Most Americans were shocked when they learned that Hillary Clinton would once again slip the noose despite her myriad crimes against America. Even now, discontent with the bizarre reasoning of FBI director James Comey has many people thinking that the fix was in.
The question is, how many Americans actually disapprove of the decision and how will effect Clinton in the general election?
ABC News conducted a new poll to find out…
A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI‘s recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she’d handle her responsibilities as president if elected.
So it looks like the server scandal has done real damage to Clinton and created an opportunity for Donald Trump! As Pat Buchanan put it, the FBI Director left it up to the American people to indict Clinton by rejecting her at the polls!
It looks like a majority of Americans is ready to do just that!
Reaction to the decision is highly political, with partisanship factoring heavily in people’s views. Yet Democrats don’t back Clinton up on the issue nearly as much as Republicans criticize her, and independents side more with Republicans.
Overall, 56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey’s recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she were elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn’t related to how she’d perform as president.
While it is a sad statement that the number isn’t more like 90%, 18% or 1 in 5 voters say that they are less inclined to vote for Clinton because of her actions. In an even relatively close election, that is more than enough to swing it to Trump!
Source: ABC News