ELECTION 2016: Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton In Latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll
By Zach Clark // September 21, 2016
Trump leads Clinton 39% to 37% among Likely Voters
Presidential Candidate Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in the latest Reuters/Ipsos (Sept. 15-19) national poll 39% to Clinton’s 37% in a 4-way race among 1,749 participants surveyed.
Gary Johnson and Jill Stein round out the bottom with 7% and 2%, respectively.
Trump’s lead shows a significant difference between his support among independent registered voters versus Clinton, with Trump leading 39% to Clinton’s 16%.
Clinton’s base democrat support is stronger than Trump’s base republican support. Clinton received 84% support among likely democrat voters compared to Trump who received 75% support among likely republican voters.
The story of the election has been the record number of unfavorables for both candidates. Trump’s unfavorable rating is at 58% compared to Clinton’s 55%.
President Obama’s Approval Rating among participants surveyed was 48%, while 47% disapprove of the President’s performance as Commander-In-Chief.
When participants were asked about the direction of the country, 67% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Among democrats, 46% believe the country is on the wrong track versus 39% who believed the country is on the right track. 15% answered didn’t know.
Among Republicans, 87% believe the country is on the wrong track versus 8% who believed the country is on the right track. 4% answered didn’t know.
Among Independents, 76% believe the country is on the wrong track versus 10% who believed the country is on the right track. 14% answered didn’t know.