JUST IN: Post “Email Scandal” Polls Released – One Candidate Will Be VERY UNHAPPY [STATS]
Sorry Donald Trump, but Hillary Clinton’s email scandal isn’t affecting her supporters.
Clinton has a three-point lead over Trump one week before Election Day, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted entirely after FBI Director James Comey announced the discovery of new emails that might pertain to the former secretary of state’s private server.
Clinton leads Trump 46% to 43% in a two-way race, and 42% to 39% in a four-way race, with Gary Johnson at 7% and Jill Stein at 5%. Before Friday’s news, Clinton was leading by the same amount in a four-way breakdown (3 points) and by 5 points in the two-way split.
“It is unlikely that there will be a dramatic shift in the polls before Election Day,” said Morning Consult cofounder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. “While Friday’s news may be considered an ‘October Surprise,’ it doesn’t seem to be moving the needle as of now.”
The poll was conducted using an online panel of 1,772 likely voters on Saturday and Sunday, beginning one day after Comey’s announcement. The poll carries a margin or error of 2 percentage points.