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Most Voters Agree With Timing of FBI’s Clinton Announcement

FBI Director James Comey dropped a political bombshell last week when he publicly notified Congress that the FBI is reopening its criminal investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material while secretary of State. President Obama, Clinton and legislators in both parties have criticized Comey's timing, but most voters approve of what he did. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 1-2, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 1-2, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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