When asked if her email practices were illegal, 46 percent of respondents said yes, compared with 23 percent who said using a private server was improper but not illegal. "And that's not just a huge loss for our democracy, it is a threat to it", Clinton charged. But the political damage had been done.
But despite not feeling the love, Clinton can take some solace in that almost two-thirds of Americans think she'll win the election. In that case, Trump bests Clinton 41-36 percent, with 7 percent for Johnson and 4 percent for Stein.
These and other polls suggest the November election could turn on any number of factors - ranging from how undecided voters trend to whether Bernie Sanders supporters come around to Clinton to whether disaffected conservatives get on board with Trump.
Polling by Quinnipiac University of voters in Pennsylvania, Florida and OH similarly showed Clinton losing support. Health care where the poll shows Clinton holds the advantage was listed as very or extremely important by 74 percent.
The narrowing of the race coincides with the FBI closing the investigation into Clinton's email use while secretary of state.
A national poll by Marist College for the McClatchy newspapers, for example, showed Trump with 39% versus 42% for Clinton.
Swing state polling looks better.. "Trump is a serious danger, folks".
The New York Times/CBS survey released on Thursday found that 67 percent of voters believe Clinton is not honest or trustworthy - up from 62 percent last month. Each candidate is also winning the support of eight in ten of their party's voters. Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump by six points in June, but now they are dead even, each getting the support of 40 percent of registered voters nationwide. Their spot, entitled "Speak", featured numerous same lines from Trump and it showed regular people mouthing the words that came out of Trump's mouth. About 3 in 10 say they trust Trump to do that, 3 in 10 say Clinton, and just over 3 in 10 say they trust neither one.
Donald Trump is now winning more of the white evangelical vote than 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday.
OH voters questioned over the past week expressed disenchantment about their current status, with majorities saying they were "falling further and further behind economically", that "the old ways don't work and it's time for radical change" and that "public officials 'don't care much what people like me think'". "Although he is winning among white voters, who are mainly Republican, victory in Florida will be a very hard lift for him if he can't do better among non-white voters". Its latest poll had margin of error of about 3 percentage points.
A trio of state-specific polls show Donald Trump leading or tied in the crucial battleground states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.