National poll: Clinton with 5-point lead over Trump
Majority oppose professional athletes making political statements at sporting events.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 22, 2016) -- Polling company icitizen just released their September Nationwide poll results, which show a five-point lead for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The full ballot: Hillary Clinton (42%), Donald Trump (37%), Gary Johnson (5%), Jill Stein (3%), someone else (4%), undecided (8%).
“Clinton’s standing is buttressed by a 13-point lead among women, 17-point lead among young voters, and 44-point lead among Hispanics” said icitizen polling analyst, Cynthia Villacis. “Members of both major parties are also energized to vote -- Democrats (91%) and Republicans (89%). It will be crucial for both candidates to rally their party bases to the ballot box.”
Both candidates have an uphill battle when it comes to their public images. Both candidates have net-negative public images, with Clinton viewed favorably by only 40% of voters, and unfavorably by almost six in ten (56%). For Trump, just 25% of voters view him favorably and more than seven in ten (72%) unfavorably. Neither candidate has consolidated their respective base – underscoring room for growth in both camps. Clinton takes 82% of Democrats to Trump’s 78% of Republicans. Independents favor Clinton by four points.
The poll also dove into public sentiment on hot topics in the 2016 election. Over half of Americans (56%) believe that a candidate's medical history should be shared with the public, and 68% believe a candidate's financial history should be shared with the public. In addition, 67% of voters are less likely to support a candidate for office who refuses to release private information such as tax returns. Fully 86% percent of voters believe “American politics resembles a reality show.”
Following NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s decision to remain seated during the National Anthem, conversations about protection of freedoms have been brought to the table. A commanding 84% of American voters favor playing the national anthem at sporting events held in the U.S. and a majority (60%) oppose professional athletes making political statements in national sporting events. Villacis said, “however, nearly eight-in-ten (79%) say ‘racism is a real problem in America,’ suggesting that though Americans agree with the message of racial injustice behind Kaepernick’s protest, they do not support this particular form of protest.”
Methodology: The survey was conducted online from September 15-19, 2016 among 1,000 registered voters nationwide. In order to achieve an accurate demographic representation of the public, the data were weighted to U.S. Census benchmarks for gender, age, region, education, income, marital status, and race. Party identification was not weighted. The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3 percentage points, and is higher for subgroups.
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