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CBS NEWS POLL

After the First Debate, Clinton Edges Ahead of Trump
September 28-October 2, 2016
Q1. How much attention have you been able to pay to the 2016 Presidential campaign -- a lot, some, not much, or no
attention so far?

A lot
Some
Not much
No attention so far
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
68
71
68
67
23
22
21
25
6
6
6
6
2
*
4
2
1
1
1
*

Sep16a
%
61
26
8
4
1

Q2. How likely is it that you will vote in the 2016 election for President this November -- would you say you will
definitely vote, probably vote, probably not vote, or definitely not vote in the election for President?
Definitely vote
Probably vote
Probably not vote
Definitely not vote
Already Voted (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

85
9
3
2
*
1

87
9
2
1
*

90
7
2
2
-

79
12
4
3
1
1

83
11
3
2
-1

q3/4. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton for President and
Tim Kaine for Vice President, the Democrats, and Donald Trump for President and Mike Pence for Vice President, the
Republicans, would you vote for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine or Donald Trump and Mike Pence?
IF DEPENDS OR DON’T KNOW: Well as of today, do you lean more toward Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine or more toward
Donald Trump and Mike Pence?

Clinton and Kaine
Trump and Pence
Other (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

**** LIKELY VOTERS INCLUDING LEANERS****
49
7
91
41
43
88
5
43
4
3
2
8
2
1
1
3
3
2
2
5

46
44
5
2
2

q6/7. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton, the Democrat,
Donald Trump, the Republican, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, and Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, would you vote
for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson or Jill Stein?
IF DEPENDS OR DON’T KNOW: Well as of today, do you lean more toward Hillary Clinton, or more toward Donald
Trump, or more toward Gary Johnson, or more toward Jill Stein?

Clinton
Trump
Johnson
Stein
Other (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

**** LIKELY VOTERS INCLUDING LEANERS****
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
45
6
86
35
41
84
5
39
8
7
4
13
3
*
2
6
1
*
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
4

Sep16a
%
42
42
8
4
1
*
2

Q8. Is your mind made up or do you think you might change your mind before the election?

Mind made up
Might change mind
Don't know/No answer

Total
%
89
11
*

Clinton Vtrs
%
93
7
1

Trump Vtrs
%
92
7
1

Q9. Would you describe your support for (Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump) as strongly favoring (Hillary Clinton/Donald
Trump), or do you like (Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump) but with reservations, or do you support (Hillary Clinton/Donald
Trump) because you dislike the other candidates?

Strongly favor
Like, but with reservations
Dislike other candidate
Don't know/No answer

Total
%
49
27
23
1

Clinton Vtrs
%
55
25
18
1

Trump Vtrs
%
47
28
23
1

Q10. Thinking about the 2016 presidential election, overall, would you say you are very enthusiastic, somewhat
enthusiastic, not too enthusiastic, or not enthusiastic at all about voting?

Very enthusiastic
Somewhat enthusiastic
Not too enthusiastic
Not enthusiastic at all
Don't know/No answer

Total
%
39
25
16
19
1

Clinton Vtrs
%
46
29
13
12
1

Trump Vtrs
%
46
25
16
13
*

Sep16a
%
36
26
19
17
2

Q11. Regardless of how you intend to vote for President in 2016, who do you expect to finally win the 2016 presidential
election – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Depends (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
55
24
85
51
33
63
7
34
2
3
1
3
10
10
7
12

Jun16b
%
51
35
2
15

Q12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?

Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
55
17
86
51
38
77
8
40
7
6
6
9

Jul16a
%
53
41
5

Q13. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty
seriously gotten off on the wrong track?
Right direction
Wrong track
Don't know/No answer

35
60
5

11
88
2

62
31
7

27
67
6

26
69
5

Q14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling foreign policy?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

43
45
13

12
81
7

74
15
11

35
48
17

42
49
9

Q15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the economy?
Approve
Disapprove
Don't know/No answer

52
42
6

17
79
4

82
13
5

48
44
8

50
45
5

Q16. How would you rate the condition of the national economy these days? Is it very good, fairly good, fairly bad, or
very bad?
Very good
Fairly good
Fairly bad
Very bad
Don't know/No answer

7
49
25
17
2

3
31
36
29
1

13
68
12
5
2

5
45
28
20
2

4
45
32
18
1

Q17. Do you think the economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

Better
Worse
Same
Don't know/No answer

** TOTAL RESPONDENTS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
29
7
52
24
25
39
9
30
45
52
38
45
1
2
1
1

Jul16a
%
24
30
45
1

Q18. 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
%
%
%
%
32
70
4
28
55
19
87
54
9
11
3
13
3
*
5
3
1
1
1
2

Sep16a
%
33
53
10
3
1

Q19. 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

39
49
8
3
1

6
89
4
*
1

76
11
7
4
1

28
55
11
3
2

35
52
10
1
1

Q20. In deciding who you would like to see elected President this year, which one of these candidate qualities will be
most important to you – cares about people like you, is honest and trustworthy, has the right experience, can bring
about needed change, is a strong leader, has the right temperament, or something else?
Cares about people like you
Is honest and trustworthy
Has the right experience
Can bring about needed change
Has the right temperament
Something else
Don't know/No answer

16
18
20
28
8
8
2

12
22
8
47
3
5
2

19
11
35
12
13
8
2

16
21
15
27
8
9
3

Q26. Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?

Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
36
6
69
27
60
93
24
68
5
1
7
5

Sep16a
%
33
63
4

Q27. How much do you think Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of women--a lot, some, not much, or
not at all?

A lot
Some
Not much
Not at all
Don't know/No answer

50
22
11
15
2

24
23
21
30
2

80
14
3
2
1

40
28
11
17
3

Q28. Do you think Hillary Clinton has the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president, or not?

Yes, has
No, does not have
Don't know/No answer

59
40
2

27
72
1

91
8
1

53
45
2

Sep16a
%
55
44
2

Q29. From what you know so far, do you think Hillary Clinton is prepared for the job of President, or not?

Is prepared
Is not prepared
Don't know/No answer

63
36
1

30
69
1

93
6
1

60
39
2

Jul16e
60
37
3

Q30. If she were elected President, do you think Hillary Clinton could bring about real change in the way things are done
in Washington, or couldn't she do that?

Could
Could not
Don't know/No answer

41
55
4

13
85
2

69
24
7

36
60
4

Sep16a
36
60
5

Q31. Do you think Hillary Clinton has a vision of where she wants to lead the country, or not?
IF YES, ASK: Do you agree with her vision for the country, or not?

Yes, agree with vision
Yes, don't agree with vision
No vision
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
45
9
82
37
30
50
9
35
20
39
4
21
5
1
5
7

Q33. Do you think Donald Trump is honest and trustworthy, or not?

Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

37
60
3

71
25
3

8
89
3

39
58
2

Sep16a
%
35
60
4

Q34. How much do you think Donald Trump cares about the needs and problems of women--a lot, some, not much, or
not at all?
A lot
Some
Not much
Not at all
Don't know/No answer

17
24
16
41
2

38
40
11
9
1

2
9
18
68
2

15
25
18
39
2

Q35. Do you think Donald Trump has the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president, or not?
Yes, has
No, does not have
Don't know/No answer

31
65
3

67
30
3

4
95
1

31
64
5

31
64
4

Q36. From what you know so far, do you think Donald Trump is prepared for the job of President, or not?

Is prepared
Is not prepared
Don't know/No answer

36
61
3

75
23
2

6
91
3

35
62
3

Jul16e
35
61
4

Q37. If he were elected President, do you think Donald Trump could bring about real change in the way things are done
in Washington, or couldn't he do that?

Could
Could not
Don't know/No answer

49
48
3

81
17
3

21
76
3

50
45
4

Sep16a
48
48
4

Q38. Do you think Donald Trump has a vision of where he wants to lead the country, or not?
IF YES, ASK: Do you agree with his vision for the country, or not?

Yes, agree with vision
Yes, don't agree with vision
No vision
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
40
78
8
42
21
8
31
22
35
11
59
31
3
3
2
5

Q40. Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the
following issues – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Which candidate would do a better job handling (INSERT ITEM)?
a.

The economy and jobs

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer
b.

Sep16a
%
43
51
1
3
2

The threat of ISIS

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer
c.

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
45
8
82
38
50
90
16
53
*
*
*
2
1
1
5
2
*
1
3

45
47
*
4
3

10
87
2
1

82
12
1
1
4

38
51
*
7
4

51
44
*
3
2

12
84
3
1

86
10
*
1
2

48
46
4
2

Immigration

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

51
43
*
3
3

Q40. Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate do you think would do a better job handling each of the
following issues – Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? Which candidate would do a better job handling (INSERT ITEM)?
d.

Foreign Policy

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer
e.

61
32
*
5
2

58
31
8
4

Jul16a
60
29
*
6
4

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
47
11
82
42
48
85
14
52
*
*
*
2
2
1
3
2
1
2
3

Jul16a
%
46
47
*
4
3

29
65
1
4
2

92
6
2
1

Trade with other countries

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer
g.

Sep16a
%
58
36
*
3
2

Race relations

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both (Vol.)
Neither (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer
f.

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
60
22
93
57
36
74
5
36
*
*
2
2
*
5
2
2
1
2

Reducing crime

Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump
Both
Neither
Don't know/No answer

44
47
1
5
3

10
86
*
2
1

78
15
1
3
3

38
47
1
10
4

Q41. If Hillary Clinton becomes president, which comes closest to how you would feel? 1.I would be disappointed, but
would get over it, and things in the country would just move on. or 2. I would be upset and seriously worry about what
would happen to this country.

Disappointed but would get over it
Upset and seriously worry
Don't know/No answer

** TRUMP VOTERS **
%
20
79
1

Q42. If Donald Trump becomes president, which comes closest to how you would feel? 1. I would be disappointed, but
would get over it, and things in the country would just move on. or 2. I would be upset and seriously worry about what
would happen to this country.

Disappointed but would get over it
Upset and seriously worry
Don't know/No answer

** CLINTON VOTERS **
18
81
*

Q47. Overall, would you say U.S. trade with other countries creates more jobs for the U.S., loses more jobs for the U.S.,
or does U.S. trade with other countries have no effect on U.S. jobs?

Creates jobs
Loses jobs
No effect
Don't know/No answer

*************** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***************
***** Likely Voters ******
Total
Reg. Vtrs
Clinton Vtrs
Trump Vtrs
%
%
%
%
30
31
40
28
45
47
31
61
14
12
17
5
11
10
12
7

Jul16a
%
22
57
14
7

Q48. Do you think race relations in the United States are generally good or generally bad?
Generally good
Generally bad
Don't know/No answer

32
64
4

30
67
3

32
64
4

29
70
1

26
69
5

Q51. Which comes closer to your opinion about Syrian refugees who want to come to the United States? 1. The U.S.
should allow refugees from Syria into the United States as long as they go through a security clearance process. OR 2.
The U.S. should not allow any refugees from Syria into the United States at this time.

Should allow
Should not allow
Don't know/No answer

61
37
3

61
36
2

83
14
3

38
62
1

Dec15a
49
47
3

Q52. Compared to four years ago, is your family's financial situation better today, worse today, or about the same?

Better today
Worse today
About the same
Don't know/No answer

*************** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***************
***** Likely Voters ******
Total
Reg. Vtrs
Clinton Vtrs
Trump Vtrs
%
%
%
%
32
31
50
13
22
23
10
36
44
45
39
51
1
1
1
1

Mar12a
%
20
37
43
0

Q53. Which comes closest to your view about ILLEGAL immigrants who are living in the U.S.? 1. They should be allowed
to stay in the U.S and eventually apply for citizenship, 2. They should be allowed to stay in the U.S. legally, but not be
allowed to apply for citizenship or 3. They should be required to leave the U.S.
Stay & apply for citizenship
Stay, but not be allowed to apply
Required to leave the US
Don't know/No answer

58
12
27
3

56
12
29
3

78
9
11
2

33
13
50
3

61
12
23
4

Q43. In general, do you think the quality of life for most black Americans is getting better, getting worse, or staying
about the same?
Getting better
Getting worse
Staying the same
Don't know/No answer

22
31
41
7

25
22
46
6

18
40
35
7

Q44. In general, do you think the quality of life for most white Americans is getting better, getting worse, or staying
about the same?
Getting better
Getting worse
Staying the same
Don't know/No answer

17
23
58
2

28
7
62
2

3
40
56
2

Q55. How would you say things are going for the U.S. in its fight against the militant group ISIS? Would you say things
are going very well, somewhat well, somewhat badly, or very badly?
Very well
Somewhat well
Somewhat badly
Very badly
Don't know/No answer

2
32
30
29
7

2
34
31
28
5

3
57
26
10
4

-10
34
54
1

2
25
32
35
7

Q56. Which do you think is more likely to produce a greater number of jobs for Americans? 1. Focusing more on
alternative energy such as solar and wind, or 2. Focusing more on increasing domestic production of fossil fuels such as
oil and gas?

Focusing more on alternative energy
Focusing more on fossil fuels
Neither/Other (vol.)
Both equally (vol.)
Don't know/No answer

*************** TOTAL RESPONDENTS ***************
***** Likely Voters ******
Total
Reg. Vtrs
Clinton Vtrs
Trump Vtrs
%
%
%
%
54
54
75
24
38
39
18
67
1
1
1
*
2
3
2
5
5
4
4
4

Q59. As you may know, cyber-attacks are attacks on computer systems using software and the internet. How serious a
threat do you think cyber-attacks are to computer systems in the United States? Would you say cyber-attacks are a very
serious threat, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not at all a serious threat?

Very serious
Somewhat serious
Not too serious
Not at all serious
Don't know/No answer

69
25
3
1
2

71
24
3
*
2

69
26
4
*
2

76
20
2
1
1

Jan15b
68
25
4
1
2

Q60. In general, do you think the United States is adequately prepared to deal with a major cyber-attack on computer
systems in this country, or not?

Prepared
Not prepared
Don't know/No answer

30
59
10

29
61
10

38
52
10

Unweighted
1,501

Weighted

Total Respondents
Total Registered Voters

1,217

1,119

374
415
428

325
399
395

Republican Registered Voters
Democratic Registered Voters
Independent Registered Voters
Republican likely voters
Democratic likely voters
Independent likely voters

251
293
261

18
74
8

Jan15b
29
62
9