Just 3 points ahead of a surging Mayor Pete, and far behind Bernie and Biden, in her home state.
No matter how hard she tries, and she is trying really hard, Elizabeth Warren cannot seem to gain traction with voters.
I surveyed Warren’s dismal landscape recently, Elizabeth Warren’s increasingly dramatic proposals reflect a campaign struggling to stay relevant.
We still don’t have Warren’s 1st Quarter fundraising numbers — if she trails her main rivals, it would be another sign that her plan to harness grassroots support is failing.
Another warning sign — Warren places third in an Emerson College Polling poll in her home Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Hill reports;
In a poll of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, 14 percent picked Warren as their preferred Democratic nominee for president.
Sanders led the field with 26 percent of support, followed closely by Biden, who had the support of 23 percent of likely Massachusetts voters.
According to Spencer Kimball, director of Emerson Polling, “This is a concern for Warren who at this time does not have a firewall in her home state, and her rival Sanders has a strong base in the Bay State.”
The Emerson poll shows relative newcomer Pete Buttigieg at 11%, just behind Warren’s 14%.
Emerson’s analysis didn’t mince words as to how bad this is for Warren:
According to Spencer Kimball, Director of Emerson Polling, “this is a concern for Warren who at this time does not have a firewall in her home state, and her rival Sanders has a strong base in the Bay State.”
This continues a pattern in polling, as Harry Enten at CNN noted in early March, that Elizabeth Warren continues to underperform among voters who know her best.
You can’t change likability. Warren appears to have given up trying after the New Year’s Eve beer drinking livestream campaign launch fiasco. Beto goes to the dentist and Dems are like — Cool! Warren drinks beer and Dems are like — cringe.
Why has a relative unknown like Mayor Pete been able to pull off the “wonk” thing, while it fails with Warren?
Democrats will tolerate a lot from men, including Joe Biden, who is neck-and-neck with Bernie is just about every poll.
Warren will not stop trying. But we’re getting the feeling that the perception she’s trying too hard is hurting her, not helping her.
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