New poll: 34 percent 'less likely' to vote for Clinton after new email revelations


New poll: 34 percent ‘less likely’ to vote for Clinton after new email revelations

A poll released Sunday shows more than 30 percent of likely voters say they are less inclined to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after the FBI announced Friday the agency is reviewing newly-discovered emails potentially related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

The ABC/Washington Post tracking poll was conducted from Tuesday to Friday, which means the survey’s 1,781 respondents could only be asked on the final day about the revelations regarding the new emails.

Still, the poll found 34 percent of the respondents were “less likely” to vote for Clinton and that she now leads Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by just a single percentage point, 46-to-45 percent, in a four-way White House race, with Election Day on Nov. 8.

The other two candidates are Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who, respectively, got 4 percent and 2 percent of the vote.

“She the 46 percent girl,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told Fox News on Sunday, arguing Clinton has consistently failed to increase her popularity among Americans who “cannot trust her, just can’t have this corruption.”

Before anyone attacks the poll as coming from Fox;
It is a Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll…


I don’t know: the polls seem to be all over the place and constantly fluctuating. And, if some or many of these are telephone polls, what about those voters, particularly younger ones, who don’t have landline phones but only cell phones? How are they included in the poll numbers? Further, what about the still undecided vote: not only undecided between Trump, Clinton, or a third-party candidate, but undecided whether or not to vote for president at all?


I think we simply aren’t going to know until November 8th. Polls just cannot forecast predictions in this election.


With the news changing so rapidly, it is probably time for another poll

Who will you vote for ?


Well then it’s a choice between the Evil Queen and the Antichrist.


Come now, no need to call Donald a queen.


I’ll admit I’m the Trump voter (It’s one for Clinton and one for Trump at present)

Anybody want to admit to being the Clinton voter? :):):slight_smile:


Not me, no sirree. I am filling out my ballot as we speak. Now, whether or not it gets counted…:slight_smile: not that that matters around here. I think maybe 34 people in Seattle are voting for Trump, something like that.

I am getting tired of the poll wars, the whole campaign smear tactics war really. I didn’t gloat when Obama beat Romney and I won’t gloat if Trump beats Clinton. The one thing I keep telling myself is if I think a vote and/or victory for the GOP is somehow better morally or more responsible or sensible or whatever…I had better act like it, hopefully reflect that a little bit. The proof is in the pudding.


Interesting poll to me. I live in Liberalville and in this City it seems as if Clinton is a shoe in here; people openly state they could care less what she does or the Emails for they ‘hate’ and hate is the word many use Trump.


I was a “cradle Democrat” and both my wife and I held office in the party. We both parted with the party when it became clear that one could not simultaneously follow the teachings of the Church and support the Dem party.

I didn’t become a Repub, however, though I vote for their candidates because they’re mostly prolife.

It was a bit of a shocker to the locals when I dropped out. I was an activist. I have not hesitated to tell people why, either, including to my former colleagues in the Dem party. It has been my hope that it might have provided an example to some.

But you’re right. Opposing an evil political party and its candidates does impose a duty to act consistently in other ways with the moral choice one has made in the political realm. That’s not an easy thing, though it is a necessary thing.


Yes, this is a common story I think for a lot of Catholics, who do tend to lean Democrat (I think this conversation has played itself out many times on CAF). Catholic immigrants tended to lean to the left throughout the 20th century (Italian, Irish, German, Hispanic). And, of course, in the old days, the Democrats were in many ways a better, logical choice for a devout Catholic.

I know the arguments against the New Deal / Roosevelt / socialist, communist influence on the left starting way back in the 30s, 40s - I don’t particularly get into that - I think the real divide started with the sixties, Roe v Wade and has just gotten worse and worse. Under Obama, I think the Democrats have begun to openly pursue a number of policies that display active hostility to Christianity that makes the old days of the Reagan Catholic Democrat seem quite nostalgic and very far gone. Puritans v Quakers. Today we are whipped down the street on social media, Clinton’s emails, the Supreme Court. :smiley: That a devout Catholic could even consider a vote for a Democrat after this administration makes my head spin. Mind you, I am not all that comfortable over here with Trump, either…we’ll see. Of course he could still lose, we mustn’t forget that either. It would be quite stupid I think to get overconfident, either side really. No one knows what will happen.


Polls schmolls. :shrug:

You might as well ask your Figure Eight Ball whether your candidate will win this election.

Polls nowadays are exceedingly difficult to make valid – landlines versus cell phones being just one problem. I actually participated in a poll on my landline phone (middle-aged female here :)), and accidentally pushed the wrong number on my phone, which indicated the opposite of my actual vote! :eek:

Margins of error just get wider and wider the older I get…



I usually voted Republican but after the Democratic platform in 2008 was pro abortion I vowed not even to vote for a local Dem. Emails aside, HRC is so openly pro abortion I’m not sure why a Catholic would vote for her especially after the last debate. I’m not crazy about Trump but I do know Pence is openly pro life. If HRCshould win and lose the presidency we will be stuck with pro abortion Catholic I in name Kaine who has promised he’d do the same. And so I will vote Trump. Also. He could be impeached but I doubt the Drms would impeach Hillary. Sadly I think now the Clintons own the party just as much as the Kennedys did at one time.


Not referring to you, Gertabelle, but I think practically everything gets wider and wider with age.


Why do we need another poll? Read through the dozens of threads on this election, and many of us have made it perfectly clear where we stand.

I won’t respond to a poll like this on CAF anyway.

I have been disgusted with the judgments and aspersions against character thrown around here in the name of Catholic teaching and God Himself.

“If you don’t vote for Trump you are voting for Hillary.”
“And if you vote for Hillary, you are voting pro-abortion.”
“And if you vote pro-abortion, you are in a state of mortal sin and cannot receive Holy Communion and are at risk of going to hell.”

If that ain’t campaigning, I don’t know what is. :shrug: Using God to coerce people into changing their vote! :mad:

:blush: Sorry. Rant over. Just needed to vent.

I’m going for a walk in the park, to finish praying my Rosary, and maybe also pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy for this country and its citizens.


:blush: Oh, I’ve definitely gotten wider. :smiley:


First, there still is a week to go.

Second, Mr. WikiLeaks still is out there on the loose.

Third, Google “Rules for Radicals”.


What is interesting is the FACT that the Clintons and the Democratic party function as a very powerful cohesive machine (in the footsteps of Obama’s people of course) is becoming so plain and open - and along with that the nature of the machine - by that I mean dirty. Up to now Bill Clinton has been pretty respected by most of the country. But Bill and Lynch on the tarmac, talking about grandkids, plus the way the Democrats have gotten so nasty, negative this time around. I don’t think it will be forgotten; it will taint them. On top of that, the Clintons are as dated as the Bushes. There is a post Obama vacuum, no one else to fill it but the Clintons - who else do they have. I think most Democrats know it is a very desperate time for their party - they do need the help of the media, Hollywood, etc. They are so lucky they are facing Trump. What is crazy is he actually *still *looks like the better deal to so many people. His platform is actually quite good - that cracks me up. After all the smearing, spitting, gnashing of teeth from every direction. Substantively he is ok.


Fourth,only a week to go Fifth,only a week to switch the TV off at every newsreel zzzzz.Sixth commiserations whichever,Hobsons choice. Seventh,where’s the plan for the bunker,oh yes,there it is


I hate polls. I think they are useless and serve no purpose except to persuade, not to truly report anything. In my perfect world: no polls, no early voting except absentee, and no reporting results until Election Day. :o

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