Clinton Maintains Lead in New NBC-Survey Monkey Poll

WASHINGTON  — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is holding on to her six point lead (47% to 41%) over Republican Donald Trump despite the announcement by Federal Bureau of Investigations director James Comey last week that the agency was looking into more emails that could be "pertinent" to the investigation of the private email server Clinton used while she was Secretary of State.

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

That comes despite the finding that 55% of respondents to the poll of likely voters said her alleged mishandling of classified email was an important issue. Forty-four percent said it is more of a distraction.

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

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.