Clinton Email Scandal Effect On Presidential Campaign Abstract
New political poll by Rasmussen Reports attempts to determine the impact of the Clinton email scandal and resultant FBI investigation on the Clinton presidential campaign. The full national security implications of Hillary’s email scandal will likely never be fully known, but the effect on the Clinton campaign can be measured.
Rasmussen Reports finds there is no doubt the email scandal has hampered the Clinton campaign with 40% of voters stating they are less likely to vote Clinton and 43% stating that the campaign should be suspended if Clinton is indicted.
The poll makes obvious the fact that democrats no longer value honesty or character in their candidates, as 71% of Democrats believe Clinton should continue the campaign even if she is indicted. It is disappointing that 30% of Republicans also share this position.
Forty Years Of Cover-Ups And Scandals
The vast majority of Americans, myself among them, believe Hillary Clinton committed a crime when she established and used an off-the-books, non-secure email server for her official State Department emails while serving as Secretary of State. Additionally, Clinton committed a crime each time she sent or received classified material using her personal server, which we now know occurred more than 2,000 times.
Many of us weren’t surprised Hillary broke so many rules and laws. Her well-known sense of entitlement was apparent from the moment the email story went public and her excuse, that she did it for her convenience, proves it. Never mind the fact that the excuse was a lie, it illustrated her lack of respect for the rules and for the citizens she purports to serve.
Many were not at all surprised because many believe that Hillary Clinton is a career criminal. There is almost 40 years of her course of conduct that supports my assertion. Besides, she didn’t get the nickname Crooked Hillary for nothing.
For those of you who are not yet convinced Hillary Clinton is a criminal, take a look at our latest 2016 election videos Hillary Clinton Career Criminal and the instant classic Hillary Clinton Congenital Liar. The videos provide more than enough to convince anyone of her dishonesty. The lagging questions are whether and to what extent the Clinton email scandal is shaping voter’s opinions. Would this change her path to the White House?
An effort to answer these questions was undertaken by Rasmussen Reports, the political polling company I most trust. Rasmussen polled 1,000 likely voters to determine the the effect of the Clinton email scandal on her presidential campaign, if any.43% of voters think Clinton should suspend her campaign for the presidency if she is indicted over the e-mail. I was surprised – and more than a little disheartened to learn that 50% of voters polled said Hillary should continue her campaign for the presidency even if she is indicted. Before looking at the details from the Rasmussen poll, we can say with absolute certainty that democrats no longer value honesty or character in their candidates.
Democrats No Longer Value Honesty Or Character In Their Candidates
Hillary Clinton should continue her presidential campaign even if she is indicted according to 71% of democrats polled and 46% of independent voters agree. A shockingly high 30% of Republicans share that opinion.
There has been a negative effect on Clinton’s White House chances as 40% of voters say they are less likely to vote for Clinton because of the email scandal, but 48% still indicate it will have no impact on their vote.
It was not all that long ago when having a few skeletons in your closet would effectively end White House aspirations. Even a divorce could be enough to end presidential hopes. However, American societal values have declined so far in the last 30 years – and I would argue the most severe decline occurred in the last 7 years – that you can now be indicted on felony charges for putting the national security of the United States at risk and still be the front runner in seeking the presidency.65% of voters believe Clinton broke the law sending and receiving classified material on her server while she was Secretary of State. This includes 47% who say it’s very likely Clinton broke the law and 30% who still think Clinton didn’t break any laws. Last week, the State Department Inspector General, an Obama appointee, released a report concluding that Clinton knowingly broke state department and federal government rules by using her email server for official business including top secret communications.
The Inspector General’s report proves that crooked Hillary has repeatedly lied since the beginning of the email scandal in claimed that her email arrangement had been officially approved. Despite the IG Report that compellingly states that Hillary broke the law, only 18% of Democrats agree.
A majority of voters have no confidence that Attorney General Loretta Lynch or the Justice Department will do the right thing and indict Hillary Clinton when the FBI concludes their investigation. Fifty-four (54%) percent of voters think the DOJ should appoint a special independent prosecutor to prosecute Crooked Hillary, including 76% of Republicans and 59% of Independents.
The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on May 29-30 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percent with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports polls is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.