Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 7): Core Political

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Washington, DC- After two weeks with few self-inflicted losses, Donald Trump’s favorability rates have stabilized and he remains tied with Hillary Clinton in the national head-to head. Clinton, on the other hand, has seen her unfavorable ratings going up over the last few weeks, potentially as a consequence of the steady drip of negative stories.

General Election Matchup

  • Hillary Clinton’s lead over has remained relatively stable over the past week. Among likely voters, Clinton leads by 2 points (40% Clinton to 38% Trump), up from 1 point last week.
    • Clinton’s lead is the same in the 4-way ballot including Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein. Clinton still leads among likely voters by 2 points (Clinton 40%; Trump 38%; Johnson 8%; and Stein 3%) and among registered voters by 3 points (Clinton 39%; Trump 36%; Johnson 9%; and Stein 5%).
  • Favorability scores for Donald Trump are stable (if low) with 43% of registered voters viewing him favorably, down from 44% last week. Hillary maintains a slight favorability score lead from last week with 45% viewing her favorably and 55% of registered voters viewing her unfavorably.

Other Trends

  • With just less than one-fifth of Americans ranking the economy as their main concern on the list of problems facing America, terrorism takes second place with 15%.
  • President Barack’s Obama approval rating among all-Americans remains unchanged at 47%.
  • In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats are still favored with a 6-point advantage among registered voters.

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These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters September 1-5, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,760 Americans, including 749 Democrats, 634 Republicans, and 206 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 2.7 percentage points for all adults, 4.1 percentage points for Democrats, 4.4 percentage points for Republicans, and 7.8 percentage points for Independents. 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/.

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Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
312.526.4919
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Chris Jackson
Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
202.420.2011
chris.jackson@ipsos.com

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Ipsos/Reuters Poll (September 7): Core Political

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Ipsos Public Affairs
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President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
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Julia Clark
Senior Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com