A poll released Sunday shows that 34 percent of likely voters are less likely to vote for Hillary Clinton after hearing about the FBI investigation into thousands of newly-discovered emails. The ABC/Washington Post tracking poll was conducted Tuesday through Friday, with only one day coming after the fresh revelations. Still, the poll found Clinton’s lead has been cut to a single point, 46-45 percent.
“She’s a 46-percent girl,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Sunday, arguing Clinton has consistently failed to increase her popularity among Americans who “cannot trust her, just can’t have this corruption.”
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has come under heavy scrutiny for his condemnation of FBI Director James Comey, saying he “may have broken” a federal law by disclosing the fact that Clinton is under fresh scrutiny by the Bureau.
In response, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., called Reid a “disgrace to American politics.” He said, “Harry Reid is a disgrace to American politics, among the worst men ever in the Senate.”
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., agreed. “Thank God he is leaving the Senate.”
The American people seem to be behind Director Comey on this one. The Democrats who praised him as “a man of impeccable character” (Clinton’s words) suddenly find him the dredge of humanity. How dare he investigate emails that were hidden by Clinton and her surrogates, stemming from her unauthorized use of a private server.
Donald Trump, campaigning in Nevada, said, “Hillary has only herself to blame.” It’s hard to argue otherwise.
The next six days should be interesting.