Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 43%, Trump 40% (YouGov/Economist 10/1-10/3/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±3.7 percentage points
Polling Method Internet
Source YouGov/Economist
This poll asked respondents 26 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 1055 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 43%
Donald Trump 40%
Gary Johnson 5%
Jill Stein 3%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 6%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 415 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 84%
Donald Trump 8%
Gary Johnson 2%
Jill Stein 1%
Someone else 1%
Not sure yet 5%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 255 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 5%
Donald Trump 85%
Gary Johnson 4%
Jill Stein 0%
Someone else 2%
Not sure yet 3%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 385 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 35%
Donald Trump 36%
Gary Johnson 7%
Jill Stein 7%
Someone else 3%
Not sure yet 9%
Probably won’t vote 2%

2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Asked of 1055 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 48%
Donald Trump 43%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 8%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 415 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 88%
Donald Trump 8%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 4%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 255 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 7%
Donald Trump 90%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 2%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 385 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 41%
Donald Trump 41%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 15%
Probably won’t vote 2%

US Right Direction Wrong Track

Asked of 1300 Adults
Generally headed in the right direction 28%
Get off on the wrong track 62%
Not sure 10%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 22%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 42%
Don't Know 2%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 53%
Don't Know 2%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 29%
Somewhat Favorable 30%
Somewhat Unfavorable 17%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 9%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 14%
Don't Know 38%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 45%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 13%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 17%
Don't Know 37%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 18%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 19%
Don't Know 29%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 36%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 11%
Very Unfavorable 33%
Don't Know 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 13%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

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

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 13%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 36%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 35%
Don't Know 24%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 30%
Don't Know 35%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 23%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 32%
Don't Know 6%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 23%
Very Unfavorable 39%
Don't Know 6%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 28%
Somewhat Approve 24%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
Not sure 3%
Asked of 499 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 61%
Somewhat Approve 26%
Somewhat Disapprove 6%
Strongly Disapprove 5%
Not sure 2%
Asked of 288 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 1%
Somewhat Approve 15%
Somewhat Disapprove 17%
Strongly Disapprove 66%
Not sure 2%
Asked of 513 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 17%
Somewhat Approve 28%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
Not sure 4%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 23%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 19%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 29%
No opinion 12%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 24%
Somewhat Approve 22%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
No opinion 5%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 4%
Somewhat Approve 8%
Neither approve nor disapprove 19%
Somewhat Disapprove 23%
Strongly Disapprove 39%
Not sure 9%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 911 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 43%
The Republican Party candidate 37%
Other 2%
Not sure 14%
I would not vote 3%

US Economy - Better or Worse

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 20%
About the same 32%
Getting Worse 41%
Not sure 7%

Party Identification

Asked of 1300 Adults
Democrat 33%
Republican 24%
independent 39%
Other 3%