Opinion on whether the candidates for the 2016 U.S. election could handle the job as president

U.S. presidential election 2016: poll on candidates' readiness for the presidency This statistic shows the opinion of respondents on whether the candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, would be able to handle the job of president. As of September 26, 2016, 67 percent of respondents thought Hillary Clinton would be able to handle the job of President of the United States.
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Hillary ClintonDonald Trump
Could handle the job67%43%
Could not handle the job32%55%
No opinion2%2%
Hillary ClintonDonald Trump
Could handle the job67%43%
Could not handle the job32%55%
No opinion2%2%
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This statistic shows the opinion of respondents on whether the candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, would be able to handle the job of president. As of September 26, 2016, 67 percent of respondents thought Hillary Clinton would be able to handle the job of President of the United States.
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Release date
September 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
September 26, 2016
Number of respondents
521 respondents
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
registered voters
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Based on what Hillary Clinton/Donald Trump said and did in tonight’s debate, do you think [they] would be able to handle the job of president if [they are] elected?"

26% of respondents identified as Republicans, 41% identified as Democrats, 33% identified as Independents

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