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CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL

Both Frontrunners Viewed Negatively, but Clinton Bests Trump in Head to Head Match-Up
March 17-20, 2016
Q1-Q7. Released separately
Q8. In general, is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable or not favorable?

Favorable
Not favorable
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
28
58
9
25
66
39
88
64
6
3
3
11

Oct15a
%
32
59
9

Q9. In general, is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable or not favorable?

Favorable
Not favorable
Don't know/No answer

46
48
5

9
88
2

84
13
3

39
52
10

Nov15a
45
45
10

Q10.-Q23. Released separately.


Q24. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Donald
Trump yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
24
49
9
19
57
29
82
55
16
18
7
23
3
4
2
2
*
*
*
*

Oct15a
%
28
53
16
3
1

Q25. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Hillary
Clinton yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Don't know/No answer
Q26-Q48. Released separately.

31
52
13
3

6
88
5
1
-

61
20
16
2
*

19
57
17
6
*

Nov15a
35
48
13
4
*

Q49. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and
Donald Trump, the Republican, would you vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Other
Won't vote
Depends
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
50
11
85
45
40
77
12
38
1
2
1
6
7
3
9
*
*
1
3
3
1
7

Q50. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and
Ted Cruz, the Republican, would you vote for Hillary Clinton or Ted Cruz?
Hillary Clinton
Ted Cruz
Other (vol.)
Won't vote (vol.)
Depends (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

47
44
1
5
1
3

7
81
2
7
2

86
11
*
1
1
1

39
46
1
7
1
5

Q51. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat, and
John Kasich, the Republican, would you vote for Hillary Clinton or John Kasich?
Hillary Clinton
John Kasich
Other (vol.)
Won't vote (vol.)
Depends (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

43
47
*
4
1
3

6
85
1
5
1
2

82
12
2
2
2

34
52
1
6
1
6

Q52. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Bernie Sanders, the Democrat, and
Donald Trump, the Republican, would you vote for Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump?
Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump
Other (vol.)
Won't vote (vol.)
Depends (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

53
38
*
5
*
3

15
75
1
7
*
2

85
11
2
2

49
36
1
8
1
5

Q53. If Donald Trump is elected President, what best describes your feelings about what he will do in office -- excited,
optimistic, concerned or scared?

Excited
Optimistic
Concerned
Scared
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
10
21
5
7
20
37
6
21
19
23
12
23
50
18
76
48
1
1
1
1

Q54. If Ted Cruz is elected President, what best describes your feelings about what he will do in office -- excited,
optimistic, concerned or scared?
Excited
Optimistic
Concerned
Scared
Don't know/No answer

5
33
30
28
4

10
51
24
11
3

3
14
32
46
5

4
37
33
23
4

Q55. If John Kasich, is elected President, what best describes your feelings about what he will do in office -- excited,
optimistic, concerned or scared?
Excited
Optimistic
Concerned
Scared
Don't know/No answer

4
43
35
9
8

8
58
24
5
5

2
28
48
12
10

3
47
31
10
9

Q56. If Hillary Clinton is elected President, what best describes your feelings about what she will do in office -- excited,
optimistic, concerned or scared?
Excited
Optimistic
Concerned
Scared
Don't know/No answer

11
31
21
35
2

2
8
19
68
2

23
54
15
8
1

7
26
29
37
2

Q57. If Bernie Sanders is elected President, what best describes your feelings about what he will do in office -- excited,
optimistic, concerned or scared?
Excited
Optimistic
Concerned
Scared
Don't know/No answer

15
30
24
27
3

1
13
26
56
5

27
47
17
6
3

16
27
30
25
2

Total Respondents

Unweighted
1,252

Total Registered Voters

1,058

984

351
424
477

321
420
512

Republicans
Democrats
Independents

Weighted