It’s unclear whether security breaches occurred. But the controversy is taking a short-term political toll on Clinton, according to our analytics parter Zignal Labs.
Over the last five days, there were nearly 400,000 mentions of Clinton on social, traditional and broadcast media. The former first lady was discussed most on Twitter, where 25 percent of the chatter was about the email server (the same percentage as on broadcast TV).
More troublesome for Hillary, however, was that 75 percent of that coverage skewed negative — a result, Zignal says, of chatter about the email server and the challenge Bernie Sanders’ upstart campaign.
The words “emails,” “FBI,” and “secret” — not things a presidential candidate wants, we’d imagine — are prominent in the chatter around Clinton for the last five days: