FBI Director James Comey announced, via a letter to Congress on Friday, that they were reopening the Hillary Clinton private server investigation, and with the election just days away, it appears that her campaign has taken quite a hit as a result.
California, a state that Clinton is expected to win, showed poll numbers in the wake of the reopened FBI investigation that may spell bad news for Clinton nationally.
The Orange County Register reported:
In a poll conducted mostly after the revelation by FBI director James Comey about emails found on former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s computer, Clinton’s lead among independent California voters dropped from 25 percent to only 9 percent.
And Clinton, who leads Trump by 17 percent among those who haven’t voted, has only a 21 percent lead overall in the state. That’s down from 26 percent in the previous poll conducted by SurveyUSA and issued Tuesday by Southern California News Group and KABC/Eyewitness News.
The poll was conducted Friday through Monday.
Of the 747 early or likely voters polled, only 4 percent remained undecided. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polled at 4 percent; Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 1 percent.
In the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, Trump has pulled ahead by 0.7 percent in a tightening race that appears to be trending upward for him:
While vote preferences have held essentially steady, she’s now a slim point behind Donald Trump — a first since May — in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates.
In the latest results, 46 percent of likely voters support Trump, and 45 percent are for Clinton. With the data taken to a decimal place for illustrative purposes, a mere 0.7 of a percentage point divides them.
Unless an angle comes up in the next seven days that benefits Clinton — and there certainly could be — the reopened FBI investigation is not going to do her any favors.
Clinton has only seven days to try and smear Trump to deflect from her massive corruption, and so far the best she could do was trot out former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who Clinton likely had to make a deal to get her citizenship in exchange for her some laughable swipes at Trump.
There is so much out there about Clinton — from WikiLeaks, FOIA bombshells, and the FBI investigation (in addition to all the damning things we already knew about the Clinton mafia) — that even some on the Left are turning their backs on her.
Even with the behemoth that is the liberal mainstream media behind her and the system rigged in her favor, Clinton is taking a hit in the polls at this critical point in the election.
It should be a very interesting seven days. Hopefully the momentum stays behind Trump and he pulls out a win.