Source: USA Today Politics
Bernie Sanders was on to something, it seems.
Most Americans say they also are “tired” of hearing about Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of private emails during her tenure as secretary of State, according to a new poll out Wednesday from Monmouth University Polling Institute.
The poll, released one day before Clinton faces questions from a special committee investigating the Benghazi attacks, finds that 59% of the public are tired of the issue and only 32% think it’s something the media should continue to cover.
A majority (52%) also believe the Benghazi panel is more interested in going after the Clinton than in getting the facts about the 2012 terrorist attacks on a diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya (32%).
During last week’s Democratic presidential debate, Sanders declared that people were “sick and tired” of hearing about Clinton’s “damn emails” and wanted to focus on instead on pressing economic issues.
While a majority of those surveyed also say Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her State Department employment was mainly a matter of convenience, nearly half (48%) say she has been less than honest in her later explanations about the emails.
“Bernie Sanders was right. America has heard enough,” said Patrick Murray, the polling institute’s director. “Hillary Clinton’s testimony tomorrow can either cement that view or open up a new can of worms. Right now, it looks like the public is more inclined to side with Clinton when she goes up against the House committee.”