60 Percent Of Voters Think Clinton Is Corrupt

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Phillip Stucky Political Reporter
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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton maintained her lead in the latest national poll published Sunday by The Washington Post, but faces backlash for her ongoing email scandal involving the Clinton Foundation.

A solid majority of likely voters don’t trust either major party candidate, with 60 percent saying each candidate is not honest and trustworthy. Close to 66 percent of voters disapprove of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s explanation for his immigration policy, and 60 percent of voters believe that Clinton engaged in “pay to play” as secretary of state.

Thirty-three percent of Clinton supporters labeled themselves as “very enthusiastic” about a Clinton presidency, while a much larger 46 percent of Trump supporters reported the same feeling for the Republican nominee. Eighty percent of Trump supporters fear the potential damage that Clinton could do to the country, and 83 percent of Clinton supporters fear the damage that Trump could do to the country.

Clinton leads Trump 46 percent to 41 percent among likely voters, and Libertarian candidate former Gov. Gary Johnson maintained 9 percent. Green Party candidate Jill Stein lost a few percentage points, only earning 2 percent in the national poll. When the poll is widened to include registered voters, Clinton holds a 10 percent lead over Trump, 45 percent to 35 percent.

Although Trump’s numbers have done well in most battleground states, fewer pundits believe the Republican nominee has a path to victory that includes the swing states of Colorado, Virginia and New Hampshire. The swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio are still very much in play, but without Virginia, Trump’s road to the White House is much harder.

The Washington Post poll was conducted from Sept. 5-8, the day Johnson made the Aleppo gaffe. The national sample included 1,002 registered voters and included cellular and landline phones. The poll of 642 likely voters carries a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points in either direction.

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