Over a majority of Americans disagree with the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges be brought against Hillary Clinton:
Here’s the breakdown on the voting:
Whether or not the issue in fact hurts Clinton in November is an open question. Republicans, the vast majority of whom already oppose Clinton, are the most apt to say it makes them less likely to support her. Still, many independents and even a few Democrats say the same. (Results are similar among registered voters.)
Forty-five percent of Republicans say the issue makes no difference in their vote – likely meaning they wouldn’t have voted for Clinton anyway – while another 47 percent say it makes them less apt to support her.
Among Democrats, the email issue makes no difference to threequarters, and 16 percent say it’s strengthened their support (likely given that she wasn’t charged) – but one in 10 say they’re less likely to vote for her because of it.
Most independents, 58 percent, say the issue won’t influence their choice, but those who say it’s made them less likely to support Clinton far outnumber those who say it’s made them more apt to vote for her, 33 vs. 5 percent.
Here’s the breakdown:
This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cell phone from July 6-7, 2016, among a random national sample of 519 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 5 points.
I can’t help but wonder how this poll would be different if Republicans had a great candidate. I suspect more people would have said they are less likely to support Hillary if we didn’t have Trumpertantrum in our corner.