YouGov/Economist Poll: May 20-23, 2016

YouGov/Economist Poll: May 20-23, 2016
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This is a summary of a YouGov/Economist Poll, conducted May 20-23, 2016. 


Trial heats among registered voters: 

  • Hillary Clinton: 42% (no change from May 6-9
  • Donald Trump: 41% (+1) 


  • Bernie Sanders: 48% (NC)
  • Donald Trump: 39% (NC)
     

Preferred 2016 presidential nominee among likely Democratic primary voters: 

  • Hillary Clinton: 51% (+2)
  • Bernie Sanders: 41% (-2)


(Among all adults...)

Approval of Obama as president:

  • Approve: 47% (0)
  • Disapprove: 48% (-1)
     

Approval of Congress: 

  • Approve: 12% (+2)
  • Disapprove: 60% (-1)

Direction of the country: 

  • Right direction: 27% (+4)
  • Disapprove: 64% (-2)
 

Other highlights:

The Democratic primary
 
  • Only half (50%) of Sanders supporters pick Clinton over Trump in the general election trial heat, down from 55% last week. Most of the remainder choosing "Not sure," "Someone else" or "I would not vote" – only 11% pick Trump.
  • One third (33%) of Sanders supporters believe Sanders is more likely than Clinton to end up the nominee.
  • About half (51%) of Democratic primary voters, including 78% of Sanders supporters, say the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has been biased towards Clinton
  • 46% of Americans say violence is "likely" at this summer's Democratic national convention.
     
Donald Trump's tax returns

  • Asked whether Donald Trump should release his tax returns, 61% of US adults say yes, and only 21% say no.
     
Zika Virus
 
  • 58% of Americans are concerned about the possibility of a Zika virus epidemic in the United States. It was 54% in a survey conducted April 22-26.
  • 38% want the US government to spend more on Zika virus research; 34% want no change in spending, and 7% want less spending.
     
Women in the military
 
  •  60% favor and 30% oppose allowing women to join military combat units, where they would be directly involved in ground fighting.
     
Government
 
  • 72% of Americans believe the government is run to serve "a few big interests" rather than the benefit of all.
  • 68% believe the government wastes "a lot" of tax money.
  • 61% believe "quite a few" of the people running the government are "crooked".


For additional questions and detailed demographic breakdowns, see the full questionnaire here

The Tracking Report can be found here

Economist/YouGov poll archives can be found here