New Poll Finds 34 Percent ‘Less Likely’ to Vote Clinton After FBI Email Revelations
A poll released on Sunday shows that at least 30 percent of likely voters say they’re now less inclined to vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton after the FBI said on Friday it is reviewing newly found emails that could be related to her time as secretary of state.
An ABC/Washington Post tracking poll was conducted from Tuesday to Friday, meaning that the survey’s 1,781 respondents could only be asked on the final day—the same day revelations about the emails came out. The new survey found that about 34 percent of respondents were “less likely” to vote for Clinton.
The poll found that she leads Republican candidate Donald Trump by 1 percentage point, showing Clinton at 46 percent and Trump at 45 percent.
However, according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released on Monday, which was conducted after FBI director James Comey announced the email find, showed Clinton with a 3-point lead. She leads Trump 46 to 43 percent in a two-way race.
The FBI has reportedly seized the cell phone, laptop, and iPad belonging to ex-Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI needs to pore over about 650,000 emails that were discovered on Weiner’s devices. The agency obtained a warrant on Sunday night to investigate.
Earlier this year, the FBI had wrapped up a one-year investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.