A new ABC News/Washington Post poll has resulted in the same conclusion that respondents to a Rasmussen Reports survey did last week: A majority disagrees with the FBI’s recommendation that no charges be brought against Hillary Rodham Clinton in relation to her email scandal.
The new poll results, released Monday morning, show 56 percent “disapprove of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve.”
“Similarly,” the ABC News story continued, “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.”
Last week, the Rasmussen poll found that 79 percent of Republicans, 63 percent of independents and even 25 percent of Democrats disagree with Comey’s decision.
The revelation comes just one day before Attorney General Loretta Lynch is scheduled to answer questions before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. That’s the same committee that grilled FBI Director James Comey last week, following his less-than-sterling analysis of how Clinton handled her email while Secretary of State. Comey came up just short of declaring Clinton, the presumptive Democrat nominee for president, to be incompetent. He did point out glaring differences between what she has said about her email and what FBI investigators found during a year-long probe.
Lynch could be in a political hot seat of her own Tuesday, not only because of the failure to charge the former First Lady and senator from New York. She will likely face pointed questioning about a meeting she had with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport just days before Comey held his press conference. That meeting left a lot of people, including presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, declaring that “the fix was in.”
Incredibly, the ABC News/WaPo poll also noted, “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.”
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