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We reported on the email, but this gives it some more context.

Via NY Post:

Hillary Clinton’s allies poll-tested whether voters would be put off by Barack Obama’s ties to Islam in the 2008 Democratic primary election, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks.

Specifically, Clinton’s friends sought reaction from voters to this statement about the then-senator from Illinois: “Obama’s father was a Muslim and Obama grew up among Muslims in the world’s most populous Islamic country.”

The revelation comes from the personal emails of John Podesta, a close Clinton confidant and now the chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential election campaign.

Podesta is cc’d on a January 2008 email chain — titled “McCain Survey” — though he doesn’t appear to make any comment one way or the other. John McCain was the eventual Republican nominee that year.

The surveying appears to have been performed by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a Democratic polling firm in Washington.

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