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)
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.
- 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.
- 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.