NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd said Hillary Clinton's donors are "panicking" over the Democratic candidate's sinking poll numbers.
As questions linger over the former secretary of state's exclusive use of a private email server to conduct official government business, Clinton appears to have, once again, reached a "new bottom," and it's causing her donors to "panic," Todd said.
“A month ago when she was having bad poll numbers, when it was starting to go down, one of the things they [the Clinton campaign] hung their hat on is, ‘Well, as bad as her numbers may look, she’s still in better shape when matched up against any one Republican,'" Todd said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
But, Todd noted, that's not necessarily the case anymore.
“Suddenly if her electability is in question, then that’s when the handwringing truly begins and when donors start panicking," Todd added. "And I think they are panicking.”
As recently as a few months ago, Clinton was leading in many national and state Democratic primary polls, as well as in many hypothetical match-ups between her and potential Republican nominees, including former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and billionaire businessman Donald Trump.
But Clinton's Democratic rival Sen. Bernie Sanders now leads her in New Hampshire polls and, most recently, jumped ahead of her in Iowa. Clinton's decline also comes amid increased speculation that Vice President Joe Biden could join the race as well, though Biden has repeatedly said that he doesn't know if he's prepared to run in the aftermath of the death of his son, Beau.
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