BREAKING: Clinton’s Untrustworthy Numbers At All-Time High
The Democratic Convention is only 12 days away, yet Clinton could use the four days of non-stop positive speeches right now. That’s because a New York Times/CBS poll released this morning has exposed the depths of Clinton’s trust problem with the electorate.
In the wake of Director Comey’s excoriation of her conduct at the State Department, the poll found a whopping 67 percent of Americans do not find Clinton honest and trustworthy, “the highest percentage this election cycle.” Director Comey’s press conference exposed many of Clinton’s statements on her private email server to be lies, and that exposure has “resonated” with many Americans:
“But Mrs. Clinton’s shifting and inaccurate explanations of her email practices at the State Department appear to have resonated more deeply with the electorate. Last week, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, recommended no criminal charges be filed against Mrs. Clinton over her handling of classified information on a private email server, but he called her actions ‘extremely careless.’ The investigation undercut many of Mrs. Clinton’s statements over the past 18 months to explain and defend her decision to rely on the private server at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y.“
Additionally, 69 percent of Americans believe that Clinton’s use of a private email server as Secretary of State was either illegal or improper:
“Asked if her email practices were illegal, 46 percent of voters said yes, compared with 23 percent who said using a private server was improper but not illegal. Twenty-four percent said she did nothing wrong.”
Clearly, Clinton’s email scandal has permanently endangered Clinton’s electoral prospects. Even allies, like Senator Claire McCaskill, will admit how “damaging” the scandal has been for Clinton:
Politicians usually don’t admit when someone in their own Party has messed up. The fact that Senator McCaskill will freely admit Clinton’s email problem shows you just how bad the scandal really is.