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Updates: Trump Gains Ground in Overall Support and Support by Party Affiliation. Who Will Be President? Part 6

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As the election nears, we’re pulling fresh data to monitor any changes in our respondents’ support. The below graphs illustrate small changes, most in favor of the Trump.

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Gender, salary, job title, education, industry … all impact your politics. For our election coverage, PayScale surveyed 29,250 users between August 5, 2016 and September 19, 2016 to see how they’re casting their vote. We’ll update our election stats and infographics leading up to Nov. 8, and be sure to get out and vote!

Of the 29,250 respondents surveyed between August 5 and September 19, 38 percent reported being registered Democrats, 32 percent reported being registered Republicans, and 30 percent reported being Independent.

The below charts show overall nominee support as recorded most recently (September 19), and from our first data pull (August 25).

Interesting takeaways:

  • Trump has gained two percentage points among overall respondents, while Clinton has lost two percentage points among overall respondents. Trump now sits at 24 percent support, while Clinton sits at 31 percent support.
  • Trump has lost a percentage point among registered Democrats, and now sits at 3 percent; however, he’s gained two percentage points with independents, and now has 12 percent support.
  • Trump has gained two points among registered Republican respondents; he now sits at 67 percent support among this group.

The below charts show nominee support by party affiliation as recorded most recently (September 19), and from our first data pull (August 25).

Interesting takeaways:

  • Trump has gained two percentage points among Republican respondents, while Clinton has held steady among respondents who are registered Democrats. Trump now sits at 67 percent support among registered Republicans, while Clinton remains at 74 percent support among registered Democrats.
  • While more registered Democrats reported being undecided than previously — 14 percent in the September 19 results versus 13 percent in the August 25 results — fewer registered Republicans reported being undecided — 20 percent in the September 19 results versus 22 percent in the August 25 results.

The below charts show nominee support among independent voters as recorded most recently (September 19), and from our first data pull (August 25).

Interesting takeaways:

  • Trump has gained two percentage points among independent respondents, while Clinton has lost three percentage points among the same group. Trump now sits at 12 percent support among independent respondents, while Clinton sits at 23 percent support.
  • More independent respondents intend not to vote than in our past data pull; 9 percent as of September 19 compared to 7 percent as of August 25.
  • Despite these changes, independent voters are roughly twice as likely to support Clinton or a third-party candidate than Trump.

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