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Clinton, Trump tied in national poll

Hillary Clinton's poll numbers have taken a noticeable hit since FBI director James B. Comey called her use of a private email server "extremely careless." Although the FBI ultimately recommended no charges against her, Clinton has lost her lead on Donald Trump nationally and is tied with him, 40 points to 40 points, in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll released Thursday.

Clinton's major struggle will be to convince the electorate she can be trusted; a whole 67 percent of voters now say they do not believe Clinton is honest or trustworthy, a number that has spiked five points since before the FBI's recommendation. Trump also faces massive amounts of distrust, at 62 percent, but his number has stayed constant throughout his various controversies and fact-checks.

Only 28 percent of voters now hold a positive view of Clinton, down from 33 percent a month ago.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus three points and was conducted between July 8 and 12 on cellphones and landlines, surveying 1,358 registered voters.