Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 36% (YouGov/Economist 8/6-8/9/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.9 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist
This poll asked respondents 24 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 1026 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 36%
Gary Johnson 9%
Jill Stein 2%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 399 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 87%
Donald Trump 3%
Gary Johnson 2%
Jill Stein 2%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 4%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 261 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 7%
Donald Trump 76%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 0%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 366 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 28%
Donald Trump 36%
Gary Johnson 17%
Jill Stein 4%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 8%
Probably won’t vote 5%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 29%
Off on the wrong track 63%
Not sure 8%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 44%
Don't Know 2%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 14%
Don't Know 35%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 17%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 50%
Don't Know 3%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 16%
Somewhat favorable 19%
Somewhat unfavorable 13%
Very unfavorable 22%
Don't know 30%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 5%
Somewhat favorable 19%
Somewhat unfavorable 17%
Very unfavorable 11%
Don't know 49%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 29%
Somewhat Favorable 28%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 17%
Don't Know 7%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 35%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 1%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 13%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 22%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 21%
Very Unfavorable 27%
Don't Know 36%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 25%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 37%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't know 6%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 25%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't know 7%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 21%
About the same 32%
Getting Worse 41%
Not sure 5%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 26%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
Not Sure 3%
Asked of 485 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 56%
Somewhat Approve 30%
Somewhat Disapprove 8%
Strongly Disapprove 4%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 299 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 4%
Somewhat Approve 9%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 69%
Not Sure 3%
Asked of 516 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 15%
Somewhat Approve 28%
Somewhat Disapprove 18%
Strongly Disapprove 35%
Not Sure 4%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 21%
Somewhat Approve 26%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 30%
No opinion 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 31%
No opinion 13%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 38%
No opinion 6%

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 10%
Neither approve nor disapprove 18%
Somewhat disapprove 26%
Strongly disapprove 36%
Not sure 7%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1026 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 41%
The Republican Party candidate 39%
Other 3%
Not sure 16%
I would not vote 2%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 14%
Don't Know 53%