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    US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's negative rating has for the first time surpassed that of her Republican rival Donald Trump, the latest polls indicate.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Clinton is seen unfavorably by as many as 60 percent of voters, while Trump's negative rating stands at 58 percent, according to Monday's ABC News/Washington Post poll.

    The day before, the two nominees' negative ratings were identical at 59 percent.

    Clinton lost her edge after the latest iteration of the email scandal on Friday. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey told the US Congress in a letter that the bureau had found additional emails relevant to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server for official correspondence during her time as secretary of state.

    Clinton has been heavily criticized over the irresponsible exposure of possibly sensitive information, while Comey has been criticized for making the announcement less than two weeks before the November 8 presidential election.

    Despite rising unpopularity, Clinton maintained her 6 percentage point lead over Trump during the past week, according to Monday's NBC News weekly poll.

    Voter support for Clinton was 47 percent while Trump's came to 41 percent between October 24-30, largely unchanged from the week before.

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