People are afraid the current email scandal clouding the presidential election will drag into the next president’s term and propel the nation into outrage much like Watergate.
Polls show these issues top voter concerns. Recent reports of a renewed FBI probe into emails of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s staffer is on their minds.
As reported in The Washington Examiner:
While unlike Watergate, which eventually led to former President Richard Nixon’s resignation, a Morning Consult poll asked voters to compare the 1970s-era affair to the email controversy and 45 percent said the Clinton email scandal is “worse than the Watergate scandal.”
The poll showed the rising level of concern over Clinton’s corruption.
More people are worried that an investigation into Clinton’s email will continue into her administration, 61 percent, than the 47 percent who think the same could happen to Trump and cases on Trump University.
Nearly half of those surveyed, 45 percent, say the Clinton emails were worse than the Watergate scandal, a talking point Trump has hammered since news broke Friday. More than eight in 10 Republicans say it is worse than Watergate.
Polls vary on how much the latest FBI probe is affecting voters nationwide. While Clinton maintains leads in most polls, those leads have dropped dramatically in the last week. Trump has surpassed Clinton in some national and state polls in less than a week.
This signals a significant shift in voters’ intentions with less than a week to go before Election Day. The shift has to be credited to Clinton’s continuous scandals and voters wanting a real change in Trump.