Poll: Clinton drops 10 points in 5 days
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP warns Graham letter to Pelosi on impeachment could 'backfire' Hillary Clinton praises former administration officials who testified before House as 'gutsy women' Third-quarter fundraising sets Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg apart MORE is dragging her feet into the first Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday, dropping 10 points in less than a week, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.


While Clinton enjoyed 51 percent support among Democratic voters in the poll’s Oct. 4 iteration, that number dipped to 41 percent on Oct. 9.

Both Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' MORE (I-Vt.) and Vice President Biden, who has yet to announce whether he will run for president, gained supporters from Clinton’s loss.

Sanders's support increased from 24 percent to 28 percent over the same time frame, and Biden's jumped from 16 percent to 20 percent support.

Clinton, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination when she launched her campaign in June, has faced sagging poll numbers in the face of continuous criticism for her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of State.

Clinton has apologized and turned over work-related emails to the State Department, which is making them public in bunches.

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyCNN catches heat for asking candidates about Ellen, Bush friendship at debate The Hill's Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions Trump says Gowdy can't join his legal team 'for a couple months' MORE (R-S.C.) said he will release an additional batch of Clinton emails purporting to show her foreign policy in Libya was influenced by special interests.

Democrats are again accusing the panel of politicizing the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) linked the committee’s work to Clinton’s  poll numbers.

The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted Oct. 9 and includes 624 respondents. The margin of error is 4.5 points.