Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 41%, Trump 35% (YouGov/Economist 8/14-8/16/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.1 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 1076 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 41%
Donald Trump 35%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 8%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 407 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 83%
Donald Trump 6%
Gary Johnson 1%
Jill Stein 2%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 4%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 286 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 4%
Donald Trump 75%
Gary Johnson 8%
Jill Stein 0%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 9%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 383 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 31%
Donald Trump 30%
Gary Johnson 12%
Jill Stein 7%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 12%
Probably won’t vote 4%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 26%
Off on the wrong track 65%
Not sure 9%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1288 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 42%
Don't Know 2%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1281 Adults
Very Favorable 12%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 36%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 54%
Don't Know 3%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1280 Adults
Very favorable 14%
Somewhat favorable 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 12%
Very unfavorable 22%
Don't know 31%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1263 Adults
Very favorable 4%
Somewhat favorable 20%
Somewhat unfavorable 13%
Very unfavorable 11%
Don't know 53%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1290 Adults
Very Favorable 30%
Somewhat Favorable 31%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 8%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1290 Adults
Very Favorable 36%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Very Unfavorable 33%
Don't Know 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1285 Adults
Very Favorable 27%
Somewhat Favorable 27%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 14%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1287 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 24%
Don't Know 23%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 28%
Don't Know 36%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 27%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1288 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 25%
Don't Know 38%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1280 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 31%
Don't know 7%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1282 Adults
Very Favorable 11%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 22%
Very Unfavorable 41%
Don't know 7%

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

Asked of 1278 Adults
Getting Better 19%
About the same 36%
Getting Worse 39%
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 27%
Somewhat Approve 26%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 470 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 54%
Somewhat Approve 32%
Somewhat Disapprove 6%
Strongly Disapprove 6%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 319 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 4%
Somewhat Approve 9%
Somewhat Disapprove 19%
Strongly Disapprove 68%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 511 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 30%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 36%
Not Sure 4%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1286 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1286 Adults
Strongly Approve 19%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
No opinion 11%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1286 Adults
Strongly Approve 26%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 9%
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 1272 Adults
Strongly approve 2%
Somewhat approve 7%
Neither approve nor disapprove 17%
Somewhat disapprove 25%
Strongly disapprove 40%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1073 Adults
The Democratic Party candidate 44%
The Republican Party candidate 35%
Other 3%
Not sure 16%
I would not vote 2%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1250 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 14%
Don't Know 55%