- The Washington Times - Monday, March 9, 2015

A new Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters finds that half - 49 percent - of likely U.S. voters ‘believe Clinton’s use of a private, non-government e-mail provider for issues at the highest levels of the U.S. government raises serious national security concerns.” The poll was released Monday morning.

Another 39 percent believe Mrs. Clinton “deliberately used the private e-mail account to hide things from government oversight,” the Rasmussen survey says. But 30 percent don’t agree while 31 percent are undecided.

Rasmussen Reports also says that 57 percent of the respondents are concerned about the potential for conflict of interest raised by the failure of the private Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation to get government approval for some large donations it received from foreign governments while she was Secretary of State.”

There is the predictable partisan divide: Sixty-six percent of Republicans think Mrs. Clinton was trying to hide her e-mails from oversight; 20 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of unaffiliated voters agree. The survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters was conducted on March 4-5.

There are negative findings elsewhere, in the meantime.



“Hillary Clinton’s troubles are costing her politically, as potential Republican presidential rivals have inched closer to her in 2016 matchups,” states a new McClatchy-Marist poll. “The former secretary of state fell below the crucial 50 percent level of support in one-on-one matchups against Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker, and she was barely above that benchmark against Rand Paul, Rick Perry and Ted Cruz.”

She’s not losing, but the findings suggest it’s getting close. The McClatchy-Marist poll found that Mrs. Clinton won the support of 48 percent of registered U.S. voters - compared to 44 percent who favored Mr. Walker. Against Mr. Bush, Mrs. Clinton garnered 49 percent of the vote, compared to 42 percent for Mr. Bush. The results were the same in her match with Mr. Rubio, 49 percent to 42 percent, respectively. In previous eras, Mrs. Clinton was routinely charting above a 60 percent favorabilty rating in multiple surveys.

 

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