10/28/15, "Americans Believe "The Donald" Would Trump the Competition When it Comes to the U.S. Job Market," Harris Poll, theharrispoll.com, Larry Shannon
"When asked (in open-ended questioning) which presidential candidate they think would best improve the U.S. job market, Donald Trump is the top response (26%), followed by Hillary Clinton (20%) and more distantly by Bernie Sanders (12%). No other candidates are mentioned by more than 3% of U.S. adults....
- Trump is the dominant figure among Republicans, with 47% naming him as the candidate who will best improve the job market. Carson is far behind at 7%. Trump also leads among Independents (26%), albeit not in quite as decisive a manner; Sanders (14%) is second among this group, narrowly ahead of Clinton (13%). Clinton leads among Democrats (to the tune of 40%), followed by Sanders (17%) and Trump (13%).
- Looking across generations, Trump (19% Millennials, 29% Gen X, 30% Baby Boomers and 31% Matures) is the frontrunner on this issue across all generations except Millennials, among whom he shares the top spot with Clinton (19%, 17%, 23% and 23%).
- While women (28%) and men (25%) show a similar likelihood to name Trump, women are more likely than men to point to Clinton (23% vs. 17%) while men are nearly twice as likely as women to look to Sanders (15% vs. 8%).
This Harris Poll was conducted online within the United States between October 14 and 19, 2015 among 2,225 adults (aged 18 and over). Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.
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