Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 37% (YouGov/Economist 8/27-8/29/16)

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 1119 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 37%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 7%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 444 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 84%
Donald Trump 5%
Gary Johnson 1%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 4%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 293 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 5%
Donald Trump 78%
Gary Johnson 8%
Jill Stein 0%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 382 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 34%
Donald Trump 32%
Gary Johnson 14%
Jill Stein 5%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 11%
Probably won’t vote 3%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 25%
Off on the wrong track 65%
Not sure 10%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 43%
Don't Know 1%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1279 Adults
Very Favorable 11%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 37%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1282 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 52%
Don't Know 2%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1282 Adults
Very favorable 15%
Somewhat favorable 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 14%
Very unfavorable 23%
Don't know 27%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1285 Adults
Very favorable 4%
Somewhat favorable 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 16%
Very unfavorable 11%
Don't know 47%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 49%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1291 Adults
Very Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 32%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 15%
Don't Know 8%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 32%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't Know 3%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1282 Adults
Very Favorable 25%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 22%
Don't Know 13%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1283 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 22%
Don't Know 23%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1285 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 36%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1286 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 24%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1283 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 38%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1282 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't know 9%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1280 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 39%
Don't know 10%

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

Asked of 1281 Adults
Getting Better 17%
About the same 34%
Getting Worse 40%
Not sure 8%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 24%
Somewhat Approve 26%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
Not Sure 5%
Asked of 491 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 55%
Somewhat Approve 32%
Somewhat Disapprove 8%
Strongly Disapprove 3%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 306 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 2%
Somewhat Approve 8%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 75%
Not Sure 0%
Asked of 503 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 13%
Somewhat Approve 32%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 30%
Not Sure 10%

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

Asked of 1259 Adults
Strongly approve 3%
Somewhat approve 7%
Neither approve nor disapprove 17%
Somewhat disapprove 25%
Strongly disapprove 38%
Not sure 10%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1112 Adults
The Democratic Party candidate 42%
The Republican Party candidate 39%
Other 2%
Not sure 15%
I would not vote 2%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 30%
No opinion 9%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 15%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 21%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 35%
No opinon 6%