Are two percent of voters idiots?

Washington Post:
Republicans' growing unity behind Donald Trump has helped pull him just one percentage point below Hillary Clinton and placed GOP leaders who resist him in a vulnerable position, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll.

A majority of all likely voters say they are unmoved by the FBI's announcement Friday that it may review additional emails from Clinton's time as secretary of state. Just over 6 in 10 voters say the news will make no difference in their vote, while just over 3 in 10 say it makes them less likely to support her; 2 percent say they're more likely to back her as a result.  (Emphasis added.)
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I understand the makes no difference number.  There are probably a significant number of voters that have already decided to vote for or against her no matter what.  To be generous, I suspect that some in the 2 percent total probably were going to vote for her anyway and they just wanted to register their anger at the reopening of the investigation.

That Trump is just one percent below Clinton at this point should be the big news in this poll.  The tracking poll already showed a movement toward Trump and this confirms  his recent momentum.  It also suggests the previous polls showing Clinton with a wide lead may have oversampled Democrats to make it look like she had momentum.

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