2016 US Elections - Clinton’s Favorability Holds Steady From Last Week (October 12)

Donald Trump is having a bad week. Favorability scores of the Republican have declined since release of the 2005 audiotapes and Hillary Clinton maintains a sizable lead in national polls. However, Trump’s support level has not dropped since last week indicating there may be a floor to his potential losses.

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  • Chris Jackson Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA
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General Election Trends

Hillary Clinton continues to lead Donald Trump among likely voters, the margin remains constant with Clinton up 7 percentage points at 44% to Trump at 37%.

  • Nearly a fifth of likely voters continue to support alternatives to the major two candidates with 19% saying they will vote third party (9%), would not vote (4%) or don’t know (6%).
  • Clinton also leads amongst likely voters on the 4-way ballot with the same 7 percentage point margin, which includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein (Clinton 44%; Trump 37%; Johnson 6%; and Stein 2%).

 

Clinton’s favorability holds steady from last week at 50% amongst registered voters, while Trump’s favorability score has also decreased by 3-percantage points to 41%.

 

Other Trends

The general economy and terrorism are tied for the most serious problem facing the United States, with one-fifth of Americans citing each as a top threat.

President Barack Obama’s approval rating among all Americans rose 1- percentage points in the last week and stands at 52%.

 

In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats have increased their lead with 46% of likely voters saying that they’ll vote for a Democratic candidate vs 36% saying that they’ll vote for a Republican candidate.

 

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters October 6-10, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 3,567 Americans ages 18+ were interviewed online. 

The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA

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