Clinton Maintains Lead in Latest NBC/Survey Monkey Poll

Comey email announcement dose not appear to cut into support

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is holding on to her six point lead (47% to 41%) over Republican Donald Trump despite the announcement by FBI director James Comey last week that the FBI was looking into more e-mails that could be "pertinent" to the investigation of Clinton’s private e-mail server.

That is according to the latest NBC News/Survey Monkey tracking poll.

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The finding came despite the fact that 55% of poll respondents of likely voters say it is an important issue. Forty-four percent say it is more a distraction.

The survey was conducted Oct. 24-30 online among a national sample of 40,816 likely voters.