A majority of Americans feel that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s explanation for why she used a private email server to conduct business at the State Department was not adequate, according to a new CNN poll released on Monday.
The poll found that 46 percent of Americans felt Clinton’s explanation was enough while 51 percent said she had not done enough. The poll’s findings come less than a week after Clinton, speaking at the United Nations, explained that she chose to use her personal email account out of convenience. She said using her personal account let her use just one device for communications, instead of the two that separate accounts would have required.
But Americans are virtually tied on whether Clinton using a personal email account was a serious problem, the poll found. Fifty-one percent of those surveyed said that it was a “somewhat serious problem” while 48 percent said it was not a serious issue or even not an issue at all.
A larger majority, 57 percent, said that they would be proud if Clinton became president.
Over the weekend comedian Bill Maher panned the Clinton email scandal as “stupid infantile bullshit from our stupid infantile press.”