Clinton's email lies are hurting her with independents--Dems don't seem to care
Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has disappeared, thanks to a huge advantage Trump has with independent voters who may have shifted after several weeks of bad news for Clinton, according to a new national poll.The poll tells you something about the character of the Democrat nominee and the Democrats who still back her.
In a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday morning, the Republican presidential nominee leads Clinton by 2 points among likely voters — 45-43. That's a virtual tie in a poll with a 3.5 percentage point margin of error, and it erases Clinton's 8-point lead that she had in the same poll in early August.
The shift took place after it was found that thousands of additional Clinton emails were discovered from when she was secretary of state, emails she tried to destroy. Additionally, the FBI released notes of its conversations with Clinton that showed she wasn't aware of when emails were marked confidential.
Ninety-two percent of Democrats back Clinton and 90 percent of Republicans back Trump. But Trump has a big lead among independents: 49 percent say they back Trump, and just 29 percent back Clinton.