Poll Update

2016 General Election - Clinton 42%, Trump 38% (YouGov/Economist 10/15-10/18/16)

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 1032 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 42%
Donald Trump (Republican) 38%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 6%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 3%
Not sure 8%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 434 Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 83%
Donald Trump (Republican) 7%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 4%
Jill Stein (Green) 1%
Other 1%
Not sure 2%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 252 Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 3%
Donald Trump (Republican) 81%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 4%
Jill Stein (Green) 0%
Other 2%
Not sure 10%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 346 Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton (Democrat) 32%
Donald Trump (Republican) 37%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 9%
Jill Stein (Green) 2%
Other 5%
Not sure 13%
Probably won’t vote 2%

2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

Asked of 1032 Likely Voters
Hillary Clinton 47%
Donald Trump 43%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 8%
Probably won’t vote 2%
Asked of 434 Likely Voters - Democrat
Hillary Clinton 86%
Donald Trump 8%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 3%
Probably won’t vote 3%
Asked of 252 Likely Voters - Republican
Hillary Clinton 4%
Donald Trump 89%
Someone else/Not sure yet/No preference 6%
Probably won’t vote 0%
Asked of 346 Likely Voters - independent
Hillary Clinton 40%
Donald Trump 43%
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 63%
Not sure 9%

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 20%
Somewhat Unfavorable 12%
Very Unfavorable 45%
Don't Know 3%

Donald Trump Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 15%
Somewhat Favorable 19%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 51%
Don't Know 4%

Bernie Sanders Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 29%
Somewhat Favorable 27%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 17%
Don't Know 11%

Gary Johnson Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 5%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 16%
Don't Know 38%

Jill Stein Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 4%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 18%
Very Unfavorable 17%
Don't Know 45%

Tim Kaine Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 12%
Somewhat Favorable 23%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 21%
Don't Know 29%

Mike Pence Favorable Rating

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

Barack Obama Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 34%
Somewhat Favorable 18%
Somewhat Unfavorable 10%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 2%

Joe Biden Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 25%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 16%
Very Unfavorable 20%
Don't Know 16%

Paul Ryan Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 6%
Somewhat Favorable 22%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 24%
Don't Know 23%

Mitch McConnell Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 2%
Somewhat Favorable 13%
Somewhat Unfavorable 20%
Very Unfavorable 25%
Don't Know 38%

Nancy Pelosi Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 9%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 26%

Harry Reid Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 7%
Somewhat Favorable 16%
Somewhat Unfavorable 13%
Very Unfavorable 27%
Don't Know 38%

Democratic Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 20%
Somewhat Favorable 24%
Somewhat Unfavorable 15%
Very Unfavorable 34%
Don't Know 7%

Republican Party Favorable Rating

Asked of 1300 Adults
Very Favorable 11%
Somewhat Favorable 21%
Somewhat Unfavorable 24%
Very Unfavorable 36%
Don't Know 9%

Obama Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 25%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 35%
Not sure 4%
Asked of 504 Adults - Democrat
Strongly Approve 54%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 9%
Strongly Disapprove 8%
Not sure 1%
Asked of 298 Adults - Republican
Strongly Approve 3%
Somewhat Approve 10%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 70%
Not sure 1%
Asked of 498 Adults - independent
Strongly Approve 14%
Somewhat Approve 27%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 35%
Not sure 7%

Obama Job Approval - Economy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 21%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 15%
Strongly Disapprove 34%
No opinion 8%

Obama Job Approval - Foreign Policy

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 18%
Somewhat Approve 23%
Somewhat Disapprove 16%
Strongly Disapprove 32%
No opinion 11%

Obama Job Approval - Health

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 22%
Somewhat Approve 19%
Somewhat Disapprove 14%
Strongly Disapprove 40%
No opinion 5%

Congress Job Approval

Asked of 1300 Adults
Strongly Approve 2%
Somewhat Approve 9%
Neither approve nor disapprove 18%
Somewhat Disapprove 23%
Strongly Disapprove 37%
Not sure 11%

2016 National House Race

Asked of 1085 Registered Voters
The Democratic Party candidate 43%
The Republican Party candidate 38%
Other 3%
Not sure 14%
I would not vote 2%

US Economy - Better or Worse

Asked of 1300 Adults
Getting Better 19%
About the same 31%
Getting Worse 44%
Not sure 6%