CBS NEWS POLL

Clinton Leads Trump in November Match-Up, but Voters Have Unfavorable Views of Both
April 8-12, 2016
Q1-Q12 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q13. 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
%
%
%
%
57
60
61
51
31
29
28
35
9
7
8
10
2
3
2
3
1
1
*
1

Mar16d
%
57
31
9
3
*

Q14-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
Have not heard enough
Don't know/No answer

25
63
10
2
1

49
36
14
1
1

6
86
5
2
1

21
65
11
2
1

Mar16d
24
57
16
3
*

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

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

22
48
18
11
1

40
32
22
5
1

9
61
17
12
1

18
51
14
15
1

Nov13c
15
20
15
50
*

Q26. Is your opinion of John Kasich favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about John Kasich
yet to have an opinion?

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

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
26
32
21
26
21
23
22
18
17
18
15
18
35
26
41
37
1
1
2
1

Q27. 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
Have not heard enough
Don't know/No answer

31
54
12
2
1

3
86
9
1
1

65
20
14
2
*

26
57
14
3
*

Mar16d
%
31
52
13
3
*

Q28. Is your opinion of Bernie Sanders favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Bernie
Sanders yet to have an opinion?
Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Have not heard enough
Don't know/No answer

39
34
18
7
1

14
60
17
7
1

62
12
17
8
1

42
31
20
7
*

Q29-Q64 RELEASED SEPARATELY
Q65. 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 (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Depends (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
50
11
88
51
40
82
8
33
1
*
1
2
6
7
2
9
*
*
1
2
1
2
4

Mar16d
%
50
40
1
6
1
3

Q66. 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

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
45
4
85
44
42
82
10
36
1
1
1
2
8
10
3
11
*
1
3
3
1
6

Mar16d
%
47
44
1
5
1
3

Q67. 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

41
47
1
7
*
5

4
83
2
9
2

81
13
1
2
4

36
45
2
9
1
8

43
47
*
4
1
3

Q68. 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
36
1
5
1
3

15
76
*
6
1
2

88
6
1
2
1
2

55
29
2
7
*
6

53
38
*
5
*
3

Q69. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Bernie Sanders, the Democrat, and
Ted Cruz, the Republican, would you vote for Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz?
Bernie Sanders
Ted Cruz
Other (Vol.)
Won't vote (Vol.)
Depends (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

50
38
1
7
*
4

9
78
1
9
4

86
6
1
4
2

52
32
1
7
1
6

Q70. If the 2016 presidential election were being held today and the candidates were Bernie Sanders, the Democrat, and
John Kasich, the Republican, would you vote for Bernie Sanders or John Kasich?

Bernie Sanders
John Kasich
Other
Won't vote (Vol.)
Depends (Vol.)
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
46
10
82
44
41
76
10
38
1
1
1
2
7
9
4
8
*
1
5
4
4
7

Q71. What one thing do you like most about Donald Trump?

Outspoken/bold
Honest/trustworthy
Successful businessman
Not beholden to special interests
His characteristics (general)
Not a politician/outsider
Tough/has guts/strong leader
Stand on immigration/build a wall
View for economy/very experienced
Entertaining
Physical attributes
Nothing
Other
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Favorable View of Trump
%
%
15
27
7
15
5
5
4
9
4
5
3
8
3
6
2
5
2
4
2
-2
-35
-14
15
2
1

Q72. What one thing do you dislike most about Donald Trump?
** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Unfavorable View of Trump
%
%
Doesn't think before speaks/big mouth 19
14
Arrogant/haughty/narcissist/ego
11
14
Racists/anti-immigrant comments
9
14
Brash/impetuous/impulsive/abrasive
4
3
Hateful comments/goes too far
4
5
His characteristics
4
4
Liar/not trustworthy/fake/phony
3
5
No political background
3
4
Disrespectful/impolite/offensive
3
3
No specific policies/vague
3
3
Sexist/comments made about women 3
3
Unpresidential/lacks diplomacy
3
2
Doesn't represent my views
2
3
Dislike him (general)
2
3
Thinks race for president is a joke
2
2
Loose cannon/lack of self-control
2
2
Ignorance
2
2
Physical attributes
2
1
Nothing
6
2
Other
11
9
Don't know/No answer
2
2
Q73.What one thing do you like most about Hillary Clinton?

Experience/right experience
Woman running for president
Her characteristics (general)
Smart/intelligent/educated
Courageous/strong/forceful
She cares about people
Has specific ideas/policies
Married to Bill Clinton
Honest/trustworthy
Physical attributes
Her foreign policy
Her dedication/hard work
Other
Nothing
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Favorable View of Clinton
%
%
20
42
4
4
4
7
3
6
2
1
2
5
2
3
2
3
2
4
2
*
2
3
2
2
13
16
34
2
6
2

Q74. What one thing do you dislike most about Hillary Clinton?

Dishonest/liar/corrupt
Her characteristics (general)
Her stand on political issues/views
Benghazi controversy
Email controversy/scandal
Changes stance/lack of commitment
Political establishment
Married to Bill Clinton
Self-serving
Other
Nothing
Don't know/No answer

** REGISTERED VOTERS **
Total Unfavorable View of Clinton
%
%
36
58
6
4
4
6
3
4
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
2
2
2
19
16
14
2
6
1

Total Respondents

UNWEIGHTED WEIGHTED
1,320

Total Registered Voters

1,098

1,034

354
374
370

333
348
352

Registered Voters -Republicans
Registered Voters-Democrats
Registered Voters- Independents

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