National Politics - 2016

Email Scandal Not Hurting Hillary Clinton … Yet

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL FAVORITE STILL OUTPOLLING GOP RIVALS …  || By FITSNEWS ||  The first wave of bad press resulting from former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s email scandal doesn’t appear to have done much damage to her 2016 presidential ambitions. According to the results of a new CNN/ ORC…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  The first wave of bad press resulting from former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s email scandal doesn’t appear to have done much damage to her 2016 presidential ambitions.

According to the results of a new CNN/ ORC survey, Clinton still enjoys double digit leads over every potential 2016 “Republican” nominee.

In a hypothetical head-to-head general election matchup, the CNN/ORC poll found Clinton leading U.S. Senator Rand Paul by a 54-43 percent spread.  Early GOP frontrunners Jeb Bush and Scott Walker?  The both trail Clinton by a 55-40 spread, while neurosurgeon Ben Carson – who has polled just behind Bush and Walker – trails Clinton by a 56-40 margin.

The CNN/ORC survey – which has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points – surveyed 1,009 U.S. adults between March 13-15.  That’s a full week after the Clinton email scandal broke in wide circulation.

“Though Clinton’s favorability rating has taken a hit recently, her prospects in 2016 appear largely unchanged compared to polls conducted before news broke about her use of a personal email address and home-based server while serving as secretary of state,” CNN’s polling director Jennifer Agiesta wrote.

Hmmmmm …

“Republicans” are relying on U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy to drive the congressional investigation into Clinton’s email scandal as part of his ongoing probe into the September 11, 2012 attack of an American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.

So far Gowdy has said he wants Clinton to appear before his panel twice – once in private to discuss her emails and once in public to discuss the Benghazi attack.

Based on these polling numbers, it would appear Gowdy has his work cut out for him …

Meanwhile, Democrats are hoping to hit Clinton on the scandal as it relates to her crony capitalist leanings and recent affinity for warmongering.  That would seem to us the more advantageous line of criticism.


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GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

DRUDGE has this: POLL: Dem support for Hill softens… SHOCK: 54% of Dems want fresh face…

I think, based on track record, I know who to give more credibility….but I’d Love for FITS to be right.

Hillary is excruciating to listen to…and she is even worse on the stump…

Rock On Hill…I hope they nominate you based ONLY on the Clinton name…

Rocky March 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

And from this you equate that if she’s the nominee 54% of Dems won’t turn out to vote for her? You’re an idiot. You could find the same polls around Romney, McCain in years past and Bush now. Simple fact, she’s whipping your @$$ daily – and Wil was bing kind – it’s not just that it didn’t hurt her in polling, she actually doubled her margins in some cases. “Those things you do – stick to your candidates like glue.”

Slim Pickins March 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

Hahaha! You guys don’t have a chance….

GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

When you get as big a F*#king loser as Obama elected twice…I CERTAINLY understand the arrogance.

Jan March 19, 2015 at 11:49 am Reply
#Winning March 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton Clinton…

Tom March 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

Yes, Drudge, Fox etc. etc. Those polls are the reason you were so sure there would be a President Perry, President Palin, President Gingrich, and President Santorum. And why the Fake News Network actually though Romney had a chance in 2012.

Bible Thumper March 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Ask Israeli Prime minister Isaac Herzog about polls.

GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 1:24 pm


Every time I read a post by BT, I like this person more. Sorry I castigated you earlier for being too friendly to insurgents. You have your head in the right place, even if we disagree a little on the treatment of dangerous people…

Please accept my apologies. I’ve become very cynical from posting around most on here…You certainly deserve the respect as one who gets it. We need more like you on this site.

Rocky March 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Herzog wasn’t leading by 15% running against a guy last named Bush.

Scooter March 19, 2015 at 8:23 pm

As bad as it is, I had rather listen to her than to look her. That face would make a
freight train take a dirt road.

Rocky March 19, 2015 at 11:22 am

And in this lies the problem. If you attack Hillary – you look like a bully and people will rally to her side. Attack her husband, a near-mythical figure as a former President, people rally to their side. The only recourse is to engage her in a true policy debate, assuming the American people will support your policy views. Jeb is living a simple reality with his peers in the House, Senate and Talk Radio – “the things you do, stick to me like glue.”

GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

Mythology worked for you in ’08 and ’12…I don’t blame you for sticking with it…..LMAO…

But Obama had one BIG advantage, Hill ain’t got…

Rocky March 19, 2015 at 11:36 am

Count up the likes on these posts here between us – you see Senor Tango – people vote you full of crap, by not selecting Like on your lies, and selecting Like, on my truths. So I’m done kicking your ass for right now. I have other more important things to do. Maybe around 5:00. Bye bye now.

GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 11:38 am

This site is INFESTED w/ Liberals..

But so is just about any other data you swill…

Tom March 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

You tell him T. You can’t trust facts. If you could why would they make Republicans look so bad?

GrandTango March 19, 2015 at 1:26 pm

When you make up “facts” from your delusions, like liberals, you are right. You cannot trust them…

shifty henry March 20, 2015 at 12:49 am

I don’t even bother to down-vote the TangoGroup any more — I just skip over them. That is unless I’m in the mood to drop a ‘zzzap’ on them taken from an old barrel I keep in the barn.

Mom March 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

It appears there are no adults running for President. I guess I’m going to have to run.

idcydm March 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

Go for it, can’t be any worse than the players we have now.

idcydm March 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

You just can’t fix stupid.

Tom March 19, 2015 at 11:47 am

Well we can try. We successfully kept it out of the White House in 2008 and 2012, maybe we can do the same again.

idcydm March 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

Buyer beware, you can tell a politician is lying by watching their mouth move.

BozoPolitico March 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Really? Did you hear the low denominator jive talk he was putting out at the Benedict appearance? Tote that water for Alfred E Obama.

Jack March 19, 2015 at 12:49 pm

In 2008 the alternative was an old man who had faced cancer with a vice presidential nominee who has to be the dumbest women on earth.
In 2012 the GOP offered a sleaze ball, who would say anything to get elected and who admitted did not give a crap what happened to the bottom 42% of the people in the country.
I’ll take what we have over those options any day of the week.
Since Bush Left office
Stock Market up.
Unemployment down
Housing Prices Up
monthly job creation way up
Inflation adjust income of the middle class up for the fist time since the Clinton years.

BozoPolitico March 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm

The country was in such bad shape my 14 year old son could have improved it. Let’s not give this Puppet in Chief more credit than he’s due.

what are you smoking March 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Oh look more warped stats. Unemployment is down only because of the fewer number of people that claim, or are qualified to receive, benefits not from a lower number of people actually out of work. Job creation is only up because the government keeps adding jobs, not the private sectors. Eventually that will collapse because when you have 50% supporting the other 50% that work in government, but actually bring in no taxable revenue, the shit is going to hit the fan and everything will collapse. Housing is only up to from a few years ago when they fell under the same president, but they aren’t up to where they were under Bush. You forgot to mention how much higher gas is now from when Bush left office, or how much more goods cost.

Fecal Matters March 19, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Anyone who doesn’t believe Valerie Jarrett was behind it deserves to be lied to.

shifty henry March 20, 2015 at 12:58 am

She is a true disciple of Svengali…..

Todd March 19, 2015 at 12:37 pm

I’m a republican but this is scandal is STUPID. How many credit cards do you have in your wallet? Have you ever accidentally used your company card? If so, I bet you wrote a check to your boss and moved on. No big deal. If a republican candidate jumps on this bandwagon I’m not voting for them.

BS March 19, 2015 at 2:02 pm

so you are comparing “accidentally used your company card”, to refusing to use a government email address and protected server? Also when you “accidentally used your company card” and pay your boss back, you didn’t hide it from them did you? Well her boss is all of the American people and she is hiding it from them. No you are not really a republican, you are lying about that to over look this, and yes it is a big deal for NSA and transparency, and a whole bunch of other shit. This woman cant manage 2 email accounts yet thinks she can run a country? Someone like you will give her the chance I guess.

shifty henry March 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

Her crooked shit (and her hubbie’s) go back before the Whitewater scandal. They will never change their ways. They leave a trail of slime with every step they take.

erneba March 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

In the long run, when the Republican nomination begins to center around one candidate, the race will close, but probably still in favor of Clinton.
The objective then will be for the Republicans to try to sway that small percentage of voters in the middle that Hillary Clinton is not the person for them. If the current HRC email scandal is not dismissed soon, it will begin to hurt her. Her soft supporters in the middle will begin to fade.

All Democrats have gathered to support Hillary, the lone Democrat with a chance, while the Republicans have a few candidates that are still in the race. There is no central focus at this point for Republicans.

Go figure March 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Of course this illegal incident hasn’t holding her back. There are a lot of idiots that are
still going to vote for her only because they think a woman (even if it’s the wrong
woman) in office is best for this country. What I really want to know is why when a few men refused to answer a bunch of questions there was a congressional hearing to try to get to the bottom of it, yet Hillary does it and they don’t bring her in, and seem to
accept her story to them being deleted. Oh yeah did I mention one had nothing to do with the government, while Hillary’s involved a senior member of the government.
What was the first one you ask? Steroids in MLB. That’s right Mark Maguire and
company got hauled in for some politicians to get some face time, and waste the
countries money as usual, for something they had no business even looking into,
yet close to 40,000 missing work related emails on a personal account and server from a
Clinton and no one cares to find out what happened. Both parties are corrupt and this bitch has no qualifications to be president. Her biggest contribution has been to play a role in her husband getting a BJ from an intern in office so SNL can have some funny skits about it, then she “moved” to NY where she could win an election, even though she never lived there, and she couldn’t win where she was from. I guess just like usual the Clintons are playing by their own rules.

Go figure March 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

And please let me clarify, if you genuinely believe in her and her positions and want to vote for her, I am not calling you an idiot. That is 100% your right and what its all supposed to be about. But if you vote for her only because she is a woman then I am calling you out (even though its still your right). I believe a woman would make an excellent president, but the right woman and no Haley isn’t it, nor was Palin

Scooter March 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm

A as ugly as home made sin.

Republican Follies March 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

If Republicans are depending on a PRICK like Trey Gowdytotake Hillary dis ,

She is IN like Flynn!

Christian LeBlanc March 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm

I’ll be shocked if Hillary gets the nomination regardless of Servergate. But it does give the Dems a way to ease her under the bus in the name of ethics.

Scooter March 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Damn, if that isn’t one fat ugly woman!

Comrade1917 March 22, 2015 at 7:47 pm



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