The above picture is a live look at Elizabeth Warren’s campaign headquarters.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s downfall has begun and it’s not happening gradually. New polling shows that her support has been nearly cut in half, a sure sign that, as voters get to know her more, they find her less and less palatable.
I actually wrote a piece speculating about Warren’s issues a little over a month ago.
The last debate exposed Warren for who she is. She’s inauthentic, whiny, and way too rehearsed. Democrats love her and the media swoon when she’s reading off her talking points. When she’s pressed and shows no ability to answer real questions, she suddenly is revealed for the weak candidate she is…
…For now, she’s still in the thick of things, but the longer the status quo drags on, the tougher it will be for her. The hype train is beginning to go off the tracks.
It looks like the hype train has not only come off the tracks now, but plummeted into a ravine followed by explosions. Quinnipiac has a new poll out that shows Warren’s support has been cut in half since their last survey. Further, support for so called “Medicare for All” has cratered.
Warren once enjoyed the lead at 28%. Now she’s back to parity with Bernie Sanders, which is a pretty terrible place to be for a candidate who was once widely touted as the presumptive front runner. We all know the media love them some Warren, so this fall from grace has to have hit them hard.
Here are the numbers on “Medicare for All” as well.
“Medicare for All has grown increasingly unpopular among all American voters, as 36% say it is a good idea and 52% say it is a bad idea. … The highest support came in an August 3, 2017 poll when voters said it was a good idea 51 – 38%.” https://t.co/n6CgLs9TBk
— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) November 26, 2019
Wait, you mean when people learn more about something, they may change their opinions on it? Bernie Sanders has been going around promising to raise taxes at least 4% on anyone making more than $29K a year. Warren has chosen to simply lie, claiming she can pay for the plan with fairy dust and billionaire tears. Either way, voters have gotten the message that their taxes will go up if these candidates got into office.
But I’m not even sure this is all about policy realities. Warren’s fall coicindes with her last debate performance. I’ve been saying for a long time that she’s just plain unlikable. She’s Hillary Clinton but angrier. The running to her campaign rallies, dance moves, and rant sessions all just come off as incredibly inauthentic. Two decades ago, Warren was basically a Republican. Now, we are supposed to believe she’s a progressive warrior? Democrat primary voters certainly are beginning to suspect it’s all an act.
The question for Republicans is whether this is happening too soon. Elizabeth Warren has routinely been the weakest top tier candidate against Trump. With her fading and Sanders mired in his usual low teens, that leaves Biden a clear path to the nomination. That doesn’t mean Trump is going to lose in 2020, but it will be a tougher race. In a perfect world, Democrats would have hoisted Warren to the nomination, setting up a clear fight between socialism and capitalism. That looks to be unlikely now, as Biden will do a much better job toeing the line.
Meanwhile, here’s a live shot of Kamala Harris waving goodbye to her chances as she sits at 10% in her home state of California and 3% nationally.
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