Reuters/Ipsos Poll (October 5): Core Political

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Washington, DC- Hillary Clinton has had a good run in polling since the 1st debate. She has solidified her lead and improved her favorability ratings. Trump, on the other hand, has had a rough go lately. However, the adverse news cycles have not significantly depressed his favorability ratings or vote share relative to just before the 1st debate.

General Election Trends

  • Hillary Clinton continues to pull ahead of Donald Trump. Among likely voters, the margin has increased by a point with Clinton up 7 percentage points at 44% to Trump at 37%.
    • A significant number of likely voters continue to support alternatives to the major two candidates with 18% saying they will vote third party (9%), would not vote (3%) or don’t know (6%).
    • Clinton also leads amongst likely voters on the 4-way ballot, which includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein (Clinton 42%; Trump 36%; Johnson 8%; and Stein 2%).
  • Clinton’s favorability score improved in the last week to 50% amongst registered voters, while Trump’s favorability score has also increased by 1-percantage point to 44%.

Other Trends

  • The general economy is once again the main problem facing America today, with one-fifth of Americans citing the economy as a top threat.
  • President Barack Obama’s approval rating among all Americans rose 5- percentage points in the last week and stands at 51%.
  • In our generic congressional ballot question, Democrats once again have 42% of likely voters saying that they’ll vote for a Democratic candidate vs 38% 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 September 29- October 3, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 1,928 Americans, including 887 Democrats, 628 Republicans, 269 Independents, 1,669 registered voters and 1,239 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 2.5 percentage points for all adults, 3.8 percentage points for Democrats, 4.5 percentage points for Republicans, 6.8 percentage points for Independents, 2.7 percentage points for registered voters and 3.2 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

About Ipsos Public Affairs

Ipsos Public Affairs is a non-partisan, objective, survey-based research practice made up of seasoned professionals. We conduct strategic research initiatives for a diverse number of American and international organizations, based not only on public opinion research, but elite stakeholder, corporate, and media opinion research.

Ipsos has media partnerships with the most prestigious news organizations around the world. In Canada, the U.S., UK, and internationally, Ipsos Public Affairs is the media polling supplier to Reuters News, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Ipsos Public Affairs is a member of the Ipsos Group, a leading global survey-based market research company. We provide boutique-style customer service and work closely with our clients, while also undertaking global research.

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Reuters/Ipsos Poll (October 5): Core Political

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Chris Jackson
Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.202.420.2025
chris.jackson@ipsos.com
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