Washington, DC- After a couple of tough weeks for Donald Trump, iit seems that
his sagging numbers have stabilized. Nevertheless, Trump’s camp is still going through
tumultuous times with a campaign overhaul hoping to shift the current momentum of the race.
General Election Matchup
- Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has slightly declined since last week. Among
likely voters, Clinton leads by 5 points (41% Clinton to 36% Trump), down from 6
points last week.
- Among registered voters, Clinton leads by 8 points (41% Clinton to 33% Trump),
down from 9 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 among likely
voters by four points (39% Clinton to 35% Trump to 7% Johnson to 2% Stein) and 8 points
among registered voters (40% Clinton to 32% Trump to 9% Johnson to 3% Stein).
- Favorability scores for Donald Trump have stabilized with 62% of registered voters viewing
him unfavorably and 38% favorably – essentially the same as last week.
- With 19% of Americans declaring that the economy is their top concern, terrorism has
moved to second on the list. This is the first time since the Orlando nightclub shooting that
terrorism is not American’s top concern.
- President Barack’s Obama approval rating among registered voters stands at
46%, down slightly from last week.
- In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats have a 5 point advantage among
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 13-17,
2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,607 Americans, including 680 Democrats, 578
Republicans, and 187 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 2.8 percentage points for all adults, 4.3
percentage points for Democrats, 4.6 percentage points for Republicans, and 8.2 percentage
points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the
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/.
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