A Monmouth University poll of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters revealed that Hillary Clinton has lost nearly “one-third of her support among likely Democratic primary voters since news broke of her use of a private email system while at the State Department.” The Washington Free Beacon,
That means that almost one-third of those initially supporting Clinton for the Democratic nomination has now turned away from her. The sharpest drop off in Clinton supporters occurred over the last month, as the share of Democrats backing the former secretary of state has declined by 10 percent since August.
Meanwhile, support for competitor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has nearly tripled since April. Currently, 20 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say they will vote for Sanders.
Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially announce a 2016 White House bid, has also experienced a boost, particularly over the last month. The share of Democratic voters backing Biden has grown from 12 percent in August to 22 percent in September, almost doubling.