Polls: Clinton's Support Fading*

While many think email flap has hurt her, 57% would still be happy with her as prez
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2015 8:18 AM CDT
In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Hillary Rodham Clinton listens during a news conference at United Nations headquarters.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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(Newser) – All those personal emails might be taking a toll on Hillary Clinton. A new poll of 2,128 adults shows Democrats' support for Clinton as the Democratic nominee has fallen 15 points since mid-February. From March 10 to Tuesday, more than a third of Democrats said they believed the email controversy had injured Clinton politically, and about 45% said they'd support her, Reuters reports. Support among Democrats likely to vote in the party nominations fell to a little over 50%.

A separate poll for CNN, however, shows 57% of Americans would be happy with Clinton in the Oval Office. In that poll, 51% of respondents said Clinton's email brouhaha was a problem, while 48% said it wasn't a serious issue or a problem at all; 51% said she acted wrongly, while 47% said she didn't. Half of respondents and 41% of Democrats agreed that Congress should make her testify on the issue. "If she would be more open about the situation, and show more leadership in saying what she did and why, I think it would be better," one respondent tells Reuters.

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