%
Never Heard of 0%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Favorable 42%
Unfavorable 51%
Never Heard of 6%
Heard of/ Undecided 1%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Favorable 31%
Unfavorable 59%
Never head of 8%
Heard of/ Undecided 1%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Favorable 18%
Unfavorable 19%
Heard of/ Undecided 27%
Never heard of 37%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1000 Likely Voters
Favorable 12%
Unfavorable 20%
Heard of/ Undecided 23%
Never Heard of 45%