Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 44%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 10/7-10/8/16)

Population 1,300 Adults
Margin of Error ±4.2 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 1135 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 44%
Donald Trump (Republican) 38%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 5%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 3%
Not sure 8%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 454 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 87%
Donald Trump (Republican) 6%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 1%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 1%
Not sure 4%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 317 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 3%
Donald Trump (Republican) 81%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 6%
Jill Stein (Green) 0%
Other 4%
Not sure 5%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 364 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 36%
Donald Trump (Republican) 35%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 8%
Jill Stein (Green) 2%
Other 3%
Not sure 14%
Probably won’t vote 2%

2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Asked of 1135 Registered Voters
Hillary Clinton 48%
Donald Trump 43%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 9%
Probably won’t vote 1%
Asked of 454 Registered Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 91%
Donald Trump 6%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 3%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 317 Registered Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 5%
Donald Trump 87%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 7%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 364 Registered Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 40%
Donald Trump 44%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 14%
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 60%
Not sure 11%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

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

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 17%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 53%
Don't Know 2%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 26%
Somewhat Favorable 28%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 12%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 3%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 22%
Very Unfavorable 15%
Don't Know 41%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 18%
Don't Know 45%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 13%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 27%
Don't Know 28%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 25%

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 37%
Somewhat Favorable 15%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 1%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 24%
Somewhat Favorable 25%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 23%
Don't Know 12%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 8%
Somewhat Favorable 27%
Somewhat Unfavorable 21%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 24%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 33%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 23%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 17%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 29%
Don't Know 35%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 19%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 14%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 8%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 26%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 10%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 27%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 36%
Not sure 3%
Asked of 496 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 59%
Somewhat Approve 28%
Somewhat Disapprove 8%
Strongly Disapprove 4%
Not sure 1%
Asked of 342 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 1%
Somewhat Approve 7%
Somewhat Disapprove 18%
Strongly Disapprove 73%
Not sure 0%
Asked of 462 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 17%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 12%
Strongly Disapprove 39%
Not sure 5%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 24%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
No opinion 7%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 16%
Somewhat Approve 26%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 33%
No opinion 12%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 25%
Somewhat Approve 19%
Somewhat Disapprove 13%
Strongly Disapprove 39%
No opinion 4%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 2%
Somewhat Approve 9%
Neither approve nor disapprove 18%
Somewhat Disapprove 21%
Strongly Disapprove 39%
Not sure 11%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1133 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 42%
The Republican Party candidate 39%
Other 3%
Not sure 14%
I would not vote 3%

US Economy - Better or Worse

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 19%
About the same 34%
Getting Worse 40%
Not sure 8%