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CBS NEWS POLL

Hillary Clinton: The Email Controversy


March 21-24, 2015
Q18a. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard
enough about Hillary Clinton yet to have an opinion?

Favorable
Not favorable
Undecided
Haven't heard enough
Refused

TOTAL RESPONDENTS
Total Rep
Dem
%
%
%
26
4
55
37
72
9
19
12
18
17
11
17
2
1
1

Ind
%
19
36
23
20
2

Nov13c
%
38
33
20
8
*

Q29. Do you think Hillary Clinton has strong qualities of leadership, or not?

Yes
No
Don't know/No answer

57
38
5

29
67
4

84
12
4

Jul07a
76
19
4

55
40
5

Q30. Do you think Hillary Clinton is honest and trustworthy, or not?


Honest and trustworthy
Not honest and trustworthy
Don't know/No answer

42
47
11

14
78
9

77
16
8

34
52
14

Q31. How much do you think Hillary Clinton cares about the needs and problems of people like
yourself--a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
May08b
#

A lot
Some
Not much
Not at all
Don't know/No answer
#among registered voters

22
34
15
24
6

5
28
26
35
6

40
42
6
7
5

18
31
15
29
8

31
42
13
12
2

Q33. How much have you heard or read about Hillary Clintons exclusive use of a personal email
address and server for work-related matters while she was Secretary of State a lot, some, or not
much?
TOTAL RESPONDENTS
Total Rep
Dem Ind
%
%
%
%
40
46
40
37
29
33
28
27
27
19
31
29
3
1
1
5
1
1
1

A lot
Some
Not much
Nothing at all
Don't know/No answer

Q34. Do you think it was appropriate or not appropriate for Hillary Clinton to exclusively use a
personal email address and server for work while she was Secretary of State?
Appropriate
Not appropriate
Don't know/No answer

25
62
12

12
80
8

43
44
13

22
64
14

Q38. Has Hillary Clintons exclusive use of a personal email address and server for work while she was
Secretary of State made your opinion of her better, made your opinion worse, or has this not affected
your opinion of Hillary Clinton?
Better
Worse
No effect
Don't know/No answer

3
29
65
2

*
49
50
1

6
14
78
1

3
28
65
4

Q35. Do you think Hillary Clinton used a personal email address and server for work while she was
Secretary of State mostly because it was convenient or mostly to try and keep some work-related
information from becoming public?
Convenient
Keep work info from being public
Don't know/No answer

49
38
13

30
62
8

65
22
13

49
36
15

Q37. Are you mostly satisfied or mostly dissatisfied with Hillary Clintons explanation about why she
used a personal email address and server for work while she was Secretary of State?
Mostly Satisfied
Mostly dissatisfied
Don't know/No answer

42
40
18

17
72
12

68
17
15

(*) = percentage is less than 0.5

Total Respondents

Unweighted
1023

Weighted

38
39
23

Total Republicans
Total Democrats
Total independents

270
293
460

240
297
486

(23%)
(29%)
(48%)