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Mon Jul 11, 2016, 10:21 AM Jul 2016

Majority Disapproves of Decision Not to Charge Clinton on Emails (POLL) [View all]

Source: ABC News

A majority of Americans disapproves of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she'd handle her responsibilities as president if elected.

Most also say the email controversy won't affect their vote choice in the presidential election. But more say it leaves them less rather than more likely to support Clinton, 28 percent vs. 10 percent.

Reaction to the decision is highly political, with partisanship factoring heavily in people’s views. Yet Democrats don't back Clinton up on the issue nearly as much as Republicans criticize her, and independents side more with Republicans.

Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she were elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn't related to how she'd perform as president.

Questions about Clinton's character have been a key weakness of her candidacy. Americans by broad margins have said they don't regard her as honest and trustworthy. She trailed Bernie Sanders on this attribute by about 20 percentage points consistently in the Democratic primaries. And in some polls she's trailed Donald Trump on it as well, albeit more closely.

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Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/majority-disapproves-decision-charge-clinton-emails-poll/story?id=40445344
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70% of Americans say it makes no difference to their vote Democat Jul 2016 #1
The poll has the accurate information. w4rma Jul 2016 #5
i suggest you read that last paragraph again emulatorloo Jul 2016 #15
Don't pretend that you can read my mind. (nt) w4rma Jul 2016 #28
Who is mind reading? Just suggested you take another look at that last paragraph emulatorloo Jul 2016 #41
"Accurate information"? The poll talks about "the FBI's decision not to charge Clinton". Is that.. George II Jul 2016 #21
Semantics: "recommend charges" vs. "charge". (nt) w4rma Jul 2016 #23
Pollsters should be more careful about the semantics they use. Are you rooting against Clinton here? George II Jul 2016 #29
Everyone should be careful about the semantics that they use. I'm a yellow dog Democrat. (nt) w4rma Jul 2016 #33
Why are you trying to put Clintoin in a bad light? SkeleTim1968 Jul 2016 #79
Maybe because she is not Stalin so we don't have to be totally obedient lap dogs for everything she Akicita Jul 2016 #84
I've seen many instances where the FBI charged suspects on tv. Akicita Jul 2016 #81
This Poll Is Limited to Followers. That In Itself... cynzke Jul 2016 #62
Actually that 70% probably includes everyone who wasn't going to vote for her anyway Scootaloo Jul 2016 #35
It should, but Tea Party people will always say the most negative thing Democat Jul 2016 #38
True - but this will motivate them to vote even more so. forest444 Jul 2016 #61
Even more less likely? How can that be when they were already at Zero likely? Moonwalk Jul 2016 #68
Meaning that more of them will probably bother to vote than might have been the case otherwise. forest444 Jul 2016 #69
Oh, I totally agree that we can't let up for a single second. Three months is three months... Moonwalk Jul 2016 #85
Your words to God's ear. forest444 Jul 2016 #86
I get the feeling voter turnout for this election will be abysmal. marmar Jul 2016 #2
My daughter asked yesterday if I thought Trump could actually win TeddyR Jul 2016 #6
Yeah, GOTV will be the crucial activity in this election. Yo_Mama Jul 2016 #55
And here is my support of your position Big_Mike Jul 2016 #88
Obama coalition and sane Republicans will crawl over broken glass to keep Trump out of White House. emulatorloo Jul 2016 #10
I just don't detect much enthusiasm from large segments of the coalition.... marmar Jul 2016 #17
The candidates haven't even been formally nominated. This enthusiasm stuff is ginned up.... George II Jul 2016 #26
"The candidates haven't even been formally nominated" marmar Jul 2016 #37
Yes, it's summer and people are getting their "fix" on television. We've cancelled... George II Jul 2016 #45
There are plenty of good things to say about the Dem Platform and the Dem nominee emulatorloo Jul 2016 #48
We'll have to wait and see, I guess. emulatorloo Jul 2016 #32
DWS sure has been quiet these days... nt vkkv Jul 2016 #14
And what percentage of the American public are prosecuting attorneys? tonyt53 Jul 2016 #3
Or an understanding of the actual laws involved. George II Jul 2016 #27
Interesting. former9thward Jul 2016 #76
It really is the same. tonyt53 Jul 2016 #82
"Most also say the email controversy won't affect their vote choice." eom. Hoyt Jul 2016 #4
The entire RW, plus the fringe left = INDICTENT FAIRY BELIEVERS JoePhilly Jul 2016 #7
Do you count 30% of Dems as the fringe left? TeddyR Jul 2016 #9
na ... 10% are pure fringe, then the other 20% are followers. JoePhilly Jul 2016 #20
So you're saying that 30% of Democrats will vote for Trump instead of Clinton because of this? George II Jul 2016 #34
Not at all TeddyR Jul 2016 #43
No one could have realistic concerns about Sidney Blumenthal and the role he played. No one... think Jul 2016 #16
Almost no one knows who he is. So no, not really. JoePhilly Jul 2016 #18
Go figure... think Jul 2016 #19
I do. 840high Jul 2016 #72
^^^This!^^^ Very similar to the level of ignorance on the ACA. Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #22
No Rec for this crap. this poll reminds of that poll riversedge Jul 2016 #8
Too bad she never learned to bake cookies and have teas. LuvLoogie Jul 2016 #11
supports my belief that Americans are far more influenced and NoMoreRepugs Jul 2016 #12
Obviously the "majority" haven't a clue about the law..... George II Jul 2016 #13
Well said... Surya Gayatri Jul 2016 #24
Some think it's statue of limitations not statute NWCorona Jul 2016 #25
Yeah, sad isn't it? George II Jul 2016 #31
It is. NWCorona Jul 2016 #36
This IS a concern. They've flooded the zone with this one underpants Jul 2016 #30
The solution is to hit back harder Democat Jul 2016 #39
It's a push poll ... GeorgeGist Jul 2016 #40
+1 JoePhilly Jul 2016 #50
The poll is mercuryblues Jul 2016 #60
Makes sense. Tarheel_Dem Jul 2016 #80
Exactly what CORPORATE MEDIA expected when they repeated the lies of GOP narrative…as usual. blm Jul 2016 #42
This Confirms The Degree To Which Misinformation Works DallasNE Jul 2016 #44
Exactly. This is a good example of how propaganda influences opinion. ZERO classified emails. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #49
Its fucking exasperating Cosmocat Jul 2016 #56
There has been a relentless media campaign against Hillary for decades now! yallerdawg Jul 2016 #46
while in other news her polling has gone up .... artyteacher Jul 2016 #47
I must be missing something. peace13 Jul 2016 #51
We should take a popular vote to decide whether to indict people. (nt) Skinner Jul 2016 #52
Or, we could have the Republican Director of the FBI do it live on C-SPAN. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #54
fucking asshole Cosmocat Jul 2016 #57
You should have said former Republican. His sworn testimony confirmed that he is no longer a 24601 Jul 2016 #89
He didn't fool me. Comey and the Republicans read from one script, albeit a clever deceit. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #90
Have you reviewed every one and, in your official judgment as a presidentially-appointed original 24601 Jul 2016 #91
Read the poll's methodology PSPS Jul 2016 #53
Another odd thing... Princess Turandot Jul 2016 #63
Yes. That's quite bizarre. They also say that they interview "a minimum of 35 Spanish speaking Squinch Jul 2016 #66
there's a reason bills of attainder are unconstitutional. geek tragedy Jul 2016 #58
I question this poll, because who the hell watches ABC news or read newspaper whose daily... Crowman1979 Jul 2016 #59
That's because the Corprate Media has done Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #64
Are you still hoping Sanders will get the nomination? lunamagica Jul 2016 #65
Ahh, now I get it. Kingofalldems Jul 2016 #67
mmmaybe..he hasn't endorsed her ..yet. misterhighwasted Jul 2016 #78
Demonstrates how well propaganda works in this country liberal N proud Jul 2016 #70
LMAO at 28% being less likely to support Clinton because of this outcome shawn703 Jul 2016 #71
Combination of bullshit corporate polling methods, corporate media framing, and DUMB people. RBInMaine Jul 2016 #73
LOL! OnyxCollie Jul 2016 #74
+we never heard a word about the 22+ emails dumped from White House server by Bush/Cheney after 9/11 judesedit Jul 2016 #75
When people have decided that someone is guilty, no amount of proof will convince them (nt) LongtimeAZDem Jul 2016 #77
Most people don't give a rat's ass about the emails. n/t cosmicone Jul 2016 #83
Wow. Bummer. n/t RobertEarl Jul 2016 #87
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