2016 US Elections - Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Are Tied At 39% (September 21)

Donald Trump will not be tasting the rainbow anytime soon with his favorability numbers reaching one of their lowest points this year. Clinton, coming out of a rough patch, saw a small bump in favorability, but the race remains neck and neck. With the debates less than a week away, the American public will finally get to see the two candidates face off, which could certainly move the dial one way or the other

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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 Matchup

The race for the White House remains nearly neck and neck seven weeks out from Election Day. Among likely voters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied at 39%. Clinton is down 1 point from last week, while Trump’s numbers remains constant.

 

  • About one fifth of likely voters say they plan to vote for someone else, not vote for president or don’t know. This is about double the level seen in 2012.
  • The race is also tied among likely voters on the 4-way ballot, which includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, with Trump holding a small advantage (Trump 39%; Clinton 37%; Johnson 7%; and Stein 2%). However, among registered voters Clinton leads by 4 points (Clinton 39%; Trump 35%; Johnson 9%; and Stein 4%).

 

Over the last week Trump’s favorability numbers have continued to fall, now at 42%, while Clinton’s favorability score has increased to 45%.

 

Other trends

With just less than one-fifth of Americans ranking the economy as their main concern on the list of problems facing America (19%), terrorism continues to take second place with 14%.

 

President Barack’s Obama approval rating among all-Americans fell one point from last week to 47%.

 

In our generic congressional ballot question, the race is essentially tied among likely voters, 40% Republican to 39% Democrat.

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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