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CNN poll gives Hillary Clinton a silver lining
in the "email scandal"
by Nathan'ette Burdine: March 17, 2015

The recent CNN polls show that there’s a silver lining for Hillary Clinton who has come under fire due to her decision to use a private email to send work related emails during her time as the Secretary of State.

Based on the recent poll results, a majority (52%) of those polled believe that the “email scandal” is not an indication of how well Clinton will do as president of the United States compared to 46% who believe the “email scandal” is an issue.

The recent poll results also show that 2% of the people who were polled had “no opinion” about the situation.

The New York Times broke the story about Clinton’s emails. Jason R. Baron, who was over litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, told the New York Times that it is unusual for a government official to keep work related emails on a home server.

During her press conference last week, Clinton told reporters that she followed “the spirit of the law” and has given the State Department 55,000 emails related to her time as the Secretary of State.

Clinton has, however, refused to turn over her private server, which contains all of her emails. The Associated Press filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with the courts in order to obtain the emails from Clinton’s private server.

The questions surrounding the Clintons and what some believe is suspicious behavior is not new. Former President Bill Clinton faced similar scrutiny over Whitewater.

But just like with Mrs. Clinton, a majority (51%) of the public didn’t believe the allegations were worthy of questioning the former president’s ability to lead.

The CNN poll included 1,009 respondents who were 18 years old or older. The political party breakdown was as follows 28% Democrats, 24% Republicans, and 48% Independents and other political party groups. The margin of error was plus or minus three percentage points.

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