Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 40%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 9/18-9/19/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.9 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist
This poll asked respondents 25 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 1065 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 40%
Donald Trump 38%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 2%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 9%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 438 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 81%
Donald Trump 8%
Gary Johnson 2%
Jill Stein 2%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 280 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 7%
Donald Trump 75%
Gary Johnson 6%
Jill Stein 1%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 10%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 347 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 30%
Donald Trump 38%
Gary Johnson 11%
Jill Stein 4%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 11%
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 10%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 41%
Don't Know 3%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 49%
Don't Know 4%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 6%
Somewhat favorable 20%
Somewhat unfavorable 26%
Very unfavorable 12%
Don't know 35%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 19%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 42%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 13%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 33%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very favorable 15%
Somewhat favorable 22%
Somewhat unfavorable 13%
Very unfavorable 22%
Don't know 28%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 28%
Somewhat Favorable 28%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 15%
Don't Know 11%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 32%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't Know 3%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 27%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 19%
Don't Know 13%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 22%
Very Unfavorable 23%
Don't Know 23%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 13%
Somewhat Unfavorable 21%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 33%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't Know 24%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 27%
Don't Know 34%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't know 8%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 25%
Very Unfavorable 37%
Don't know 9%

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 21%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
Not Sure 5%
Asked of 506 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 52%
Somewhat Approve 28%
Somewhat Disapprove 11%
Strongly Disapprove 6%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 305 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 5%
Somewhat Approve 8%
Somewhat Disapprove 19%
Strongly Disapprove 66%
Not Sure 2%
Asked of 489 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 16%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 17%
Strongly Disapprove 35%
Not Sure 8%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
No opinion 10%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 17%
Strongly Disapprove 30%
No opinion 11%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Somewhat Approve 20%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 39%
No opinon 6%

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 24%
Strongly disapprove 39%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1300 Adults
The Democratic Party candidate 43%
The Republican Party candidate 36%
Other 4%
Not sure 15%
I would not vote 2%

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

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 21%
About the same 31%
Getting Worse 40%
Not sure 9%

Party Identification

Asked of 1300 Adults
Democrat 33%
Republican 24%
independent 40%
Other 3%