THE PEOPLE VS. JAMES COMEY: ON CLINTON
FBI Director James Comey shook up the United States when he made the announcement that the FBI would not pursue charges against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, polling suggests that the majority of Americans disagree with that decision. A poll surveying both Democrats and Republicans found that Americans were in favor of an indictment by a margin of 56% - 35%. Despite those numbers, more than half (58%) of polled Americans said the issue would not sway their vote one way or another in the upcoming election. By breaking down the survey, we see that the opinions were strongly partisan. About 90% of Republicans surveyed wanted charges brought against the former Secretary of State, while only 30% of Democrats wanted that. Furthermore, 47% of Republicans said the issue would sway their vote while only 10% of Democrats said the same.