Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 8/19-8/23/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.0 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 1080 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 38%
Gary Johnson 6%
Jill Stein 4%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 7%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 409 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 82%
Donald Trump 5%
Gary Johnson 3%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 290 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 2%
Donald Trump 84%
Gary Johnson 5%
Jill Stein 1%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 381 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 38%
Donald Trump 32%
Gary Johnson 9%
Jill Stein 6%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 9%
Probably won’t vote 3%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 29%
Off on the wrong track 61%
Not sure 11%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1276 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 42%
Don't Know 3%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1271 Adults
Very Favorable 12%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 36%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1277 Adults
Very Favorable 17%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 49%
Don't Know 4%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1277 Adults
Very favorable 15%
Somewhat favorable 20%
Somewhat unfavorable 14%
Very unfavorable 20%
Don't know 31%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1263 Adults
Very favorable 5%
Somewhat favorable 17%
Somewhat unfavorable 17%
Very unfavorable 9%
Don't know 52%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1292 Adults
Very Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 29%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 17%
Don't Know 10%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1292 Adults
Very Favorable 34%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't Know 3%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 25%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 15%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1289 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 25%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1287 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 13%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 37%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1288 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't Know 27%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1281 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 26%
Don't Know 39%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1294 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 28%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 31%
Don't know 5%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1291 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 26%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't know 7%

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

Asked of 1286 Adults
Getting Better 22%
About the same 30%
Getting Worse 41%
Not sure 6%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 25%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 3%
Asked of 476 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 52%
Somewhat Approve 31%
Somewhat Disapprove 10%
Strongly Disapprove 6%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 316 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 2%
Somewhat Approve 11%
Somewhat Disapprove 10%
Strongly Disapprove 76%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 508 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 32%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
Not Sure 6%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1292 Adults
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
No opinion 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1292 Adults
Strongly Approve 17%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 31%
No opinion 13%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1292 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinion 6%

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

Asked of 1267 Adults
Strongly approve 3%
Somewhat approve 9%
Neither approve nor disapprove 20%
Somewhat disapprove 22%
Strongly disapprove 37%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1075 Adults
The Democratic Party candidate 44%
The Republican Party candidate 37%
Other 3%
Not sure 13%
I would not vote 3%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 13%
Don't Know 52%