New Data Shows Comey Likely Had Little To Do With Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss

The New York Times recently published a piece by Nate Cohn in which the author speculates that FBI Director James Comey’s now-infamous October 28th letter might not have had much to do with Hillary Clinton’s election fortunes after all.

His evidence? Polling data separated by when polls were taken versus when they were released:

…it’s now clear that Mrs. Clinton was weaker heading into Oct. 28 than was understood at the time. Several other polls were conducted over the same period that showed Mr. Trump gaining quickly on Mrs. Clinton in the days ahead of the Comey letter. And the timing of these polls — particularly the gap between when they were taken and when they were released — has probably helped to exaggerate the effect of Mr. Comey’s letter on the presidential race.

The prevailing theory is that Comey’s letter informing members of Congress that he was briefly re-opening the Clinton email investigation in light of new evidence caused Clinton’s poll numbers to drop. This drop was allegedly enough to cost her the election, and was supposedly seen in the polls in the 11 days following October 28th….

Source: New Data Shows Comey Likely Had Little To Do With Hillary Clinton’s Election Loss | Daily Wire

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