HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES

August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 1
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Interviews: 800 Registered Voters, including 360 respondents with a cell phone only and
27 respondents reached on a cell phone but who also have a landline.

Date: July 31-August 3, 2016
47 Male
53 Female

Study #16579
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
Please note: all results are shown as percentages unless otherwise stated.
The margin of error for 800 interviews among Registered Voters is ±3.46%

Unless otherwise noted by a “+”, “^”, or “^^” all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults.
Q2a

For statistical purposes only, would you please tell me how old you are?
(IF “REFUSED,” ASK:) Well, would you tell me which age group you belong to? (READ LIST) +
18-24 ................................................................
9
25-29 ................................................................
10
30-34 ................................................................
11
35-39 ................................................................
6
40-44 ................................................................
9
45-49 ................................................................
5
50-54 ................................................................
10
55-59 ................................................................
10
60-64 ................................................................
11
65-69 ................................................................
7
70-74 ................................................................
6
75 and over ..........................................................
5
Not sure/refused .................................................
1
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

Q2b

To ensure that we have a representative sample, would you please tell me whether you are from a Hispanic
or Spanish-speaking background? +
Yes, Hispanic ...................................................
10
No, not Hispanic ...............................................
89
Not sure/refused .............................................
1

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

Q2c

And again, for statistical purposes only, what is your race--white, black, Asian, or something else? +
White ..............................................................75
Black ..............................................................12
Asian .............................................................. 2
Other .............................................................. 3
Hispanic (VOL) ............................................. 6
Not sure/refused ........................................... 2
White, Non-Hispanic.......................................72

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered
voters.

Q3

Are you currently registered to vote [LANDLINE: at this address; CELL: in (STATE)]? +
Registered ........................................
100
Not registered ................................ Not sure ..........................................-

+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 2
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q4A-B held for later release
Q5

Now I'm going to read you the names of several public figures, groups and organizations, and I'd like you to
rate your feelings toward each one as very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very
negative. If you don't know the name, please just say so. (RANDOMIZE EXCEPT BARACK OBAMA)

Barack Obama
August 2016+ ................................
July 2016+.....................................
June 2016+ ...................................
May 2016+ ....................................
April 2016+ ....................................
March 2016+ .................................
February 2016+.............................
January 2016+ ..............................
December 2015.............................
October 25-29, 2015 .....................
October 15-18, 2015 .....................
September 2015............................
July 2015.......................................
June 2015 .....................................
April 2015 ......................................
March 2015 ...................................
January 2015 ................................
December 2014.............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ ................
October 8-12, 2014+ .....................
August 2014 ..................................
June 2014 .....................................
April 2014 ......................................
January 2014 ................................
December 2013.............................
October 7-9, 2013 .........................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ....................
April 2013 ......................................
January 2013 ................................
December 2012.............................
October 2012+ ..............................
September 26-30, 2012+ ..............
August 2012+ ................................
June 2012 .....................................
January 2012 ................................
August 2011 ..................................
April 2011 ......................................
January 2011 ................................
November 2010.............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ...................
June 2010 .....................................
March 2010 ...................................
January 23-25, 2010 .....................
December 2009.............................
October 2009 ................................
February 2009 ...............................
January 2009 ................................
High
February 2009 ...............................
Presidential Term Low
August 2014 ..................................
All-time Obama Low
October 28-30, 2006+ ...................
1

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

14
17
18
17
18
19
18
20
21
17
17
18
20
20
21
20
21
21
20
22
18
21
20
19
20
21
19
17
21
16
15
15
17
19
22
20
22
23
21
18
20
19
23
21
20
21
23

10
9
11
10
13
10
11
11
9
12
12
14
13
13
13
12
13
10
12
11
13
13
15
13
11
11
13
10
11
9
8
6
8
14
10
12
14
15
12
12
13
11
14
13
11
12
17

12
14
11
10
14
12
11
12
14
12
13
11
14
14
13
14
12
13
13
12
14
14
13
14
13
11
12
15
11
14
12
11
13
11
14
14
13
14
13
15
15
14
14
15
12
9
8

28
27
30
31
27
31
30
30
32
31
31
29
29
27
27
29
29
31
32
34
33
31
28
30
33
30
28
27
26
24
31
31
30
27
25
30
23
18
26
27
25
24
20
22
21
10
6

1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3

47

21

12

9

10

1

22

18

13

14

33

-

14

17

18

5

6

40

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

36
33
30
32
28
28
30
27
23
27
27
28
24
25
26
24
24
24
23
21
22
20
24
23
22
26
28
30
31
37
34
37
31
29
28
24
28
29
28
29
27
31
29
29
36
47
43

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q5 (cont'd)
Hillary Clinton
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
March 2016+ ..................................
February 2016+ ..............................
January 2016+ ...............................
December 2015 ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
October 15-18, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
June 2015 ......................................
April 2015 .......................................
March 2015 ....................................
January 2015 .................................
November 2014 ..............................
September 2014+...........................
June 2014 ......................................
April 2014 .......................................
March 2014 ....................................
September 2013 .............................
May 30-June 2, 2013......................
April 2013 .......................................
January 2013 .................................
December 2012 ..............................
November 2011 ..............................
May 2011 .......................................
April 2011 .......................................
December 2010 ..............................
January 10-14, 2010 .....................
July 2009 ........................................
February 2009 ................................
January 2009 .................................
December 2008 ..............................
September 2008+...........................
August 2008+ .................................
June 2008+ ....................................
April 2008+ .....................................
March 24-25, 2008+ .......................
March 7-10, 2008+ .........................
January 2008 .................................
June 2007 ......................................
March 2007 ....................................
December 2006 ..............................
April 2006 .......................................
December 2004 ..............................
July 2003 ........................................
March 2001 ....................................
January 2001 .................................
High
February 2009 ................................
Low
April 2016+ .....................................
1

Study #16579 -- page 3
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Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

20
16
18
18
19
20
20
24
21
23
20
25
22
23
23
23
25
19
22
21
25
21
25
20
24
22
24
22
29
27
28
27
27
27
29
26
24
25
28
22
20
23
23
24
23
22
19
21
21
19
22

10
10
12
12
12
11
13
11
15
12
12
13
14
15
14
19
17
16
16
18
19
20
17
18
14
19
14
22
23
21
18
22
15
18
14
20
15
16
14
14
15
11
11
15
17
17
19
14
20
15
13

11
13
12
13
14
12
11
12
13
12
13
13
15
11
10
13
14
15
15
14
11
12
12
13
14
12
16
12
12
11
11
13
15
11
15
14
17
18
17
19
21
14
11
16
15
12
13
11
13
18
12

42
43
43
41
42
39
39
37
35
35
35
34
33
29
32
23
23
25
26
23
21
22
19
18
15
13
12
10
9
11
16
12
16
11
14
12
20
23
22
25
27
29
30
26
28
26
28
29
27
31
24

1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
1
2

32

27

18

11

11

1

13

19

12

14

42

-

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

17
18
15
16
13
18
17
16
16
17
19
14
15
21
19
21
20
24
21
23
23
23
26
29
32
34
34
33
26
29
26
25
26
32
27
27
23
17
18
20
17
22
24
18
16
21
19
24
16
16
27

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q5 (cont'd)
Donald Trump
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
March 2016+ ..................................
February 2016+ ..............................
January 2016+ ...............................
December 2015 ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
October 15-18, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
February 2011 ................................
May 2004+ .....................................
December 1999 ..............................
October 1999 .................................
July 1990 ........................................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

13
10
12
13
11
12
11
14
12
10
13
8
10
9
9
4
3
3

15
17
17
16
13
13
17
15
15
17
17
17
16
17
17
12
11
11

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Study #16579 -- page 4
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

11
13
11
12
10
11
12
12
13
17
17
16
16
40
38
28
25
28

11
11
12
14
12
10
10
11
12
14
14
14
13
18
14
24
23
25

50
49
48
44
53
54
49
47
47
42
39
44
43
11
15
25
32
24

1
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
7
7
6
9

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 5
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Q5 (cont'd)
The Democratic Party
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
February 2016+ ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
April 2015 .......................................
January 2015..................................
December 2014 ..............................
November 2014 ..............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ .................
October 8-12, 2014+ ......................
September 2014+ ...........................
June 2014.......................................
April 2014 .......................................
March 2014 ....................................
January 2014..................................
December 2013 ..............................
October 25-28, 2013 ......................
October 7-9, 2013 ..........................
September 2013 .............................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ......................
February 2013 ................................
January 2013..................................
December 2012 ..............................
October 2012+................................
September 26-30, 2012+................
August 2012+ .................................
July 2012+ ......................................
June 2012.......................................
May 2012........................................
March 2012 ....................................
January 2012..................................
November 2011 ..............................
October 2011..................................
August 2011 ...................................
June 2011.......................................
May 2011........................................
April 2011 .......................................
January 2011..................................
December 2010 ..............................
November 2010 ..............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ....................
October 14-18, 2010+ ....................
September 2010 .............................
August 5-9, 2010 ............................
May 20-23, 2010 ............................
May 6-11, 2010 ..............................
March 2010 ....................................
January 10-14, 2010 ......................
December 2009 ..............................
High
January 2000..................................
Low
July 2006 ........................................
1

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't
Know
Name/
Not Sure

14
15
12
11
10
16
15
16
13
12
9
12
12
12
12
11
13
13
14
10
10
15
14
13
14
18
17
21
21
21
19
17
14
17
15
15
15
12
11
13
15
12
15
9
14
16
14
15
11
15
11
9
11
10

26
24
25
27
28
24
26
25
25
26
26
25
26
24
25
25
25
23
21
27
26
22
25
27
25
23
27
23
21
21
23
23
23
22
23
23
25
25
22
25
26
26
24
28
26
23
24
22
22
26
26
28
27
25

16
19
19
20
20
21
18
23
22
24
24
22
20
19
20
22
21
24
25
22
19
21
18
22
22
22
17
19
17
17
16
20
25
19
24
23
22
19
21
21
22
22
25
20
18
17
16
20
22
18
19
19
20
19

18
19
18
19
19
17
17
16
18
17
18
17
20
20
20
20
18
19
18
20
20
18
20
20
19
17
19
16
17
17
17
17
18
21
18
21
18
20
19
19
18
18
19
18
18
19
19
20
18
18
18
19
18
19

25
22
25
22
22
21
22
19
20
19
20
22
21
23
23
22
22
18
20
20
24
22
20
18
18
19
19
19
23
22
23
23
19
19
18
18
19
22
25
20
17
21
16
23
23
23
26
22
26
22
24
24
23
26

1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
3
2
1
2
1
1
3
2
1
1
2
3
2
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1

20

30

23

15

10

2

7

25

27

22

17

2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q5 (cont'd)
The Republican Party
August 2016+ .................................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
February 2016+ ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
April 2015 .......................................
January 2015..................................
December 2014 ..............................
November 2014 ..............................
Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2014+ .................
October 8-12, 2014+ ......................
September 2014+ ...........................
June 2014.......................................
April 2014 .......................................
March 2014 ....................................
January 2014..................................
December 2013 ..............................
October 25-28, 2013 ......................
October 7-9, 2013 ..........................
September 2013 .............................
May 30-June 2, 2013 ......................
February 2013 ................................
December 2012 ..............................
October 2012+................................
September 26-30, 2012+................
August 2012+ .................................
July 2012+ ......................................
May 2012........................................
March 2012 ....................................
January 2012..................................
November 2011 ..............................
October 2011..................................
August 2011 ...................................
May 2011........................................
April 2011 .......................................
January 2011..................................
December 2010 ..............................
November 2010 ..............................
October 28-30, 2010+ ....................
October 14-18, 2010+ ....................
September 2010 .............................
August 5-9, 2010 ............................
June 2010.......................................
March 2010 ....................................
January 23-25, 2010 ......................
January 10-14, 2010 ......................
December 2009 ..............................
June 2009.......................................
April 2009 .......................................
February 2009 ................................
High
December 2001 ..............................
Low
October 25-28, 2013 ......................
1

Study #16579 -- page 6
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Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

19
21
21
19
20
23
22
21
21
22
19
23
23
22
21
22
23
19
20
19
20
16
17
21
24
21
21
21
24
24
23
23
24
23
21
22
24
24
24
27
27
23
22
23
23
18
24
25
25
23
23
19
22
19

22
21
23
25
21
21
26
24
26
26
27
24
23
23
21
26
24
29
27
28
22
24
21
27
26
24
23
20
18
18
22
23
23
24
23
21
21
22
24
24
23
24
24
25
25
28
26
24
27
27
27
29
25
24

25
24
25
24
23
23
20
21
22
20
23
22
18
23
25
20
22
22
21
22
26
23
24
23
18
20
18
18
18
16
18
19
19
19
18
18
23
21
22
21
17
20
18
19
21
24
23
20
18
24
24
23
22
25

26
27
23
24
28
23
24
24
22
23
23
23
25
24
25
21
23
22
24
25
25
30
29
21
23
26
27
25
25
29
25
24
24
25
26
26
23
23
22
19
20
19
23
23
22
22
19
23
20
18
19
21
22
22

1
1
2
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
3
2
1
2
1
2
2
3
1
2
1
2
2
2
3
1
2
2
2
3

21

36

18

13

9

3

6

16

24

23

30

1

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

8
6
7
5
7
10
7
8
7
8
6
7
9
7
6
9
6
6
7
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
15
14
12
11
9
8
8
9
11
8
8
7
7
11
11
12
8
8
6
6
6
7
7
5
6
7
7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q5 (cont'd)

Study #16579 -- page 7
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Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

13

28

12

13

24

10

16

31

10

9

25

16

6

18

6

4

50

10

12

42

15

12

9

Chelsea Clinton
August 2016+*....................................

16

16

38

10

10

10

Ted Cruz
August 2016+*....................................
April 2016+ .........................................
March 2016+ ......................................
February 2016+ ................................
January 2016+ ...................................
December 2015 ................................
October 25-29, 2015 ..........................
October 15-18, 2015 ..........................
July 2015 ............................................
April 2015 ...........................................
November 2014 ................................
October 25-28, 2013 ..........................
October 7-9, 2013 ..............................
May 30-June 2, 2013..........................

6
9
10
8
11
9
8
7
7
5
5
9
7
4

16
17
17
20
20
16
15
14
12
12
11
10
7
6

20
21
23
20
22
24
22
23
24
24
18
16
13
13

23
19
17
15
14
12
13
12
12
13
8
8
8
4

30
30
28
28
21
23
20
22
19
19
18
22
20
8

5
4
5
9
12
16
22
22
26
27
40
35
44
65

Michelle Obama
August 2016+** ................................
July 2012+ ........................................
April 2012 .........................................
November 2011 ................................
December 2010 ................................
August 5-9, 2010 ..............................
January 10-14, 2010 ........................
April 2009 .........................................
February 2009 ..................................
December 2008 ................................
September 6-8, 2008+ .....................
August 2008+ ...................................
July 2008+ ........................................
March 2008+ ....................................

43
41
36
33
33
33
35
43
43
31
21
19
17
14

13
13
18
18
19
17
20
21
20
23
19
19
17
18

16
19
23
26
25
28
29
22
24
24
23
28
27
32

11
9
7
9
11
9
7
6
5
7
11
11
13
9

16
17
13
12
10
10
7
5
3
8
20
18
18
11

1
1
3
2
2
3
2
3
5
7
6
5
8
16

Mike Pence
August 2016+ .................................

Tim Kaine
August 2016+ .....................................
Khizr Khan
August 2016+2 ....................................
Melania Trump
August 2016+*....................................

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

10

Asked August 1-3 only, N=528.
* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
2

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q5 (cont'd)
Bill Clinton
August 2016+** ..............................
July 2016+ ......................................
April 2016+ .....................................
February 2016+ ..............................
January 2016+................................
March 2015 ....................................
September 2014+ ...........................
March 2014 ....................................
September 2013 .............................
December 2012 ..............................
August 2012+ .................................
August 2011 ...................................
September 2010 .............................
January 2009..................................
December 2008 .............................
August 2008+ .................................
June 2008+ ....................................
March 24-25, 2008+ .......................
January 2008..................................
November 2007 ..............................
March 2007 ....................................
April 2006 .......................................
June 2004+ ....................................
January 2002..................................
June 2001.......................................
January 2001..................................
High
January 1993..................................
Low
March 2001 ....................................
1

Ivanka Trump
August 2016+** ..............................

Bernie Sanders
August 2016+** ..............................
July 2016+ ......................................
June 2016+ ....................................
May 2016+ .....................................
April 2016+ .....................................
March 2016+ ..................................
February 2016+ ..............................
January 2016+................................
December 2015 ..............................
October 25-29, 2015 ......................
October 15-18, 2015 ......................
September 2015 .............................
July 2015 ........................................
June 2015.......................................

Study #16579 -- page 8
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Neutral

Somewhat
Negative

Very
Negative

Don't Know
Name/
Not Sure

23
21
23
25
22
29
27
28
23
21
23
25
26
27
26
25
24
22
23
23
21
23
22
19
21
24

17
21
23
20
19
18
22
20
17
16
18
21
21
16
21
16
17
15
14
13
16
16
16
13
15
11

17
18
17
14
15
15
12
14
14
16
13
11
13
14
12
19
17
18
11
14
14
12
14
13
15
12

21
24
18
18
21
11
9
10
12
8
10
11
10
17
17
20
25
25
27
25
21
21
27
36
31
21

1
1
1
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
-

33

31

15

9

7

5

17

17

13

14

38

1

15

14

39

11

13

8

26
22
19
20
21
20
20
18
18
15
16
15
10
8

25
23
24
23
24
23
22
20
18
19
22
17
14
8

17
20
20
18
16
18
17
20
19
22
19
23
20
22

12
14
14
15
14
13
12
12
13
9
11
9
10
6

17
18
20
21
22
23
23
19
18
19
16
13
9
7

3
3
3
3
3
3
6
11
14
16
16
23
37
49

Very
Positive

Somewhat
Positive

21
16
18
22
23
27
29
27
31
39
34
32
29
25
23
20
16
20
24
25
27
27
20
17
18
32

** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.
1
The historical trend data for this item does not include every survey in which this item has been asked.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 9
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

SUMMARY TABLE OF IMAGES – BY D/S (POSITIVE – NEGATIVE)
TOTAL
TOTAL
POSITIVE
NEGATIVE
Michelle Obama ...................................................... 56
27
Bernie Sanders ....................................................... 51
29
Chelsea Clinton ...................................................... 32
20
Khizr Khan .............................................................. 22
10
Barack Obama ........................................................ 50
40
Tim Kaine................................................................ 26
19
Bill Clinton ............................................................... 44
38
Ivanka Trump .......................................................... 29
24
Mike Pence ............................................................. 23
25
The Democratic Party ............................................. 40
43
Melania Trump ........................................................ 22
27
Hillary Clinton .......................................................... 37
53
The Republican Party ............................................. 27
51
Ted Cruz ................................................................
22
53
Donald Trump ......................................................... 28
61

D/S
29
22
12
12
10
7
6
5
-2
-3
-5
-16
-24
-31
-33

I’d like to ask you some questions about the November 2016 presidential election…
Q6
If the next election for president were held today, with (ROTATE) … Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the
Republican candidates, and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine as the Democratic candidates, for whom would you
vote? +
THIS NUMBER SHOULD BE REPORTED AS THE OFFICIAL
NBC/WSJ POLL PRESIDENTIAL BALLOT TEST
Donald Trump and Mike Pence ...................................... 38
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine ......................................... 47
Depends (VOL) ............................................................
Neither (VOL) ............................................................... 8
Other (VOL) .................................................................. 3
Not sure ........................................................................ 4
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Trial Heat Trend Data

10/257/16+ 6/16+ 5/16+ 4/16+ 3/16+ 2/16+ 1/16+ 12/15+ 29/15+ 9/15+
Donald Trump ................... 41
41
43
39
38
40
41
40
42
39
Hillary Clinton .................... 46
46
46
50
51
50
51
50
50
49
Depends (VOL) .............. Neither (VOL) ................. 8
9
10
9
9
9
9
6
8
6
Other (VOL) ................... 1
2
Not sure ......................... 4
2
2
2
2
1
2
2
2
2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q7

And, if the next election for president were held today, with (ROTATE TOP TWO:) Donald Trump as the
Republican candidate, Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate, Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate,
and Jill Stein the Green Party candidate for whom would you vote?
Donald Trump ................................
Hillary Clinton ................................
Gary Johnson................................
Jill Stein..........................................
Depends (VOL) ...........................
None/Other (VOL) .......................
Not sure ......................................

8/16+
34
43
10
5
1
3
4

7/16+
35
41
11
6
1
2
4

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q8-16 have been held for later release

6/16+
38
39
10
6
3
4

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
Q17

Study #16579 -- page 10
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I'd like you to compare Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on a few issues. For each one, please tell me
whether you think that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump would be better on that issue. If you think that both
would be equally good or that neither would be good on a particular item, just say so. Who do you think
would be better when it comes to (READ ITEM. RANDOMIZE) -- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or do you
think that both would be equally good or neither would be good? (RANDOMIZE)

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY DONALD TRUMP BETTER
Donald
Hillary
Both Would
Neither
Trump
Clinton
Be Equally
Would Be
Depends
Better
Better
Good
Good
(VOL)
Changing business as usual in Washington
August 2016+**...................................................
48
26
4
20
June 2016+ .........................................................
53
23
2
21
May 2016+ .........................................................
55
22
3
19
Dealing with the economy

August 2016+ .....................................................
June 2016+ .........................................................
May 2016+ ..........................................................

Not
Sure
2
1
1

46
47
47

42
37
36

3
3
6

8
12
10

-

1
1
1

44

36

5

13

-

2

43
44

44
39

2
3

10
13

-

1
1

41
45
46

39
37
32

10
7
12

9
9
10

-

1
2
-

39
42

49
45

1
2

10
11

-

1
-

36

42

2

17

1

2

Being a good commander-in-chief
August 2016+* ....................................................
35
June 2016+ .............................................................. 32
May 2016+ .............................................................. 33

46
44
43

3
3
4

15
21
19

-

1
1

33

47

3

16

-

1

August 2016+ .....................................................
33
June 2016+ .............................................................. 34

51
48

5
5

10
13

-

1
-

Dealing with crime

August 2016+* ....................................................

Terrorism and homeland security

August 2016+ .....................................................
June 2016+ .........................................................

Standing up for America

August 2016+**...................................................
June 2016+ .........................................................
May 2016+ ..........................................................

Dealing with immigration
August 2016+ .....................................................
May 2016+ ...........................................................
Changing the country for the better
August 2016+ .....................................................

Improving America’s standing in the world

August 2016+* ....................................................

Having the ability to handle a crisis

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 11
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

THIS TABLE HAS BEEN RANKED BY THE PERCENTAGE WHO SAY DONALD TRUMP BETTER
Donald
Hillary
Both Would
Neither
Trump
Clinton
Be Equally
Would Be
Depends
Better
Better
Good
Good
(VOL)
Caring about people like me
August 2016+ .....................................................

Not
Sure

29

45

4

20

-

2

August 2016+**........................................................ 29
June 2016+ .............................................................. 30
May 2016+ ............................................................... 29

55
54
56

2
1
4

12
14
11

-

2
1
-

28
19

48
41

4
7

19
33

-

1
1

26
26
26

43
40
36

3
2
5

27
31
31

-

1
1
2

Handling foreign policy

Dealing with the racial problems between
police and African Americans

August 2016+**...................................................
July 2016+ ............................................................

Having the ability to unite the country

August 2016+* ....................................................
June 2016+ ...........................................................
May 2016+ ............................................................

* Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM A).
** Asked of one-half the respondents (FORM B).
+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

Q18-20 have been held for later release

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016

Study #16579 -- page 12
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

Now I am going to ask you a few questions for statistical purposes only.
QF1b/c A lot of people are unable to get out and vote for many reasons. Did you happen to vote in the November
2012 election for president? (IF “YES,” ASK:) For whom did you vote––Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, or
someone else? +
Voted for Barack Obama ...............................
Voted for Mitt Romney ...................................
Voted for someone else .................................
Not sure .........................................................
No, Did Not Vote ............................................
Not sure .......................................................

46
31
7
1
13
2

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF3

What is the last grade that you completed in school? (DO NOT READ CHOICES.) +
Grade school ...........................................................
Some high school ....................................................
High school graduate ..............................................
Some college, no degree.........................................
Vocational training/School ......................................
2-year college degree ..............................................
4-year college/bachelor's degree.............................
Some postgraduate work, no degree ......................
2-3 years postgraduate work/master's degree.........
Doctoral/law degree ................................................
Not sure/refused ....................................................

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

3
25
18
2
12
21
3
12
4
-

HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES/PUBLIC OPINION STRATEGIES
August 2016
QF4

Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, or something
else? (IF "DEMOCRAT" OR "REPUBLICAN," ASK:) Would you call yourself a strong (Democrat/Republican)
or not a very strong (Democrat/Republican)? (IF "NOT SURE," CODE AS "NOT VERY STRONG
DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN.") (IF "INDEPENDENT," ASK:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the
Republican Party, closer to the Democratic Party, or do you think of yourself as strictly independent? (IF
"NOT SURE," CODE AS "STRICTLY INDEPENDENT.") +
Strong Democrat ...............................
Not very strong Democrat .................
Independent/lean Democrat ..............
Strictly Independent...........................
Independent/lean Republican ............
Not very strong Republican ...............
Strong Republican .............................
Other (VOL).....................................
Not sure...........................................

+ Results shown reflect responses among
registered voters.

QF5

Study #16579 -- page 13
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey

25
8
11
13
9
8
19
4
3

Thinking about your general approach to issues, do you consider yourself to be liberal, moderate, or
conservative? (IF "LIBERAL" OR "CONSERVATIVE," ASK:) Do you consider yourself to be very
(liberal/conservative) or somewhat (liberal/conservative)? +
Very liberal .........................................................
Somewhat liberal ...............................................
Moderate ............................................................
Somewhat conservative .....................................
Very conservative ..............................................
Not sure ...........................................................

10
17
36
18
16
3

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF7

Are you married, widowed, separated, divorced, single and never been married, or are you unmarried and
living with a partner? +
Married .............................................................
Widowed ...........................................................
Separated ........................................................
Divorced ...........................................................
Single/never been married ................................
Unmarried and living with a partner ..................
Refused ..........................................................

54
6
1
10
22
7
-

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

QF8

If you added together the yearly income of all the members of your family who were living at home last year,
would the total be less than ten thousand dollars, between ten thousand dollars and twenty thousand
dollars, between twenty thousand dollars and thirty thousand dollars, between thirty thousand dollars and
forty thousand dollars, between forty thousand dollars and fifty thousand dollars, between fifty thousand
dollars and seventy-five thousand dollars, between seventy-five thousand dollars and one hundred thousand
dollars, or would the total be more than that? +
Less than $10,000 ...............................................
Between $10,000 and $20,000 ...........................
Between $20,000 and $30,000 ...........................
Between $30,000 and $40,000 ...........................
Between $40,000 and $50,000 ...........................
Between $50,000 and $75,000 ...........................
Between $75,000 and $100,000 .........................
More than $100,000 ............................................
Not sure/refused .................................................

4
7
10
8
10
15
14
25
7

+ Results shown reflect responses among registered voters.

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