Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 40%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 9/4-9/6/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.4 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 1077 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 40%
Donald Trump 38%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 5%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 424 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 78%
Donald Trump 10%
Gary Johnson 2%
Jill Stein 4%
Someone else 0%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 305 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 2%
Donald Trump 80%
Gary Johnson 9%
Jill Stein 1%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 348 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 35%
Donald Trump 31%
Gary Johnson 11%
Jill Stein 9%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 7%
Probably won’t vote 4%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 27%
Off on the wrong track 62%
Not sure 11%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 42%
Don't Know 2%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 12%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 37%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 9%
Very Unfavorable 54%
Don't Know 2%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 16%
Somewhat favorable 17%
Somewhat unfavorable 14%
Very unfavorable 24%
Don't know 29%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 6%
Somewhat favorable 21%
Somewhat unfavorable 19%
Very unfavorable 12%
Don't know 42%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 13%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 45%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 31%
Somewhat Favorable 31%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 6%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 35%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 33%
Don't Know 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 11%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 25%
Don't Know 21%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 34%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 26%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 34%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't know 9%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 40%
Don't know 9%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 23%
About the same 32%
Getting Worse 37%
Not sure 7%

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 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
Not Sure 3%
Asked of 475 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 58%
Somewhat Approve 29%
Somewhat Disapprove 7%
Strongly Disapprove 4%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 340 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 1%
Somewhat Approve 10%
Somewhat Disapprove 17%
Strongly Disapprove 72%
Not Sure 1%
Asked of 485 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 29%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 5%

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 7%
Neither approve nor disapprove 18%
Somewhat disapprove 22%
Strongly disapprove 41%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1073 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 41%
The Republican Party candidate 38%
Other 3%
Not sure 15%
I would not vote 3%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1280 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 29%
No opinion 10%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1280 Adults
Strongly Approve 21%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 30%
No opinion 13%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1280 Adults
Strongly Approve 27%
Somewhat Approve 19%
Somewhat Disapprove 10%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinon 7%