In articles published this week and linked to below, Washington Post columnists Michael Gerson and Ruth Marcus consider the implications of recent poll results and State Department e-mail developments.

Gerson reports that one official has the month of August to right her listing campaign. Gerson doesn’t really buy it.

Marcus writes that the allegation that classified information was improperly transmitted on Clinton’s private e-mail server — is, or should be, a non-scandal. Still, it’s a mess of Clinton’s own making.