The email scandal that is threatening to upset Hillary Clinton's campaign to be president could, in fact, help her, according to one analyst.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has announced it has re-opened its probe in to emails related to the private server of the Democratic nominee.
The pick-up of the FBI's investigation has boosted support for Republican rival Donald Trump, closing the reported nine-point lead Hillary Clinton held over her rival as recently as last week.
Real Clear Politics' poll of polls now shows the GOP nominee with the support of 43.3 percent of voters. Clinton retains a slight edge with 47.6 percent support of the electorate.
Xenia Wickett, Head of the US and the Americas Program at Chatham House told CNBC Monday that the scandal and narrowing polls could help Clinton.
"Trump voters are very enthusiastic about Trump so they will come out to vote.
"Clinton voters are often not so enthusiastic about her, so if people see the polls are cloning closer together the level of complacency that many hold will be removed and lots of people will therefore come out for Clinton that otherwise might not," said Wickett.