The clock is counting down the days until the election, and the Hillary camp is fighting off scandal from all directions. First was Wikileaks, which is continually dumping hacked documents they’ve obtained, many of which are damning to the Clinton campaign. Then came James O’Keefe, whose organization Project Veritas infiltrated the Clinton campaign, exposing that they were responsible for inciting violence at Trump rallies (among many other shady dealings). And most recently, the FBI has now reopened its investigation into Hillary’s emails, as new emails were discovered while they were investigating Anthony Weiner.
The FBI investigation came less than two weeks before Election Day, and has attracted the most media attention. The day the reopening was announced, Hillary’s odds of winning the election according to the betting odds fell nearly 10 percentage points. The Mexican peso also depreciated against the dollar, showing financial markets reacted in a manner showing most believed this was going to help Donald Trump. And if we turn to the polls, it’s quite clear it has.
As Fox News reported: A poll released Sunday shows more than 30 percent of likely voters say they are less inclined to support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after the FBI announced Friday the agency is reviewing newly-discovered emails potentially related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
The ABC/Washington Post tracking poll was conducted from Tuesday to Friday, which means the survey’s 1,781 respondents could only be asked on the final day about the revelations regarding the new emails.
Still, the poll found 34 percent of the respondents were “less likely” to vote for Clinton and that she now leads Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by just a single percentage point, 46-to-45 percent, in a four-way White House race, with Election Day on Nov. 8.
The other two candidates are Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who, respectively, got 4 percent and 2 percent of the vote.
Just weeks ago, ABC’s poll showed Hillary leading Trump by an incredible eleven points, and now they’re polling within the margin of error.
Looks like the S.S Clintanic just hit a very big iceberg.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]