Not All Democrats Think Hillary Clinton Should Be Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Email Scandal


Some also say the issue makes them worry about her decision-making if she becomes president.

Fifty-six percent of Americans disagree with FBI director James Comey’s recommendation to clear Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing for her email practices as secretary of state, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released on Monday.

Unsurprisingly, Republicans are united in their stance on the issue: Eighty-eight percent of those polled disagree with Comey’s recommendation not to charge Clinton with a crime.

But perhaps a less anticipated finding of the poll is that Democrats aren’t completely unified in their perception of the issue. While 6 in 10 Democrats polled agree with Comey’s recommendation, a significant portion ― 31 percent― disagree with it.

The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent points out there are a striking number of young and liberal voters among those who disagree with Comey’s decision and worry about Clinton’s decision-making. Sargent suggests that the nearly one-third of Democrats who oppose the majority of their party on the issue might be supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

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