Reuters/Ipsos Poll (October 26): Core Political

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Washington, DC- With less than two weeks to go until election day, the battle for the White House is essentially unchanged with Hillary Clinton leading among likely voters in the mid-single digits. Donald Trump’s high unfavorability ratings make it hard to see his path to victory with the little time remaining.

General Election Trends

  • Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump among likely voters with a current lead of 6 percentage points. Clinton remains at 43% though Trump’s numbers dropped slightly to 37%.
    • One-in-five likely voters continue to support alternatives to the major two candidates with many saying they will vote third party (10%), would not vote (3%) or don’t know (7%).
    • Clinton’s lead shrinks amongst likely voters on the 4-way ballot with a smaller 4 percentage point margin, which includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein (Clinton 42%; Trump 38%; Johnson 7%; and Stein 2%).
  • Clinton’s favorability dipped to 47% amongst registered voters.
  • Trump’s favorability scores continue to struggle with his score now at 39%.

Other Trends

  • The general economy moves back into the top slot as the most serious problem facing the United States, with one-fifth of Americans citing each as a top threat. Terrorism is only cited by 14% as the most serious problem.
  • President Barack Obama’s approval rating among all Americans decreased slightly to 48%.
  • In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats still lead with 44% of likely voters saying that they’ll vote for a Democratic candidate vs 37% saying that they’ll vote for a Republican candidate.

Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters October 20-24, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,777 Americans, including 773 Democrats, 650 Republicans, 212 Independents, 1,506 registered voters and 1,170 likely voters 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 2.7 percentage points for all adults, 4.0 percentage points for Democrats, 4.4 percentage points for Republicans, 7.7 percentage points for Independents, 2.9 percentage points for registered voters and 3.3 percentage points for likely voters. 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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Reuters/Ipsos Poll (October 26): Core Political

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Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
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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