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NBC’s Chuck Todd said that Hillary Clinton’s donors are “panicking,” as her poll numbers continue to fall among Democratic voters, and she now trails in hypothetical match-ups against Jeb Bush and Ben Carson.

Todd appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and made his comments after Joe Scarborough said that last month was one of the “worst months” for Clinton—or that any candidate has had in the month of August—that he could remember. Todd replied:

Every time you think, okay, when is she at bottom, it feels like there’s a new bottom.  We can use the caveats all we want—oh these general election numbers, how meaningful are they now? A month ago, when she was having bad poll numbers, when it was starting to go down, one of the things they hung their hat on is, well, as bad as her numbers may look, she’s still in better shape when matched up against any Republican. Well, that’s not happening anymore. This is just pile after pile after pile. She had bad primary numbers, but you can explain it away with Sanders. But suddenly if electability is in question, well that’s when the hand-wringing truly begins and donors start panicking. And I think they are panicking.

Todd isn’t the only member of the liberal media to comment on Clinton’s problems.

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza wrote yesterday that while he knows there won’t be a vote of any sort cast until January and that Bernie Sanders is no Barack Obama, Clinton still has a big problem:

But I also know that there is now a realistic — if not strong — chance that Sanders will win the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. And that Vice President Biden enters the race and circles the South Carolina primary as his place to take down Clinton (and Sanders). Add those things up and there’s plenty of reason for some stomach-churning at Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters.

That stomach-churning isn’t likely to end any time soon as Clinton continues to maintain that she didn’t do anything wrong when she used a private email server while serving as Secretary of State, and that she didn’t send or receive classified emails on that server despite growing evidence to the contrary.


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