Hilary Clinton seems to have major problems with Independent voters. “Feelings” rating are lower than Trump among (both male and female) independent voters. 

This analysis uses data from American National Election Studies (ANES 2016 Pilot Release). Data collection was conducted between January 22 and January 28, 2016. The sample consisted of 1,200 individuals who were part of an opt-in internet panel and who completed the 32 minute (median) questionnaire online. For more information visit http://www.electionstudies.org/

Please look at the graphic below. We’d like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who are in the news these days. We’ll show the name of a person or group and we’d like you to rate that person or group using something we call the feeling thermometer. Ratings between 50 degrees and 100 degrees mean that you feel favorable and warm toward the person. Ratings between 0 degrees and 50 degrees mean that you don’t feel favorable toward the person and that you don’t care too much for that person. You would rate the person at the 50 degree mark if you don’t feel particularly warm or cold toward the person. If we come to a person whose name you don’t recognize, you don’t need to rate that person. Just click Next and we’ll move on to the next one. Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 7.57.34 PM

Explore differences by demographics in the graph. Most patterns are expected but magnitude of difference in many cases are interesting.

Analysis by Demographics

2016 Election: Feelings Thermometer