This is a summary of a YouGov/Economist Poll, conducted June 2-5, 2016.
Trial heats among registered voters:
- Hillary Clinton: 44% (+2 from May 20-23)
- Donald Trump: 41% (0)
- Bernie Sanders: 48% (0)
- Donald Trump: 37% (-2)
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: 46% (-1)
- Disapprove: 48% (0)
Approval of Congress:
- Approve: 12% (0)
- Disapprove: 62% (+2)
Direction of the country:
- Right direction: 25% (-2)
- Disapprove: 63% (-1)
The Democratic primary
- 52% of Bernie Sanders supporters would like Bernie Sanders to run as an independent. Only 33% say he should support Hillary Clinton
- 71% of Americans, including 77% of Democratic primary voters and 55% of Sanders supporters, expect Clinton to win the nomination. 32% of Sanders supporters still think their candidate will win.
- There is little interest in a third-party run by David French (4% in favor), Ben Sasse (3%) or Mitt Romney (16%).
- 12% "would consider" voting for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, however. This includes 27% of Republicans who say they supported someone other than Donald Trump in the Republican primary – but only 9% of Republicans overall, and 17% of independents.
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.