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Poll: Most think Clinton server broke law

EMILY SWANSON
Associated Press

Washington – — Most voters say they think Hillary Clinton broke the law by using a private email address on a personal server while she was secretary of state, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

The poll was conducted before the FBI announced Friday it will investigate whether there is classified information in newly uncovered emails related to its probe of her private server. Those emails were not from her server.

The poll also finds that relatively few Americans are paying close attention to news about hacked emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman posted online by the organization WikiLeaks.

Just over half of likely voters in the poll — 52 percent — think Clinton’s use of a private email server broke the law, including 40 percent who say she did it intentionally.

Another 41 percent think she showed poor judgment despite doing nothing illegal, while just 6 percent think she did nothing wrong. Half of voters say her use of a private email server makes them less likely to vote for her.

Clinton has consistently struggled with perceptions that she is dishonest. Just a third of Americans say Clinton is at least somewhat honest, and nearly half say she is at least somewhat corrupt. But Trump performs about equally poorly on assessments of his honesty, and only slightly fewer consider him corrupt.

Less than 4 in 10 voters say they’ve heard a lot about or are bothered a lot by the contents of emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta being released by WikiLeaks.

Still, 44 percent say they’re less likely to vote for her because of hacked information about what she said during private speeches for which she has long refused to release transcripts.

About the same percentage — 45 percent — say they’re less likely to vote for Trump because he has not released his tax returns.