Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 40%, Trump 37% (YouGov/Economist 7/15-7/17/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.3 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist
This poll asked respondents 21 questions tracked by HuffPost Pollster. Read our FAQ.

If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, Donald Trump, the Republican, Gary Johson, the Libertarian, and Jill Stein, from the Green Party, who would you vote for?

Asked of 1056 Registered Voters
Clinton 40%
Trump 37%
Johnson 5%
Stein 4%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 7%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 392 Registered Voters - Democrat
Clinton 77%
Trump 7%
Johnson 0%
Stein 3%
Someone else 4%
Not sure yet 8%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 286 Registered Voters - Republican
Clinton 3%
Trump 83%
Johnson 7%
Stein 0%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 3%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 378 Registered Voters - independent
Clinton 33%
Trump 32%
Johnson 8%
Stein 9%
Someone else 4%
Not sure yet 9%
Probably won’t vote 6%

Would you say things in this country today are...

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 23%
Off on the wrong track 65%
Not sure 12%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 43%
Don't Know 4%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 49%
Don't Know 4%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 30%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 19%
Don't know 10%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Approve 47%
Disapprove 46%
Not Sure 8%
Asked of 461 Adults - Democrat
Approve 77%
Disapprove 18%
Not Sure 5%
Asked of 323 Adults - Republican
Approve 9%
Disapprove 89%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 516 Adults - independent
Approve 43%
Disapprove 44%
Not Sure 13%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Very Favorable 27%
2 Somewhat Favorable 21%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
4 Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 4%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 14%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Veryy Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 24%
Don't Know 23%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Very Favorable 4%
2 Somewhat Favorable 14%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
4 Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 35%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Very Favorable 8%
2 Somewhat Favorable 18%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
4 Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 23%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following people?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Very Favorable 6%
2 Somewhat Favorable 16%
3 Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
4 Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 34%

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling these specific issues?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 19%
2 Somewhat Approve 29%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 15%
4 Strongly Disapprove 29%
No opinion 9%

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling these specific issues?

Asked of 1300 Adults
1 Strongly Approve 14%
2 Somewhat Approve 28%
3 Somewhat Disapprove 17%
4 Strongly Disapprove 29%
No opinion 11%

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling these specific issues?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 21%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinion 5%

Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the United States Congress is handling its job?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Approve 11%
Neither approve nor disapprove 17%
Disapprove 62%
Not sure 11%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the political parties?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't know 8%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the political parties?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 21%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't know 9%

Overall, do you think the economy is getting better or worse?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 16%
About the same 39%
Getting Worse 38%
Not sure 7%

If the election for Congress were being held today, and you had to make a choice, would you be voting for...

Asked of Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 43%
The Republican Party candidate 36%
Other 3%
Not sure 14%
I would not vote 4%

Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of Mike Pence?

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 8%
Somewhat favorable 19%
Somewhat unfavorable 11%
Very unfavorable 20%
Don't know 43%