Poll: Most say lack of Clinton press conferences won't affect vote
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A new poll shows most voters are unconcerned by the controversy over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Bill Clinton hospitalized with sepsis We have a presidential leadership crisis — and it's only going to get worse MORE not holding a press conference this year.

Fifty-one percent said Clinton's decision on whether to hold a press conference would not impact their vote, according to a Morning Consult survey released Monday.


Just over a quarter of voters, 27 percent, say it makes them less likely to support Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

The poll also found that 44 percent say it does not alter their opinion of Clinton, while 35 percent say it gives them a less favorable view of her.

Clinton has not held a formal press conference in over 250 days, a decision which has sparked criticism from Republicans as well as pressure from members of the media who cover her campaign.

But the controversy doesn't appear to be resonating with voters, the poll found.

Forty-three percent say they have noticed that Clinton hasn't conducted a press conference since Dec. 4, 2015. But more than half of respondents, 57 percent, say they haven't heard much about the controversy.

Clinton's campaign has downplayed the issue, noting that she has done televised interviews and has sat down with other journalists during that stretch.

Clinton earlier this month fielded some questions at a joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in Washington, D.C.

Clinton took 10 minutes of questions from NABJ and NAHJ members during the event, which was attended by more than 1,500 journalists.

Some journalists at the event also applauded during her remarks.

The working press was not permitted to ask Clinton questions during that appearance.

Morning Consult's latest poll interviewed 2,001 registered voters from Aug. 11 to 14. It has a 2 percentage point margin of error.