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CBS News Poll. Dec. 9-13, 2016. N=1,259 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"In general, how widespread do you think voter fraud is in U.S. elections, such as people voting who are not eligible to vote? Do you think this happens a lot, sometimes, not much, or not at all?"

 
    A lot Sometimes Not much Not at all Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

24 32 30 10 4
             

"How much confidence do you have that the votes for president were counted properly this past November: a lot, some, not much, or no confidence at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much None at all Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

12/9-13/16

47 29 12 11 1
             

"As of now, which candidate has received more votes in the whole country and won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?"

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

18 75 7    
 

Republicans

27 62 11    
 

Democrats

7 90 2    
 

Independents

19 72 9    
             

"On December 19th, the Electoral College will vote for president and vice president. Individual electors are expected and pledged to vote for the candidate who won the most popular votes in their state, though in very rare cases electors have voted for someone other than the person they were pledged to support. Would you approve or disapprove of individual electors voting for someone other than the person who won the popular vote in their state?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

ALL

37 57 6    
 

Republicans

15 75 10    
 

Democrats

51 44 5    
 

Independents

40 56 4    

 

Washington Post/George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government. Nov. 11-14, 2016. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

 

"During the presidential election campaign, did you ever feel stressed out by campaign news, or not?"

 
    Did Did not      
    % %      
 

11/11-14/16

55 45      
 

"During the presidential election campaign, did you ever have an argument about the election, or not?"

 
    Did Did not      
    % %      
 

11/11-14/16

35 65      
 

"During the presidential election campaign, did you ever feel angry about something you heard during the campaign, or not?"

 
    Did Did not      
    % %      
 

11/11-14/16

73 26      
 

"Do you think the United States is basically okay after this year's presidential election, or do you think the election has done real damage to the country?"

 
    Basically
okay
Has done
real damage
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/11-14/16

45 45 10    
 
 

If "Has done real damage": "Do you think Clinton is more to blame for damage to the country, Trump is more to blame, or do they both deserve equal blame?"

 
    Clinton more
to blame
Trump more
to blame
Deserve
equal blame
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

8 53 29 7 3
 

"Did you get the most news about the election this year form watching television, on the internet, listening to the radio, or by reading newspapers and magazines?"

 
    Television Internet Radio Newspapers,
magazines
Other
(vol.)
    % % % % %
 

11/11-14/16

56 30 6 6 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 9-11, 2016. N=865 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

 

"Do you accept the election of Donald Trump as legitimate, or do you think Donald Trump is not the legitimate winner?"

 
    Legitimate Not
legitimate
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/9-11/16

74 18 8    

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 9, 2016. N=511 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 5.

 

"Now, thinking about the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, do each of the following describe or not describe your reaction to Donald Trump being elected president? How about [see below]?"

 
    Describes Does not
describe
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Surprised"

75 25 -    
 
 

"Afraid"

42 57 1    
 
 

"Relieved"

40 59 2    
 
 

"Excited"

35 65 -    
 
 

"Devastated"

34 66 1    
 
 

"Proud"

32 67 1    
 
 

"Angry"

29 71 -    
 

"Now that Donald Trump has been declared the winner and will be inaugurated in January, will you accept him as the legitimate president, or not?"

 
    Will
accept
Will not
accept
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

84 15 1    
 

Trump voters

100 - -    
 

Clinton voters

76 23 1    
 

"Which comes closer to your view? There has been permanent harm done to the United States as a result of the election process this year. OR, There has been no permanent harm done to the United States as a result of the election process this year." Options rotated

 
    There
has been
There has
not been
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

38 58 4    
 

Trump voters

17 82 1    
 

Clinton voters

60 38 1    

 

Monmouth University Poll. Nov. 3-6, 2016. N=802 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

 

"Who do you think will probably win the national election for president: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?"

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/3-6/16

57 28 2 13  

 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 2-6, 2016. N=1,426 registered voters nationwide. Current results are among likely voters (margin of error ± 3).

             

"Regardless of how you intend to vote for president in 2016, who do you expect to finally win the 2016 presidential election: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

11/2-6/16

55 31 2 12  
 
 

Registered voters:

 

10/28 - 11/1/16

56 33 2 9  
 

10/12-16/16

63 26 2 9  
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

55 33 2 10  
 

6/9-13/16

51 35 2 13  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Nov. 3-5, 2016. N=1,282 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.7.

             

"How satisfied are you with the choice of candidates for president: very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not very satisfied, or not that satisfied?"

 
    Very
satisfied
Fairly
satisfied
Not very
satisfied
Not that
satisfied
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/3-5/16

12 28 31 28 1
             

"And, with the election of the next president, do you expect that the country will become more united or will still remain very divided?" Options rotated

 
    More
united
Remain very
divided
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-5/16

23 64 13    
             

"Do you have confidence that the results of the presidential election will be counted accurately or not?" Half sample (Form A)

 
    Will
be counted
accurately
Will not
be counted
accurately
Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

11/3-5/16

60 33 7    
             

"Has this presidential election made you more proud of America, less proud of America, or has it made no difference to you either way in that sense?" Half sample (Form B)

 
    More
proud
Less
proud
No
difference
Some of
both (vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/3-5/16

7 62 28 1 2
             

"In thinking about the next president that we'll be electing, which of the following two statements comes closer to your point of view? Someone who will bring major changes to the way government operates even if it is not possible to predict what the changes may be. Someone who will bring a steady approach to the way government operates even if it means fewer changes to how things are now." If both: "I understand that you feel that they are both important, but if you had to choose the ONE statement that comes closer to your point of view, which would you choose?" Half sample (Form B)

 
    Major
changes
A steady
approach
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/3-5/16

54 43 1 2  
             

"How would you feel if Donald Trump wins the presidential election? Would you say that you feel comfortable with him and prepared to support him as our new president, or not?"

 
    Prepared
to support
Not prepared
to support
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-5/16

43 54 3    
             

"How would you feel if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election? Would you say that you feel comfortable with her and prepared to support her as our new president, or not?"

 
    Prepared
to support
Not prepared
to support
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

11/3-5/16

52 46 2    
             

"In the election campaign this year, do you think the news media mostly gave fair and balanced coverage or mostly tried to influence the elections with their coverage?" If tried to influence: "And, would you say the news media mostly tried to influence the elections toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton with their coverage?" Combined responses

 
    Fair and
balanced
Influence
for Trump
Influence
for Clinton
Influence,
depends on
media source
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

11/3-5/16

29 9 44 13 5

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Nov. 1-3, 2016. N=940 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.2.

             

"There have been many negative accusations about what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have done in the past. Thinking about the accusations you have read or heard about Hillary Clinton, in your opinion, do you think she has done something illegal, something unethical but not illegal, or nothing wrong?"

 
    Something
illegal
Unethical,
not illegal
Nothing
wrong
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/1-3/16

51 32 14 3  
             

"Thinking about the accusations you have read or heard about Donald Trump, in your opinion, do you think he has done something illegal, something unethical but not illegal, or nothing wrong?"

 
    Something
illegal
Unethical,
not illegal
Nothing
wrong
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

11/1-3/16

26 53 17 4  
             

"Do you think this year's presidential election is [see below]?"

 
    Rigged in
favor of
Hillary Clinton
Rigged in
favor of
Donald Trump
Not rigged Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

33 4 56 7  
 

Clinton supporters

6 7 83 4  
 

Trump supporters

63 2 30 5  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2016. N=1,333 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"How much confidence do you have that the votes for president will be counted properly this November: a lot, some, not much, or no confidence at all?"

 
    A lot Some Not much None at all Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/28 - 11/1/16

45 29 10 15 1
             

"In general, how widespread do you think voter fraud is in U.S. elections, such as people voting who are not eligible to vote? Do you think this happens a lot, sometimes, not much, or not at all?"

 
    A lot Sometimes Not much Not at all Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/28 - 11/1/16

23 32 30 13 2
             

"If the candidate you vote for isn't declared the winner of the 2016 presidential election, will you probably accept the official election results as legitimate, or will you probably not accept the official election results as legitimate?"

 
    Accept as
legitimate
Not accept as
legitimate
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

ALL

76 18 4 2  
 

Clinton voters

86 11      
 

Trump voters

63 27      
             

"Thinking about the results of the presidential election this November, how important do you think it is for a losing candidate to publicly acknowledge the winner as the legitimate president of the country: very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important?"

 
    Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Not at all
important
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

10/28 - 11/1/16

56 22 9 11 1
             

"How concerned are you about a foreign government attempting to influence election and voting systems in the United States in order to disrupt or alter the 2016 elections: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not very concerned or not at all concerned?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not very
concerned
Not at all
concerned
 
    % % % %  
 

10/28 - 11/1/16

33 30 19 17  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Tracking poll (starting Oct. 23-26). Most recent results based on N=1,182 likely voters nationwide; margin of error ± 3.

             

"Regardless of whom you support, who do you expect to win the election for president?" Open-ended

 
    Clinton Trump Other Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/28-31/16

55 31 - 13  
 

10/27-30/16

56 31 - 12  
 

10/26-29/16

57 31 - 11  
 

10/25-28/16

60 29 - 11  
 

10/24-27/16

59 30 - 10  
 

10/23-26/16

59 30 - 10  
 

9/5-8/16

57 29 1 12  

 

Pew Research Center. Oct. 20-25, 2016. N=1,050 registered voters nationwide.

             

"Thinking about the rules and processes in place for voting in U.S. presidential elections, how much confidence do you have that the presidential election will be open and fair: a great deal of confidence, a fair amount of confidence, not too much confidence, or no confidence at all?"

 
    A great deal/
A fair amount
Not too much/
No confidence
     
    % %      
 

ALL

64 35      
 

Clinton supporters

88 11      
 

Trump supporters

43 56      

 

Suffolk University/USA Today. Oct. 20-24, 2016. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"Just your best guess -- When all the votes are counted this November, who do you think is most likely to be elected president: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Unsure Refused  
    % % % %  
 

10/20-24/16

70 19 10 1  
 

8/24-29/16

61 24 15 -  
 

6/26-29/16

54 30 15 2  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 20-23, 2016. Nationwide.

             

"Regardless of who you support and trying to be as objective as possible, who do you think will win the presidential election this November?" Open-ended. N=916 registered voters; margin of error ± 3.

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Other Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/20-23/16

68 27 - 3  
 

9/1-4/16

59 34 1 5  
 

6/16-19/16

55 38 1 5  
             

"Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would better handle that issue if they were elected president. ..." N=916 registered voters; margin of error ± 3

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"The economy"

 

10/20-23/16

44 52 3 1  
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

46 50 4 -  
 

9/1-4/16

41 56 3 -  
 

7/29-31/16

50 48 3 -  
 

7/22-24/16

43 54 3 1  
 

7/13-16/16

44 52 3 1  
 

6/16-19/16

43 51 5 1  
 

4/28 - 5/1/16

45 50 4 1  
 
 

"Terrorism"

 

10/20-23/16

47 49 3 1  
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

45 48 7 -  
 

9/1-4/16

45 51 3 1  
 

7/29-31/16

48 48 4 -  
 

7/22-24/16

42 53 4 1  
 

7/13-16/16

45 51 4 -  
 

6/16-19/16

45 48 6 1  
 

4/28 - 5/1/16

50 45 4 1  
 
 

"Immigration"

 

10/20-23/16

49 48 3 1  
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

52 43 5 -  
 

9/1-4/16

49 47 3 -  
 

7/29-31/16

55 43 2 -  
 

7/13-16/16

48 47 4 1  
 

6/16-19/16

50 45 4 1  
 

4/28 - 5/1/16

51 44 4 1  
 
 

"Foreign policy"

 

10/20-23/16

58 38 3 -  
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

59 35 6 1  
 

9/1-4/16

56 40 4 -  
 

7/29-31/16

59 36 4 1  
 

7/22-24/16

50 45 4 1  
 

7/13-16/16

57 39 4 1  
 

6/16-19/16

57 36 5 1  
 

4/28 - 5/1/16

61 36 3 -  
 
 

"Nominating justices to the United States Supreme Court"

 

10/20-23/16

51 45 2 1  
 

7/29-31/16

55 41 4 -  
 

6/16-19/16

53 39 6 1  
 

"Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to Hillary Clinton or more to Donald Trump. Please feel free to name a candidate even if you may not support him or her. ..." N=916 registered voters; margin of error ± 3

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"Is a strong and decisive leader"

 

10/20-23/16

45 47 1 7 1
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

45 43 2 10 -
 

9/1-4/16

42 50 1 6 -
 

6/16-19/16

43 47 3 8 -
 

3/17-20/16

45 45 2 7 -
 
 

"Has the temperament to serve effectively as president"

 

10/20-23/16

59 32 1 8 -
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

58 31 1 9 -
 

9/1-4/16

56 36 1 7 1
 

6/16-19/16

56 32 2 9 1
 
 

"Can better handle the responsibilities of commander in chief"

 

10/20-23/16

53 40 1 6 -
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

55 39 1 5 -
 

9/1-4/16

50 45 - 5 -
 
 

"Is more honest and trustworthy"

 

10/20-23/16

40 43 1 16 -
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

39 46 - 15 -
 

9/1-4/16

35 50 - 15 -
 

6/16-19/16

37 45 - 17 -
 

3/17-20/16

43 38 1 17 1
 
 

"Is a person you admire"

 

10/20-23/16

40 29 1 30 1
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

40 30 1 29 -
 

3/17-20/16

46 31 1 22 -
 
 

"Has a clear vision for the country's future"

 

10/20-23/16

48 41 2 9 1
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

49 42 1 8 -
 
 

"Did the best job in the debates"

 

10/20-23/16

59 28 2 8 2
 
 

"Will stand up for people like you"

 

10/20-23/16

47 43 - 9 -
 

"How confident are you that, across the country, the votes for president will be accurately cast and counted in this year's election: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not at all confident?" N=1,017 adults; margin of error ± 3

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not at all
confident
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/20-23/16

35 31 19 14 1
 

10/17-19/08

19 39 26 16 -
 

"Once every state has officially certified its vote for president, do you think the loser of the presidential election has an obligation to accept the results and concede, or not?" N=1,017 adults; margin of error ± 3

 
    Has an
obligation
Does not have
an obligation
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

ALL

77 20 2    
 

Clinton supporters

95 5 -    
 

Trump supporters

61 35 4    
 

"If Donald Trump loses the election, do you think he will accept the results and concede once the votes have been certified, or not?" N=1,017 adults; margin of error ± 3

 
    Think
he will
Do not
think he will
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-23/16

35 61 4    
 

"If Hillary Clinton loses the election, do you think she will accept the results and concede once the votes have been certified, or not?" N=1,017 adults; margin of error ± 3

 
    Think
she will
Do not
think she will
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-23/16

75 22 3    
 

"Which of these statements comes closer to your opinion? The way Clinton handled her email while serving as secretary of state is an important indicator of her character and ability to serve as president. The way Clinton handled her email while serving as secretary of state is not relevant to her character or her ability to serve as president." Options rotated. N=916 registered voters; margin of error ± 3.

 
    Important
indicator
Not
relevant
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-23/16

64 35 2    
             

"Which of these statements comes closer to your opinion? The way that Trump treats women is an important indicator of his ability to serve as president. The way that Trump treats women is not relevant to his character or his ability to serve as president." Options rotated. N=916 registered voters; margin of error ± 3.

 
    Important
indicator
Not
relevant
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-23/16

60 36 4    

 

ABC News tracking poll. Oct. 20-22, 2016. N=874 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

             

"I have a question about the third presidential debate between Clinton and Trump on Wednesday night. From what you have seen, heard or read about it, who, in your opinion, won the debate?" Asked Oct. 20-21 only.

 
    Clinton Trump Neither/Tie/
Draw (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/20-21/16

52 29 10 8  
             

"Trump has said he thinks the election might be rigged so that Clinton could be elected through vote fraud. Do you think this is a legitimate concern, or do you think Trump is trying to make excuses in case he loses the election?" Options rotated

 
    Legitimate
concern
Making
excuses
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-22/16

39 59 3    
             

"Trump has refused to say whether or not he would accept the election's outcome if Clinton wins. Do you approve or disapprove of Trump indicating that he may not accept the election outcome?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/20-22/16

29 65 7    

 

Gallup Poll. Oct. 20-21, 2016. N=682 adults who said they watched or listened to the Oct. 19 presidential debate. Margin of error ± 5.

             

"Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the better job in last night's / Wednesday night's debate: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Neither
(vol.)
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

ALL

60 31 4 3 1
 

Democrats

96 2 - 2 -
 

Independents

58 35 5 3 -
 

Republicans

19 64 8 6 3

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 19, 2016. N=547 registered voters who watched the Oct. 19 presidential debate. Margin of error ± 4. Per CNN: Survey respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample conducted Oct. 15-18, 2016. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch the Oct. 19 debate and were willing to be re-interviewed after the debate. 29% of the respondents who participated in the Oct. 19 survey identified themselves as Republicans, 36% identified themselves as Democrats, and 35% identified themselves as independents. ... This poll does not and cannot reflect the views of all Americans. It only represents the views of people who watched the debate.

             

"Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Clinton Trump Neither
(vol.)
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

ALL

52 39 5 3 -
 

Democrats

93 5 1 1 -
 

Independents

40 44 6 10 1
 

Republicans

16 74 3 6 1
 

Men

48 43 4 6 -
 

Women

56 35 3 5 1

 

Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Oct. 14-17, 2016. N=1,006 adults nationwide who say they will definitely vote or have already voted in the 2016 general election. Margin of error ± 3.1.

             

"I'm going to read some phrases people often use to describe candidates. For each, please indicate whether you think the phrase better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. ..." Candidate options and list rotated.

 
    Clinton Trump Unsure    
    % % %    
 

"Understands the issues that matter most to the middle class"

 

10/14-17/16

52 38 11    
             

"Knows what it takes to create jobs"

 

10/14-17/16

43 50 7    
 

8/5-8/16

42 51 7    
 

6/10-13/16

40 55 5    
             

"Would change the way Washington does business"

 

10/14-17/16

24 63 14    
 

8/5-8/16

27 60 13    
 

6/10-13/16

20 69 11    
             

"Has the right temperament to be president"

 

10/14-17/16

59 27 14    
 

8/5-8/16

56 31 12    
 

6/10-13/16

59 27 14    
             

"Could get things done in Washington"

 

10/14-17/16

51 40 9    
 

8/5-8/16

50 41 9    
 

6/10-13/16

51 40 9    
             

"Would be a good role model for children"

 

10/14-17/16

56 21 23    
 

8/5-8/16

54 29 17    
 

6/10-13/16

54 25 21    
             

"Is trustworthy"

 

10/14-17/16

39 37 24    
 

8/5-8/16

41 39 21    
 

6/10-13/16

43 37 21    
             

"Would serve effectively as commander-in-chief"

 

10/14-17/16

51 39 10    
             

"Has the best vision for the future"

 

10/14-17/16

50 41 9    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 12-16, 2016. N=1,189 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the following issues: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? ..."

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling the economy and jobs?"

 

10/12-16/16

47 49 - 2 1
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

45 50 - 2 2
 

9/9-13/16

43 51 1 3 2
 

7/8-12/16

41 52 1 5 2
 

6/9-13/16

47 47 - 3 3
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling the threat of ISIS?"

 

10/12-16/16

50 44 - 3 2
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

45 47 - 4 3
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling immigration?"

 

10/12-16/16

51 44 - 3 2
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

51 44 - 3 2
 

9/9-13/16

51 43 - 3 3
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling foreign policy?"

 

10/12-16/16

59 36 1 3 3
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

60 36 - 2 2
 

9/9-13/16

58 36 - 3 2

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 10-13, 2016. N=740 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 4. LV = likely voters. Among all adults, except where noted.

             

"I have a question about the second presidential debate between Clinton and Trump on Sunday night. From what you have seen, heard or read about it, who, in your opinion, won the debate?"

 
    Clinton Trump Neither/Tie/
Draw (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/10-13/16 LV

45 33 11 10  
             

"Trump said in the debate that if he were in charge of the law, Clinton would be in jail for her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Do you think this is an appropriate or inappropriate comment?"

 
    Appropriate Inappropriate Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

41 57 2    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton is qualified to serve as president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

60 39 1    
 

9/19-22/16

59 39 2    
 

9/5-8/16

60 39 1    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

36 60 4    
 

9/19-22/16

36 60 5    
 

9/5-8/16

35 61 4    
 

8/1-4/16

38 59 3    
 

3/3-6/16

37 59 4    
 

9/7-10/15

39 56 5    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton has the kind of personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

58 41 1    
 

9/19-22/16

56 41 3    
 

8/1-4/16

61 38 1    
 

3/3-6/16

58 40 2    
 

9/7-10/15

56 41 3    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton has strong moral character, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

45 52 3    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is qualified to serve as president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

40 57 3    
 

9/19-22/16

41 57 3    
 

9/5-8/16

36 62 2    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

35 62 3    
 

9/19-22/16

38 57 5    
 

9/5-8/16

31 64 4    
 

8/1-4/16

34 62 4    
 

3/3-6/16

27 69 4    
 

9/7-10/15

35 59 6    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has the kind of personality and temperament it takes to serve effectively as president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

36 62 2    
 

9/19-22/16

35 61 4    
 

8/1-4/16

31 67 2    
 

3/3-6/16

25 72 3    
 

9/7-10/15

33 63 4    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has strong moral character, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

30 66 4    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump's views reflect the core values of the Republican Party, or not?"

 
    Do
reflect
Do not
reflect
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

35 57 7    
             

"Who do you trust more to handle the economy: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

48 47 1 4 1
 

9/19-22/16

45 47 1 4 3
 

9/5-8/16

51 42 1 5 1
 

8/1-4/16

48 46 1 3 1
 

7/11-14/16

45 45 - 8 1
 

5/16-19/16

47 46 - 6 1
 

3/3-6/16

49 45 - 5 1
             

"Who do you trust more to handle terrorism: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample A.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

49 47 0 3 1
 

9/19-22/16

46 45 1 5 3
 

9/5-8/16

50 41 1 7 2
 

8/1-4/16

48 43 - 4 4
 

7/11-14/16

47 43 - 8 1
 

6/20-23/16

50 39 1 8 2
 

5/16-19/16

47 44 - 7 2
 

3/3-6/16

54 40 - 4 2
             

"Who do you trust more to handle immigration issues: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample A.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

47 47 - 4 1
 

9/19-22/16

51 42 1 4 2
 

9/5-8/16

51 42 - 5 1
 

8/1-4/16

53 40 1 5 1
 

7/11-14/16

57 36 0 6 1
 

5/16-19/16

51 42 - 4 2
 

3/3-6/16

56 37 - 4 2
             

"Who do you trust more to handle an international crisis: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample A.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

55 41 0 4 1
 

9/19-22/16

55 36 1 6 2
 

8/1-4/16

60 33 1 5 1
 

7/11-14/16

59 31 1 8 1
 

5/16-19/16

55 36 - 7 2
 

3/3-6/16

61 32 - 5 1
             

"Who do you trust more to handle ethics in government: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

47 39 1 11 2
 

9/19-22/16

44 41 1 11 4
 

5/16-19/16

48 39 - 12 1
             

"Who do you trust more to handle looking out for the middle class: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

51 39 1 8 1
 

9/19-22/16

50 39 - 8 3
 

7/11-14/16

50 37 0 10 2
 

5/16-19/16

52 35 - 11 3
             

"Who do you trust more to handle women's rights: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

10/10-13/16 LV

68 24 1 6 1
             

"There's a videotape recorded 11 years ago in which Trump talks about his sexual advances toward women. Given what you've heard or read about it, do Trump's comments on this tape make you more likely to vote for him for president, less likely, or won't it make any difference in your vote?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
No
difference
   
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

1 35 64    
             

"Trump has apologized for his comments on this tape. Do you think his apology is sincere or not sincere?"

 
    Sincere Not
sincere
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

40 57 3    
             

MEN: "In your experience, are Trump's comments typical locker-room talk by men, or do his comments go beyond how men typically talk about women?"
WOMEN: "As far as you know, are Trump's comments typical locker-room talk by men, or do his comments go beyond how men typically talk about women?"

 
    Typical Not
typical
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

41 52 7    
             

"Do you think Trump probably has or has not made unwanted sexual advances toward women?"

 
    Has Has not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

68 14 19    
             

"Trump says that Hillary Clinton has unfairly criticized women who accused her husband of sexual assault. Do you think this is or is not a legitimate issue in the presidential election?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

35 62 4    
             

"Do you think Trump's treatment of women is or is not a legitimate issue in the presidential election?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

55 43 2    
             

"Do you think Bill Clinton's treatment of women is or is not a legitimate issue in the presidential election?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

10/10-13/16 LV

31 67 2    
             

"Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who supports Donald Trump for president, less likely, or wouldn't it make much difference in your vote?"

 
    More
likely
Less
likely
No
difference
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/10-13/16 LV

19 38 41 2  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 10-13, 2016. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

             

"Now I'd like you to compare Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a few issues. For each one, please tell me whether you think that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would be better on that issue. If you think that both would be equally good or that neither would be good on a particular item, just say so. Who do you think would be better when it comes to [see below]: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you think that both would be equally good or neither would be good?"

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Equally
good
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"Protecting America's interest on trade issues" Half sample B

 

10/10-13/16

46 43 3 7 1
 

5/15-19/16

48 38 3 9 2
 

"Dealing with the economy"

 

10/10-13/16

44 43 4 8 1
 

9/16-19/16

46 41 3 9 1
 

7/31 - 8/3/16

46 42 3 8 1
 

6/19-23/16

47 37 3 12 1
 

5/15-19/16

47 36 6 10 1
 

"Making appointments to the Supreme Court" Half sample B

 

10/10-13/16

38 48 4 7 3
 

5/15-19/16

34 47 6 10 3
 

"Changing the country for the better"

 

10/10-13/16

36 44 1 17 2
 

9/16-19/16

38 44 1 17 -
 

7/31 - 8/3/16

36 42 2 17 3
 

"Being a good commander-in-chief" Half sample A

 

10/10-13/16

32 52 2 13 1
 

9/16-19/16

33 48 1 16 2
 

7/31 - 8/3/16

35 46 3 15 1
 

6/19-23/16

32 44 3 21 -
 

5/15-19/16

33 43 4 19 1
 

"Dealing with issues of concern to women" Half sample A

 

10/10-13/16

17 67 4 11 1
 

5/15-19/16

16 63 5 15 1
 

"Now, let's compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on a few personal characteristics. Who do you think would be better when it comes to [see below]: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you think that both would be equally good or neither would be good?"

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Equally
good
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"Being honest and straightforward"

 

10/10-13/16

38 34 1 25 2
 

9/16-19/16

41 31 2 25 1
 

6/19-23/16

41 25 1 32 1
 

"Having the right set of personal characteristics to be president" Half sample A

 

10/10-13/16

25 51 6 16 2
 

"Having the right temperament to be president"

 

10/10-13/16

23 59 3 13 2
 

9/16-19/16

23 56 3 17 1

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Oct. 8-13, 2016. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

             

"And, no matter how you think you might vote, which candidate for president – Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton – do you think is going to win the election?" Options rotated

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Other
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

10/8-13/16

62 27 1 11  

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 9, 2016. N=537 registered voters who watched the Oct. 9 presidential debate. Margin of error ± 4. Per CNN: Survey respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample conducted Oct. 5-8, 2016. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch the Oct. 9 debate and were willing to be re-interviewed after the debate. 27% of the respondents who participated in the Oct. 9 survey identified themselves as Republicans, 36% identified themselves as Democrats, and 37% identified themselves as independents. ... This poll does not and cannot reflect the views of all Americans. It only represents the views of people who watched the debate.

             

"Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Clinton Trump Neither
(vol.)
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

ALL

57 34 4 4 1
 

Democrats

91 3 4 2 -
 

Independents

49 39 5 6 1
 

Republicans

20 68 5 7 1
 

Men

49 38 7 6 1
 

Women

64 30 2 3 -

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Oct. 4, 2016. N=472 registered voters who watched the Oct. 4 vice-presidential debate. Margin of error ± 4.5. Per CNN: Survey respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample conducted Sept. 28–Oct. 2, 2016. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch the Oct. 4 debate and were willing to be re-interviewed after the debate. 30% of the respondents who participated in tonight's survey identified themselves as Republicans, 41% identified themselves as Democrats, and 29% identified themselves as independents.  ... This poll does not and cannot reflect the views of all Americans. It only represents the views of people who watched the debate.

             

"Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate: Tim Kaine or Mike Pence?"

 
    Kaine Pence Neither
(vol.)
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

ALL

42 48 4 6 -
 

Democrats

71 16 3 9 1
 

Independents

36 52 6 6 -
 

Republicans

9 87 2 2 -

 

CBS News Poll. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016. N=1,217 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"Which of these statements comes closer to your opinion? The presidential candidates' choices for vice president will have a great deal of influence on my vote. OR, I will vote based mostly on the presidential candidates, not on whom they choose for vice president."

 
    Choice for VP
will matter
a great deal
Will base
vote mostly on
presidential
candidate
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

14 84 2    
             

"Do you think Tim Kaine has the ability to be an effective president, if necessary, or not?"

 
    Has the
ability
Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

37 24 39    
             

"Do you think Mike Pence has the ability to be an effective president, if necessary, or not?"

 
    Has the
ability
Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

41 25 33    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

36 60 5    
 

9/9-13/16

33 63 4    
 

7/29-31/16

34 60 6    
 

7/22-24/16

29 67 4    
 

7/8-12/16

28 67 5    
 

6/9-13/16

33 62 5    
 

5/13-17/16

32 64 4    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton has the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

59 40 2    
 

9/9-13/16

55 44 2    
 

7/29-31/16

57 39 4    
 

7/22-24/16

50 47 2    
 

5/13-17/16

48 49 3    
             

"From what you know so far, do you think Hillary Clinton is prepared for the job of president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

63 36 1    
 

7/29-31/16

60 37 3    
 

7/22-24/16

52 47 2    
 

7/8-12/16

50 48 2    
 

6/9-13/16

59 39 2    
             

"If she were elected president, do you think Hillary Clinton could bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or couldn't she do that?"

 
    Could Couldn't Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

41 55 4    
 

9/9-13/16

36 60 5    
 

5/13-17/16

36 60 3    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

37 60 3    
 

9/9-13/16

35 60 4    
 

7/29-31/16

36 59 5    
 

7/22-24/16

38 56 6    
 

7/8-12/16

33 62 6    
 

6/9-13/16

32 63 5    
 

5/13-17/16

31 64 5    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

31 65 3    
 

9/9-13/16

31 64 4    
 

7/29-31/16

31 63 5    
 

7/22-24/16

34 61 5    
 

5/13-17/16

27 70 3    
             

"From what you know so far, do you think Donald Trump is prepared for the job of president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

36 61 3    
 

7/29-31/16

35 61 4    
 

7/22-24/16

38 58 4    
 

7/8-12/16

30 67 3    
 

6/9-13/16

30 67 3    
             

"If he were elected president, do you think Donald Trump could bring about real change in the way things are done in Washington, or couldn't he do that?"

 
    Could Couldn't Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

49 48 3    
 

9/9-13/16

48 48 4    
 

5/13-17/16

51 47 2    
             

"Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the following issues: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? ..."

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling race relations?"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

61 32 - 5 2
 

7/8-12/16

60 29 - 6 4
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling trade with other countries?"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

47 48 - 2 2
 

7/8-12/16

46 47 - 4 3
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling reducing crime?"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

44 47 1 5 3

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2016. N=1,335 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.5.

             

"Now I'm going to mention a few issues and for each one, please tell me if you think Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would better handle that issue if they were elected president. ..."

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 
 

"Trade with other countries" Form A (N=671; margin of error ± 4)

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

45 49 6 -  
 

7/29-31/16

53 43 3 -  
 

6/16-19/16

50 45 4 1  
 
 

"Taxes"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

48 46 6 -  
 

7/13-16/16

44 51 4 1  
 
 

"ISIS" Form B (N=664; margin of error ± 4)

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

48 44 6 1  
 

7/29-31/16

48 47 5 -  
 

7/13-16/16

40 53 6 1  
 
 

"The criminal justice system"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

48 45 6 1  
 

7/29-31/16

50 43 6 1  
 
 

"Improving life for racial and ethnic minorities"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

60 32 7 1  
 

9/1-4/16

58 36 6 1  
 
 

"The income gap between rich and poor" Form B (N=664; margin of error ± 4)

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

51 42 6 1  
 

4/28 - 5/1/16

54 37 7 2  
 

"Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to Hillary Clinton or more to Donald Trump. Please feel free to name a candidate even if you may not support him or her. ..."

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 
 

"Is in touch with the problems facing middle class Americans today" Form A (N=671; margin of error ± 4)

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

53 36 1 11 -
 

3/17-20/16

51 36 1 12 1
 
 

"Is prepared to handle the presidency"

 

9/28 - 10/2/16

56 34 2 8 -
 

"Which better describes your view of paying taxes? It is every American's civic duty to pay their fair share of taxes. Taxes are an unnecessary burden and Americans should do everything they can to pay as little as possible." Options rotated

 
    Civic duty
to pay
fair share
Should pay
as little as
possible
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

86 12 1    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump should or should not release his tax returns for public review?"

 
    Should Should not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

73 24 3    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump has not released his tax returns because he is being audited by the IRS, or he is trying to hide something that he doesn't want the public to know?"

 
    Being
audited
Hiding
something
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28 - 10/2/16

33 57 10    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 28-30, 2016. N=630 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 5.

             

"I have a question about the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday night. From what you have seen, heard or read about it, who, in your opinion, won the debate?" Candidate names rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Neither/Tie/
Draw (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

ALL

53 18 17 12  
 

Democrats

83 6      
 

Republicans

24 45      
 

Independents

50 14      
             

"As far as you can tell, did Hillary Clinton mainly get the facts right during the debate, or did she mainly get the facts wrong?"

 
    Right Wrong Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28-30/16

54 24 22    
             

"As far as you can tell, did Donald Trump mainly get the facts right during the debate, or did he mainly get the facts wrong?"

 
    Right Wrong Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/28-30/16

29 47 24    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 26, 2016. N=521 registered voters who watched the Sept. 26 presidential debate. Margin of error ± 4.5. Per CNN: Survey respondents were first interviewed as part of a random national sample conducted Sept. 23-25, 2016. In those interviews, respondents indicated they planned to watch the Sept. 26 debate and were willing to be re-interviewed after the debate. 26% of the respondents who participated in the Sept. 26 survey identified themselves as Republicans, 41% identified themselves as Democrats, and 33% identified themselves as independents. ... This poll does not and cannot reflect the views of all Americans. It only represents the views of people who watched the debate.

             

"Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Clinton Trump Neither
(vol.)
Both equally
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

ALL

62 27 4 6 1
 

Democrats

89 5 1 5 -
 

Independents

54 33 7 5 1
 

Republicans

28 55 4 9 2

 

Monmouth University Poll. Sept. 22-25, 2016. N=802 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

             

"Regardless of whether you would vote for him, do you think Donald Trump does or does not have the right temperament to be president?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/22-25/16

35 61 4    
 

8/4-7/16

27 67 5    
 

7/14-16/16

32 61 6    
 

3/17-20/16

27 68 5    
             

"Regardless of whether you would vote for her, do you think Hillary Clinton does or does not have the right temperament to be president?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/22-25/16

58 39 4    
 

8/4-7/16

61 34 5    
 

7/14-16/16

52 42 5    
 

3/17-20/16

54 42 4    
             

"Who do you trust more to handle the economy and jobs: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?" Options rotated

 
    Trump Clinton Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

48 48 4 0  
 

6/15-19/16

44 47 6 3  
             

"Who do you trust more to handle the threat of terrorism on U.S. soil: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?" Options rotated

 
    Trump Clinton Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

45 48 6 2  
 

6/15-19/16

44 46 7 3  
             

"As you may know the first presidential debate between Trump and Clinton will be held Monday night. Do you plan to watch the debate live or not?"

 
    Yes No May watch
clips later
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

75 18 3 3  
             

"Should the debate include third party candidates Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, or should it be only the two major party nominees on stage?"

 
    Should
include
Should not
include
Depends
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

55 39 1 5  
             

"Should the debate moderators fact check a candidate who states false information during the debate, or should they leave it to the candidates to point out any false information stated by their opponent?"

 
    Moderators
should
Leave it to
candidates
Both
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

60 31 4 5  
             

"Has this year's presidential campaign brought out the best in people, brought out the worst in people, or has it done neither?"

 
    The best The worst Neither Both best
and worst
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/22-25/16

4 70 20 5 1
             

"Do you feel that the harsh language used in politics today is justified or unjustified given the current state of the country?"

 
    Justified Unjustified Is not
harsh (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

30 65 1 4  
             

"And do you think this harsh language tends to come more from supporters of Donald Trump, more from supporters of Hillary Clinton, or from supporters of both equally?"

 
    Trump
supporters
Clinton
supporters
Both
equally
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/22-25/16

37 11 50 2  

 

Quinnipiac University. Sept. 22-25, 2016. N=1,115 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.9.

             

"Do you plan on watching or listening to the first presidential debate on Monday, September 26th, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/22-25/16

84 13 3    
             

"Who do you think will win the debate, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Clinton Trump Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/22-25/16

41 32 27    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 19-22, 2016. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton is in good enough overall health to serve as president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

54 36 11    
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton knows enough about world affairs to serve effectively as president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

67 29 4    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump is in good enough overall health to serve as president, or not?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

71 19 11    
             

"Do you think Donald Trump knows enough about world affairs to serve effectively as president, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

38 59 4    
             

"Who do you trust more to handle social issues such as abortion and gay marriage: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample A.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-22/16

58 30 2 5 6
             

"Who do you trust more to handle health care: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-22/16

50 39 1 7 4
             

"Trump has not released his tax returns, while Clinton has released hers. Do you think Trump is justified in not releasing his tax returns, or not?"

 
    Justified Not
justified
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

31 63 6    
             

"Do you plan to watch the first debate between Clinton and Trump next Monday night, September 26th, or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/19-22/16

74 22 4    
             

"Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think will win the debate: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Neither
(vol.)
Tie
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/19-22/16

47 33 2 2 16

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Sept. 15-20, 2016. Likely voters nationwide.

             
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

"Whom do you generally trust more to handle the war against terrorism: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=394; margin of error ± 4.9

 

9/15-20/16

52 41 5 2  
 

"Whom do you generally trust more to handle immigration: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=394; margin of error ± 4.9

 

9/15-20/16

54 41 3 2  
 

"Whom do you generally trust more to handle the creation of good jobs: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=394; margin of error ± 4.9

 

9/15-20/16

49 43 6 1  
 

"Whom do you generally trust more to handle the negotiation of fair trade policies: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=394; margin of error ± 4.9

 

9/15-20/16

52 42 5 2  
 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Is honest and trustworthy' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

36 44 1 18 2
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Has the experience to be president' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

57 30 2 9 2
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Cares about people like you' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

44 44 1 10 2
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Has the temperament to be president' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

50 38 0 10 2
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Shares your values' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

41 43 0 13 3
 

"Regardless for whom you plan to vote, do you think 'Has the stamina to be president' better describes Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?" N=363; margin of error ± 5.1

 

9/15-20/16

39 53 3 4 1

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 16-19, 2016. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

             

"Do you have confidence that the results of the presidential election will be counted accurately or not?"

 
    Yes No Unsure/
Refused
   
    % % %    
 

9/16-19/16

59 34 7    
             

"Now I'd like you to compare Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a few issues. For each one, please tell me whether you think that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would be better on that issue. If you think that both would be equally good or that neither would be good on a particular item, just say so. Who do you think would be better when it comes to [see below]: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you think that both would be equally good or neither would be good?"

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Equally
good
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"Terrorism and homeland security"

 

9/16-19/16

43 44 2 10 1
 

7/31 - 8/3/16

43 44 2 10 1
 

6/19-23/16

44 39 3 13 1
 

"Dealing with immigration"

 

9/16-19/16

39 50 1 9 1
 

7/31 - 8/3/16

39 49 1 10 1
 

5/15-19/16

42 45 2 11 -
 

"Being in charge of our nuclear weapons"

 

9/16-19/16

25 51 2 21 1
 

"Now, let's compare Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on a few personal characteristics. Who do you think would be better when it comes to [see below]: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you think that both would be equally good or neither would be good?"

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Equally
good
Neither Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"Being knowledgeable and experienced enough to handle the presidency"

 

9/16-19/16

23 60 5 12 -

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 9-13, 2016. N=1,433 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

             

"Compared to past presidential campaigns, do you think the campaign this year has been more positive, more negative, or about the same as past campaigns?"

 
    More
positive
More
negative
About
the same
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/9-13/16

6 67 24 2  
             

"Do you think Hillary Clinton shares your values, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/9-13/16

40 57 3    
 

5/13-17/16

37 60 3    
             

"Would you be more likely to describe electing Hillary Clinton as president as a safe choice for the country or a risky choice for the country?"

 
    Safe
choice
Risky
choice
Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/9-13/16

47 51 1 1  
             

"Do you think Donald Trump shares your values, or not?"

 
    Does Does not Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/9-13/16

35 62 3    
 

5/13-17/16

31 66 3    
             

"Would you be more likely to describe electing Donald Trump as president as a safe choice for the country or a risky choice for the country?"

 
    Safe
choice
Risky
choice
Neither/
Both (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/9-13/16

30 67 1 2  
             

"Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the following issues: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? ..."

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

"Which candidate would do a better job handling terrorism and national security?"

 

9/9-13/16

49 45 1 4 2
 

7/8-12/16

46 46 - 5 2
 

6/9-13/16

50 43 1 4 3
 

"Do you think Hillary Clinton did anything wrong when she set up a personal email address and server for work while she was secretary of state, or not?" If yes: "Do you think Hillary Clinton's activities regarding her personal email address and server were improper but not illegal, or do you think they were illegal?"

 
    Did not do
anything
wrong
Activities were
improper,
not illegal
Activities were
illegal
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/9-13/16

26 24 45 6  
 

7/8-12/16

24 23 46 7  
 

6/9-13/16

26 25 41 8  
             

"Do you think it is necessary for Donald Trump to publicly release his tax returns, or don't you think that is necessary?"

 
    It is
necessary
It is not
necessary
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

9/9-13/16

59 37 3    

 

Quinnipiac University. Sept. 8-13, 2016. N=960 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.2.

             

"Regardless of who you're voting for, who do you believe will win the presidential election this year: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
Someone
else (vol.)
Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

9/8-13/16

58 31 1 10  
 

8/18-24/16

62 28 1 10  
             

"How concerned are you about so-called 'reverse racism,' or discrimination against white people, impacting your life: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not concerned
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

ALL

17 24 21 36 2
 

Clinton supporters

7 13 22 56 2
 

Trump supporters

27 37 21 13 2
             

"How concerned are you that the American way of life will change for the worse over the next decade: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not concerned
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

ALL

42 30 14 11 3
 

Clinton supporters

18 34 23 20 4
 

Trump supporters

70 24 4 1 1
             

"How concerned are you that you or someone in your family will be the victim of a terrorist attack: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not concerned
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

ALL

14 33 29 23 -
 

Clinton supporters

7 22 36 35 -
 

Trump supporters

23 45 22 10 -
             

"How concerned are you about illegal immigration: very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not concerned
at all
Unsure/
No answer
    % % % % %
 

ALL

36 31 19 13 -
 

Clinton supporters

9 33 34 24 -
 

Trump supporters

68 31 1 - -

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 5-8, 2016. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

             

"Who do you think is more honest and trustworthy: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

46 41 1 10 2
 

8/1-4/16

49 40 - 10 1
 

7/11-14/16

39 39 1 18 2
 

5/16-19/16

42 40 1 16 1
             

"Who do you think better understands the problems of people like you: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

51 35 - 11 2
 

8/1-4/16

55 35 - 9 1
 

7/11-14/16

48 35 - 14 2
 

5/16-19/16

47 36 - 15 2
             

"Who do you think has a better personality and temperament to serve effectively as president: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

61 30 1 7 2
 

8/1-4/16

62 30 1 6 1
 

7/11-14/16

59 28 1 11 2
 

6/20-23/16

61 28 1 8 3
 

5/16-19/16

61 31 1 6 1
             

"Who do you think is closer to you on the issues: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

52 39 1 7 2
             

"Who do you trust more to handle taxes: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

54 39 - 5 2
 

8/1-4/16

51 41 1 4 3
 

7/11-14/16

46 43 - 8 3
 

5/16-19/16

42 47 1 7 3
             

"Who do you trust more to handle international trade agreements: Clinton or Trump?" Options rotated. Half sample B.

 
    Clinton Trump Both
(vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

59 34 - 5 1
 

8/1-4/16

54 40 3 2 1
 

5/16-19/16

47 44 1 6 2
             

"Do you think Clinton has been consistent or inconsistent about the policies she would pursue as president?"

 
    Consistent Inconsistent Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

53 40 7    
             

"Do you think Trump has been consistent or inconsistent about the policies he would pursue as president?"

 
    Consistent Inconsistent Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

31 64 5    
             

"Do you think Clinton is or is not too willing to bend the rules?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

69 24 7    
             

"Do you think Trump is or is not biased against women and minorities?"

 
    Is Is not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

60 36 4    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Clinton is handling questions about her use of personal e-mail while she was secretary of state?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

32 62 5    
             

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump has been explaining his policy on how to handle undocumented immigrants?"

 
    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

30 65 5    
             

"If she's elected, how concerned are you about possible conflicts between Clinton's work as president and the Clinton Foundation? Would you say you are very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not
concerned
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

33 23 18 24 2
             

"When she was serving as secretary of state, do you think Clinton did special favors for donors to the Clinton Foundation, or not?"

 
    Did favors Did not
do favors
Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

59 30 11    
             

"If he's elected, how concerned are you about possible conflicts between Trump's work as president and his business interests? Would you say you are very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned or not concerned at all?"

 
    Very
concerned
Somewhat
concerned
Not so
concerned
Not
concerned
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

40 20 16 23 1
             

"Do you support or oppose building a wall across the entire U.S. border with Mexico?"

 
    Support Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

34 63 3    
             

"Trump says he would get Mexico to pay for this wall. If elected, do you think he could do that, or not?"

 
    He could He could not Unsure    
    % % %    
 

9/5-8/16

21 76 4    
             

"How confident are you that the votes for president across the country will be accurately counted this year: very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident or not confident at all?"

 
    Very
confident
Somewhat
confident
Not too
confident
Not
confident
at all
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/5-8/16

27 36 18 18 1

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 1-4, 2016. N=886 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

 

"As you may know, the presidential candidates will hold televised debates later this fall. Who do you think is likely to do a better job in the presidential debates: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?"

 
    Hillary
Clinton
Donald
Trump
No
difference
(vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/1-4/16

54 42 2 1  

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2016. N=493 likely voters nationwide.

             

"Now, thinking about issues facing this country, I am going to read you a list of issues. Please listen as I read the list and tell me, for each one, whether you have more confidence in Donald Trump, OR Hillary Clinton to deal with this issue. ..."

 
    Donald
Trump
Hillary
Clinton
Both
equal (vol.)
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

"The economy"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

46 51 - 1 1
 

4/17-20/16

46 47 1 5 2
 
 

"Taxes"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

47 49 - 3 1
 

4/17-20/16

47 46 1 4 2
 
 

"Health care"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

42 54 - 3 2
 

4/17-20/16

40 53 - 4 4
 
 

"Jobs"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

47 49 - 2 3
 

4/17-20/16

47 46 - 5 2
 
 

"Foreign affairs"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

40 55 1 2 3
 

4/17-20/16

33 60 - 5 2
 
 

"Fighting for the middle class"

 

8/28 - 9/1/16

40 54 - 4 1
 

4/17-20/16

34 56 1 7 2

 

Quinnipiac University. Aug. 18-24, 2016. N=1,498 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.5.

             

"If Hillary Clinton is elected president, do you think that she would make the right decisions about the nation's economy, or not?"

 
    Think she
would
Don't think
she would
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

47 49 4    
             

"If Donald Trump is elected president, do you think that he would make the right decisions about the nation's economy, or not?"

 
    Think he
would
Don't think
he would
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

43 53 4    
             

"If Hillary Clinton is elected president, do you think that she would keep the United States safe from terrorism, or not?"

 
    Think she
would
Don't think
she would
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

46 49 5    
             

"If Donald Trump is elected president, do you think that he would keep the United States safe from terrorism, or not?"

 
    Think he
would
Don't think
he would
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

47 48 5    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton is honest, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

29 66 4    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump is honest, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

42 53 5    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton has good leadership skills, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

58 40 2    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump has good leadership skills, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

46 52 2    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton has the right kind of experience to be president, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

71 29 1    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump has the right kind of experience to be president, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

32 65 3    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton is intelligent, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

87 12 1    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump is intelligent, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

67 30 4    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton cares about average Americans, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

51 47 2    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump cares about average Americans, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

41 57 2    
             

"Would you say that Hillary Clinton is level headed, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

62 35 4    
             

"Would you say that Donald Trump is level headed, or not?"

 
    Would
say
Would
not say
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

25 71 4    
             

"Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for her, do you think Hillary Clinton is or is not qualified to serve as president?"

 
    Is
qualified
Is not
qualified
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

66 33 1    
             

"Regardless of whether or not you'd vote for him, do you think Donald Trump is or is not qualified to serve as president?"

 
    Is
qualified
Is not
qualified
Unsure/
No answer
   
    % % %    
 

8/18-24/16

40 58 2    
             

"Do you think being a woman will make Hillary Clinton a better president, make her a worse president, or won't it have an impact either way?"

 
    Better Worse No impact Unsure/
No answer
 
    % % % %  
 

8/18-24/16