Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 40% (YouGov/Economist 9/10-9/13/16)

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 1087 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 42%
Donald Trump 40%
Gary Johnson 5%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 414 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 85%
Donald Trump 6%
Gary Johnson 1%
Jill Stein 1%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 2%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 311 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 6%
Donald Trump 83%
Gary Johnson 3%
Jill Stein 0%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 362 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 37%
Donald Trump 34%
Gary Johnson 10%
Jill Stein 6%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 8%
Probably won’t vote 2%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 25%
Off on the wrong track 66%
Not sure 9%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 43%
Don't Know 2%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 19%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 51%
Don't Know 2%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 4%
Somewhat favorable 23%
Somewhat unfavorable 24%
Very unfavorable 14%
Don't know 35%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 40%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 19%
Don't Know 33%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 16%
Somewhat favorable 23%
Somewhat unfavorable 13%
Very unfavorable 22%
Don't know 25%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 31%
Somewhat Favorable 27%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 9%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 35%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 22%
Don't Know 12%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 26%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 23%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 14%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 33%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 25%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 36%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 21%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 33%
Don't know 7%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 10%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 38%
Don't know 7%

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 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
Not Sure 5%
Asked of 489 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 51%
Somewhat Approve 34%
Somewhat Disapprove 8%
Strongly Disapprove 3%
Not Sure 4%
Asked of 337 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 3%
Somewhat Approve 10%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 71%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 474 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 19%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 36%
Not Sure 8%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 25%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 31%
No opinion 9%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 17%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 31%
No opinion 12%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinon 8%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly approve 4%
Somewhat approve 9%
Neither approve nor disapprove 16%
Somewhat disapprove 23%
Strongly disapprove 38%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1085 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 44%
The Republican Party candidate 38%
Other 3%
Not sure 12%
I would not vote 3%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 20%
About the same 30%
Getting Worse 44%
Not sure 6%