Did Hillary use her private email server (that was apparently hosted out of the bathroom of a Democrat crony [I am not making this up.]) to illegally host classified documents? Almost definitely. Did she have it erased in order to hide the evidence? Almost definitely. Does it matter electorally? No.
To Republicans and their distant cousins, the Conservative Right, Hillary’s dishonesty doesn’t matter because as bad as it is, it is not nearly as destructive as the policies she would impose as president. The massive expansion of National Government power under Bush and Obama would not only continue under a Clinton Presidency but accelerate. She has already proposed “free” college and is eagerly looking for more “free” stuff to feed the bottomless Democrat appetite for entitlements. She proposes even more regulatory intrusion into private business so she can offer the feminists more pay than men even if they gravitate toward lower paying jobs and work fewer hours than men do.
Add to that all of the bad policies of the Obama administration – making energy prices necessarily skyrocket, fundamentally transforming America through the mass importation of cheap foreign labor – and it’s unlikely Hillary would receive much support from people who understand economics, common sense, and history (i.e. Conservatives) even if her honesty and ethics were beyond reproach.
To Democrats and their socialist siblings, her dishonesty does not matter for precisely the same reason. The only things that matter to the Democrat base is that Republicans lose and that more of other people’s money (OPM) be spent on them . They have an endless list of things they would like other people to pay for: health care, child care, post-secondary education, mandatory paid vacations, a “living wage” which we may summarize as FSFTG. And any Democrat that promises those things will have their support.
Democrats re-elected Ted Kennedy six times after he killed a woman. Breaking national security laws is small potatoes to them.
Hillary’s poll numbers haven’t slipped among Democrats because she violated the laws she swore an oath to uphold. They’ve slipped because a pure Marxist – Bernie Sanders – is promising to spend even more OPM and give them even more FSFTG. People like Bernie Sanders look at what’s going on in Venezuela and think, “That’s great. We need some of that.”