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Is Hillary Clinton trustworthy? 'Yes,' Patrick Murphy says without hesitation



By Alex Daugherty, Miami Herald

U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy did not waffle when asked if he thinks Hillary Clinton is trustworthy.

"Yes," he told a Miami Herald reporter without hesitation at a South Miami campaign stop Tuesday evening.

That was far different from New Hampshire Democratic Senate candidate and Gov. Maggie Hassan, who dodged the same question earlier Tuesday when asked three separate times if she thought Clinton was trustworthy. Her campaign later clarified that Hassan does see Clinton as honest.

Clinton, who is up in most head-to-head Florida polls against Donald Trump, is struggling to shed her reputation as untrustworthy among voters. Just 11 percent of voters in a recent national NBC poll describe Clinton as honest and trustworthy. Another national Economist/YouGov poll stated that fewer than a third of likely voters consider Clinton trustworthy.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 10:36pm]


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