It was not a good week for Hillary Clinton.
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza declared Clinton had the "worst week in Washington" after the campaign experienced "collapsing poll numbers on the eve of actual votes" in Iowa and New Hampshire.
"Bill Clinton Questioning Hillary Clinton's Super Tuesday Plan," Politico wrote Thursday in a detailed report on how the former president has been in "almost daily" contact with campaign manager Robby Mook over whether Hillary Clinton is really as prepped and ready as she needs to be to fend off a primary challenge from Sanders.
Polls in Iowa, increasingly show Sanders closing the gap with Clinton, putting into serious question whether the former secretary of state can escape the curse of her 2008 caucus meltdown even as her campaign has hustled to build an extensive grassroots operation from rural Dickinson County to Polk County, home of Des Moines.
With just one week to go until Iowa, even observers on the ground are admitting that Sanders's ground game looks like it has finally caught up to Clinton's.
"She learned her lesson and she said she was not going to be outworked this time, but again, Sanders has more enthusiasm. That might be what we see on caucus night," said Timothy Hagle, an expert on the caucus process in Iowa and a professor of political science at the University of Iowa. "Every time there is a dump of emails, it hurts her."
In New Hampshire, a CNN poll Tuesday showed Sanders with a staggering 27-point lead.
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