CBS NEWS POLL

Three Weeks to Go: Clinton’s Lead Over Trump Widens
October 12-16, 2016
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 *
Total Reps Dems Inds
%
%
%
%
51
9
92
45
40
81
5
39
5
5
1
8
2
2
*
3
3
4
2
4

Sep16d
%
49
43
4
2
3

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

47
38
8
3
2
1
2

8
77
9
2
1
1
3

89
5
3
2
1
*
*

38
36
13
6
3
1
2

45
41
8
3
1
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

*********** LIKELY VOTERS ***********
Total
Clinton Vtrs
Trump Vtrs
%
%
%
90
94
93
9
5
6
1
1
1

89
11
*

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

*********** LIKELY VOTERS ***********
Total
Clinton Vtrs
Trump Vtrs
%
%
%
49
53
52
24
27
20
26
19
27
1
1
1

Sep16d
%
49
27
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

***** REGISTERED VOTERS *****
37
42
45
25
31
23
15
11
16
22
16
16
1
1
*

39
25
16
19
1

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
Don't know/No answer

Total
%
63
26
2
9

Rep
%
38
49
2
11

Dem
%
89
6
1
4

Ind
%
62
24
3
11

Sep16d
%
55
33
2
10

Q18. Compared to past presidential campaigns, do you think the campaign this year has been more positive, more
negative, or about the same as past campaigns?
More positive
More negative
About the same
Don't know/No answer

3
82
13
1

4
79
17
*

4
86
9
1

2
81
13
3

6
67
24
2

Q44.How much have you seen or heard about the recently released video recorded several years ago of Donald Trump
talking about making sexual advances towards women – a lot, some, or not much?

A lot
Some
Not much
Nothing at all
Don't know/No answer

* REGISTERED VOTERS *
Total Reps Dems Inds
%
%
%
%
63
56
72
62
22
28
17
22
13
15
9
14
2
1
1
2
*
*
*
*

Q45.Do Donald Trump’s comments on the recently released video make you think better of Donald Trump, worse of
Donald Trump, or don’t they change your view of Donald Trump?
Better
Worse
Doesn't change
Don't know/No answer

2
40
56
2

3
21
74
2

*
59
38
2

1
40
56
3

Q50. How much have you heard or read about the recently released excerpts of what are reported to be Hillary Clinton’s
paid speeches to Wall Street firms – a lot, some, or not much?
A lot
Some
Not much
Nothing at all
Don't know/No answer

21
30
45
4
1

24
28
44
4
*

20
33
45
2
1

19
31
45
5
1

Q51. From what you’ve heard or read, do the recently released excerpts of Hillary Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street
firms make you think better of Hillary Clinton, worse of Hillary Clinton, or doesn’t it change your view of Hillary Clinton?
Better
Worse
No change
Don't know/No answer

2
24
68
5

*
40
54
6

4
9
83
4

2
25
66
6

Unweighted
1,411

Weighted

Total Respondents
Total Registered Voters

1,189

1,092

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

381
401
407

353
366
373
254
282
242