Did the FBI’s reopening of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail probe change voter opinions of the Democratic nominee? Not directly, according to the latest iteration of the Washington Post/ABC News tracking poll, but it might have boosted Donald Trump in comparison. Despite an avalanche of ugly allegations and headlines since late September, Trump has actually gained in estimation of honesty and trustworthiness, and now leads Hillary by eight points on that quality measure.
Overall, the race is still tied up, hardly changed over the last five days in this series:
"A 59 percent majority of likely voters disapprove of Clinton’s handling of questions about her use of personal email while secretary of state. This number, however, is no higher than
However, Trump has opened up an eight-point advantage over Clinton on which candidate is more honest and trustworthy, leading 46 to 38 percent among likely voters. The two candidates were tied on this measure the last time a Post-ABC poll asked the question in September; when asked individually, past polls found majorities seeing each candidate as dishonest.
the 60 percent who disapproved just over one week ago, before the FBI’s announcement Friday that it may examine additional emails after previously closing its investigation in June."