Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 11): Core Political

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Washington, DC — Trump favorability drops to 38% while Clinton's holds at 50%.

General Election Matchup

  • Clinton’s lead among likely voters has expanded to 6 points (42% Clinton to 36% Trump), up from 4 points last week.
    • Clinton’s lead among registered voters has grown even more, now the Democrat leads by 12 points (44% to 32%), up from 8 points last week.
  • In the 4-way ballot including Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein, the overall picture is relatively similar to the 2-way ballot: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points (40% vs 35%) among Likely Voters and 11 (42% vs 31%) points among Registered Voters.
  • Candidate favorability scores tell the story of the last few weeks. Two weeks ago (Aug 29) Clinton and Trump were equally unfavorably viewed (by 57% of the public each). Since then, Clinton’s favorability has improved while Trump’s has gotten worse so that now, Clinton’s public favorability is 12 points better than Trump.

Other Trends

  • Public concern about terrorism has decreased but remains at the top of the list of problems facing America (25% last week, 20% this week), followed by concerns about the economy at 18%.
  • President Barack’s Obama approval rating among registered voters is at 50% with a 2-point increase since last week.
  • Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.

    These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters August 6-10, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,459 Americans, including 680 Democrats, 468 Republicans, and 175 Independents ages 18+ were interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points for all adults, 4.3 percentage points for Democrats, 5.2 percentage points for Republicans, and 8.4 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.

    The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit http://polling.reuters.com/.

    For more information on this news release please contact:

    Clifford Young
    President, US Public Affairs
    Ipsos Public Affairs
    202.420.2016
    clifford.young@ipsos.com

    Julia Clark
    Senior Vice President
    Ipsos Public Affairs
    312.526.4919
    julia.clark@ipsos.com

    Chris Jackson
    Vice President
    Ipsos Public Affairs
    202.420.2011
    chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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Ipsos/Reuters Poll (August 11): Core Political

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.202.420.2025
chris.jackson@ipsos.com
Clifford Young
President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.202.420.2016
clifford.young@ipsos.com
Julia Clark
Senior Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com