It appears Hillary Clinton’s email scandal hasn’t hurt her in nationwide polls.
Hillary maintains a 6-point national lead over Donald Trump, even after FBI Director James Comey announced the discovery of emails that could be “pertinent” to the investigation of Clinton’s use of a private email server.
The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll showed Clinton with a 6-point lead over Trump in the days prior to the Comey news. When looking at the data for Saturday and Sunday only, her lead remained the same — 47% to Trump’s 41%. The poll was conducted online from October 24th through October 30th. Questions about Comey’s announcement were included on October 29th and October 30th.
From NBC News:
Likely voters were split on whether they thought the controversial announcement by the FBI was an important issue to discuss or more of a distraction to the campaign. A slight majority of likely voters nationwide—55 percent—said it was an important issue. Forty-four percent said the news was more of a distraction to the campaign.