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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.

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

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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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