Washington, DC-While Trump’s latest ‘pivot’ seems to have cooled some
animosity towards the Republican, it has not yet translated to actual votes,” reported Ipsos
pollster Chris Jackson. “Favorability tends to be a leading indicator so if Trump is able to string
together several weeks of improved public sentiment, he might eke out a better standing in the
General Election Matchup
- Hillary Clinton continues lead Donald Trump by a significant amount. Among likely
voters, Clinton leads by 7 points (42% Clinton to 35% Trump), up from 5 points last week.
- Clinton’s lead is smaller in the 4-way ballot including Libertarian Gary Johnson and
Green Jill Stein. However, Clinton still leads among likely voters by 3 points in
each category (Clinton 39%; Trump 36%; Johnson 7%; and Stein 3%).
- Favorability scores for Donald Trump have improved by 5 points with 43% of registered
voters viewing him favorably, up from 38% last week. Hillary maintains a similar favorability
score from last week with 53% of registered voters viewing her unfavorably and 47%
- With 18% of Americans ranking them as their main concern, Terrorism and the Economy
are tied for the number one spot on the list of problems facing America.
- President Barack’s Obama approval rating among registered voters has declined
over the last few weeks, now standing at 44%.
- In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats have a 9-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 20-24,
2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,516 Americans, including 635 Democrats, 527
Republicans, and 174 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, 4.4
percentage points for Democrats, 4.9 percentage points for Republicans, and 8.5 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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