Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 40%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 7/23-7/24/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.2 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 1057 Registered Voters
Clinton 40%
Trump 38%
Johnson 5%
Stein 3%
Someone else 5%
Not sure yet 7%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 406 Registered Voters - Democrat
Clinton 81%
Trump 6%
Johnson 2%
Stein 1%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 287 Registered Voters - Republican
Clinton 6%
Trump 78%
Johnson 5%
Stein 1%
Someone else 4%
Not sure yet 3%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 364 Registered Voters - independent
Clinton 26%
Trump 38%
Johnson 9%
Stein 6%
Someone else 7%
Not sure yet 12%
Probably won’t vote 3%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 24%
Off on the wrong track 67%
Not sure 9%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 42%
Don't Know 3%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Very Unfavorable 52%
Don't Know 3%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 5%
Somewhat favorable 18%
Somewhat unfavorable 14%
Very unfavorable 14%
Don't know 50%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 4%
Asked of 469 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 47%
Somewhat Approve 37%
Somewhat Disapprove 6%
Strongly Disapprove 7%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 328 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 3%
Somewhat Approve 10%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 69%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 503 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 20%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 8%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 32%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 3%

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 15%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 16%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 21%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 24%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 12%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 26%
Don't Know 39%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't Know 29%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 28%
Don't Know 39%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 19%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 12%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 21%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 16%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 24%
Somewhat Approve 19%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinion 8%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly approve 3%
Somewhat approve 8%
Neither approve nor disapprove 17%
Somewhat disapprove 21%
Strongly disapprove 37%
Not sure 14%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't know 8%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 11%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 22%
Very Unfavorable 37%
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 34%
Getting Worse 42%
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 1057 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 41%
The Republican Party candidate 39%
Other 4%
Not sure 13%
I would not vote 3%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 15%
Somewhat favorable 19%
Somewhat unfavorable 14%
Very unfavorable 18%
Don't know 34%