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Poll: Half of Americans Think Hillary Should Still Run If Charged

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By    |   Tuesday, 31 May 2016 01:20 PM

Some 50 percent of Americans say Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton should continue her campaign for the presidency even if she is charged with a felony in connection with her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state, according to Rasmussen Reports.

This despite the fact that nearly two-thirds of likely voters believe that Clinton did indeed break the law in the scandal, according to the poll.

The survey was taken after the State Department's Office of Inspector General report said that Clinton knowingly broke department regulations by using her private e-mail server for official duties, including those that were top secret.

Other details of the poll include:
  • 71 percent of Democrats say she should continue her presidential campaign if indicted, 46 percent of unaffiliated agree, while among Republicans it is only 30 percent.
  • 40 percent of all voters say the e-mail issue makes them less likely to vote for Clinton, while 48 percent say it will have no impact on their choice.
  • 65 percent say it is likely that Clinton broke the law, while only 30 percent say it is unlikely.
  • Only 30 percent give Clinton a good or excellent grade for her handling of questions on the issue, while 49 percent say her performance is poor.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on May 29-30 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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