Nationally Recognized Hampton University Center For Public Policy

(CPP) Releases New Presidential Poll
Hampton, Va - Recognized by The Washington Post for its 100 percent accuracy, the Hampton
University Center For Public Policy (CPP) releases a new enlightening poll. If the presidential
election were held today it would be a statistical dead heat. That was the clear result of the
August CPP polling of registered Virginia voters.
With only 67 days left before Americans head to the polls for the November 8th Presidential
Election neither candidate has a lead on the other and both candidates are carrying relatively high
unfavorable ratings. Not much has changed for the White House hopefuls. Democratic nominee
Hilary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump remain in the same virtual tie that CPP
polled in July. The poll questioned 801 Virginia voters who said they were likely to vote. When
asked for whom would they vote, 43% chose Democrat Hillary Clinton, and 41% indicated that
they would vote for Republican Donald Trump.
Q4. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote:
The Democratic ticket of
Hillary Clinton & Tim Kaine

43%

The Republican ticket of
41%
Donald Trump & Mike Pence
Don’t Know/Refused

16%

TOTAL

100%

Both candidates for President continue to struggle with high unfavorable ratings (Trump 55%,
Clinton-54%), while their picks for Vice-President both share high favorable ratings (Kaine 50%,
Pence – 39%) among Virginians over relatively lower unfavorable ratings (Kaine 40%, Pence
32%).

Q10 & Q11. Do you believe Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump is trustworthy or not?

Februar July
y

(D)ClintonAugust 2016

Februar July
y

(R)TrumpAugust 2016

Trustworthy

42%

32.1
%

35%

28.5%

36.7% 40%

Not

56%

64.4
%

61%

67.5%

58.1% 56%

Don’t Know/
Refused

2%

3.5%

3%

4%

5.2%

4%

The economy and jobs remain a number one concern and 52% of Virginians surveyed want the
next president to make that issue a priority.
Q5. Please tell me which one issue on this
list should be the top priority of the next
President of the United States, no matter
who it is.

February
2016

July
2016

August
2016

Working to improve the Economy and
create jobs

47.8%

42.1%

52%

Terrorism

17%

23.9%

18%

Healthcare

15%

9.8%

16%

Size of Government

8.8%

9%

5%

Immigration

7.6%

9.5%

4%

Don’t Know/Refused

3.8%

5.7%

4%

The Hampton University Center for Public Policy (CPP) poll was conducted from August 24-28,
2016 and included 801 registered voters who said they were “likely” to vote on November 8,
2016 in the Virginia General Election.
The HU Center for Public Policy is an objective, non-partisan source for information and
solutions on a variety of topics. Along with HU’s mission of education and service, the Center
for Public Policy stands to serve as the pulse of the people of Virginia. For top line results, the
executive summary and more information on the Hampton University Center for Public Policy
call 757-727-5426 or visit www.hamptonu.edu/cpp.