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Poll: FBI email decision doesn't scare voters away from Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A new poll suggests that FBI director James Comey's announcement of further relevant emails to the Hillary Clinton investigation doesn't matter all that much to American voters.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll, which was conducted fully after Comey's announcement that the FBI was basically reopening the email case, shows no clear drop in support for the Democratic nominee among likely voters.

In a two-way race, Clinton leads Republican nominee Donald Trump 46 percent to 43 percent, but in a four-way race with Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton is at 42 percent to Trump's 39 percent.

The poll was conducted over the weekend among an online panel of 1,772 likely voters.

In a different poll taken before the revelations, Clinton's lead was the same. Which means that there's no evidence yet that the revelations have changed anything, with just over a week to go until Election Day on Nov. 8.

Thirty-nine percent of voters said the additional review of emails in the Clinton case had no bearing on their vote in November, while 33 percent it made them much less likely to vote for Clinton.

But most of those voters are already aligned against Clinton. Nearly two-thirds of Trump voters, 66 percent, said it makes them much less likely to vote against Clinton.

Among the small pocket of undecided voters remaining, 42 percent said it made them less likely to vote for Clinton, including 30 percent who said it made them much less likely to vote for her. But just as many, 41 percent, said it makes no difference either way.

"It is unlikely that there will be a dramatic shift in the polls before Election Day," said Morning Consult cofounder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. "While Friday's news may be considered an 'October Surprise,' it doesn't seem to be moving the needle as of now."

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