The Eghazi frenzy that political reporters and, of course, Republicans have
been whipping up is falling flat everywhere else. At least that's what the
latest CNN/Gallup poll [pdf] on Hillary Clinton's email practices as Secretary
of State tells us.
Clinton still has a 53 percent approval rating, which is pretty damned hard to
beat among politicians these days (except by her husband, who 65 percent of
the voting public still likes, a lot). Fifty-seven percent say she is "someone
you would be proud to have as president." The split on whether or not Eghazi
is a serious thing: 51 percent say somewhat or very serious, 48 percent say
not really a big deal, and about the same percentages for "did [51 percent] or
did not [47 percent] do anything wrong by using a personal email address and
home-based server to send and receive emails while she served as Secretary of
But the bottom line really is whether or not it matters at all to voters when
it comes to voting for her for president. And it really doesn't.
Fifty-two percent say it's just not all that relevant "to her character or her
ability to serve ...