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Tags: john zogby | hillary clinton | james comey | election | fbi

Pollster John Zogby: Hillary Brought Defeat on Herself — Not Comey

(Newsmax TV)

Monday, 14 November 2016 03:43 PM EST

Hillary Clinton is wrong to blame FBI James Comey and his decision to temporarily reopen the investigation into her use of a private email server for her Election Day loss, veteran pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.

"Had she been trustworthy at the very beginning and the polls had shown that she was trustworthy, then maybe there would not have been a private email server at home in the sense that there are two different sets of rules that we play by," Zogby said Monday to Bill Tucker on "America Talks Live."

"Column A are the rules that covers everybody else and Column B are the rules that only cover the Clintons which essentially are no rules at all. Had there not been that, there would've been no Comey.

"Had there not been Comey, there wouldn't have been questions. It's a cycle and the fact of the matter is the blame goes right back to her. She is the one who created the atmosphere of doubt and mistrust."

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Zogby — a Newsmax contributor, senior partner at John Zogby Strategies and director at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship Center — said the discontent surrounding Trump's win has similarities to the controversy surrounding the controversial George W. Bush-Al Gore election.

"I did a poll for Reuters three weeks after the 2000 election and we found that among Bush supporters, 67 percent said that Gore would not be the legitimate president of the United States. That was a real red flag there and I think we may have seen something similar [here]," Zogby said.

"I think Gore was probably smart enough ultimately than to just back off after the Supreme Court decision but today there's all sorts of wailing and gnashing of teeth and a sense of fear and safe rooms on campuses and things like that.

"I think frankly it's one thing to have a difficult time accepting the results of an election but hey America goes on, life goes on, get over it."

Zogby said political polls — which had predicted a Clinton win — will be under the microscope to determine how they failed.

"There will be a reexamination and there should be, but I will disagree with the premise. If you re-look at the final results you'll see are the directional signals," he said.

"Pollsters can't and shouldn't predict to the point or tenth of a point when so many people make up their minds on Election Day itself.

"But the directional signals were pointing towards a Clinton victory in the popular vote and away from her in all of those states — Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, 10-point leads in North Carolina down to two and three point leads."

Zogby is author of "Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America," published by Paramount Market Publishing.

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Hillary Clinton is wrong to blame FBI James Comey and his decision to temporarily reopen the investigation into her use of a private email server for her Election Day loss, veteran pollster John Zogby tells Newsmax TV.
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