Among Republican and Republican-leaning likely voters, 45 percent said they might not accept the election as legitimate if their candidate doesn't win, including 18 percent who said they would definitely not accept the outcome. A majority of Republicans—53 percent—said they would accept the results of the election if their candidate loses.
An overwhelming majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters—82 percent—said they would definitely or probably accept the election.
Hillary Clinton won the third and final debate of the 2016 Presidential Election cycle by a 9-point margin over Donald Trump, according to likely voters who watched or followed coverage of Wednesday's face-off. A 46 percent plurality said Clinton won the debate, while 37 percent said Trump won. Another 17 percent said that neither candidate won the debate. Clinton's final victory over the Republican nominee marks a decisive sweep of all three debates.
As of October 21, 2016, nearly 4.4 million votes have been cast nationwide. In 12 crucial battleground states, nearly 3 million votes have been cast.
As of October 19, more Democratic-affiliated voters have cast early ballots in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. In Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada and Pennsylvania, more Republican-affiliated voters have cast ballots so far.
In Florida, an equal proportion of Democratic-affiliated and Republican-affiliated voters have cast early ballots
As of October 19, over 2.5 million early votes have been cast nationwide. Among twelve battleground states, over 1.5 million voters have already cast ballots in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Gender issues have been at the forefront of the campaign this election cycle and after a particularly tumultuous week, it is interesting to see how wide the persistent gender gap has become.
According to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll, Hillary Clinton currently enjoys an 18-point margin over Trump among likely women voters overall. Trump leads Clinton among likely men voters by 7 points.
The Democratic candidate leads Trump among women of all age groups and education levels. Women with college degrees support her by a 37-point margin (62 percent to 25 percent) and women without college degrees support her by a narrower 6-point margin (46 percent to 40 percent).
As of October 15, more Democratic-affiliated voters have cast early ballots in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. In Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Georgia, however, more Republican-affiliated voters have cast ballots so far.
In twelve battleground states - where campaigns are especially focused on mobilizing voters — 1,021,092 total early votes have now been cast.
As debate over "locker room talk" continued this week on the campaign trail, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal asked respondents in our latest poll about Trump's 2005 comments about women.
Here's the question:
"In terms of what you have seen, read, or heard about what Donald Trump said on the video tape, does it seem to you this is better described as..."
- "inappropriate, but typical of how men talk in private with other men"
- "completely unacceptable because it crosses a boundary into describing kissing and touching women in a sexual way without their consent"
- neither of these
- have not heard enough about the contents of the video tape
Overall, 41 percent of those surveyed called the comments "completely unacceptable," compared to 34 percent who called it "typical of how some men talk."
While there's an obvious gender gap, the most striking disparities have to do with generation and education.
Take a look:
More than 500,000 votes have been cast nationwide in the 2016 presidential election as of Tuesday, according to new analysis by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab.
In the seven battleground states below--where campaigns are especially focused on mobilizing voters-- 330,980 early votes have now been cast.