“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd issued a word of warning to Hillary Clinton, explaining “there’s never a good day to have bad poll numbers, but this is a bad day to have bad poll numbers” because Joe Biden is going on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Thursday.
Todd, appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, was discussing the 19-point swing in Clinton’s poll numbers in Iowa.
Joe Scarborough: [Sanders] leading in New Hampshire … and now leading in Iowa, which was supposed to be Hillary’s sort of firewall. “She’s going to be great in Iowa because she’s well organized in Iowa, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera,” and there’s been an 18, 19-point swing over the past month or two in Iowa. You start going down the list, and if Hillary loses Iowa and Hillary loses New Hampshire — nobody has ever won the nomination, as Bob Beckel was saying, without winning one of those two.
Chuck Todd: By the way, there’s never a good day to have bad poll numbers, but this is a really bad day to have bad poll numbers, where Joe Biden is going to be doing Colbert. He’s going to be coming up here talking about $15 minimum wage, hanging out with Andrew Cuomo, who is going to probably poke at the former junior senator from New York, and then, you know, Colbert’s got his easy opening question, “Look at this: why isn’t Hillary Clinton appealing?”