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Kamala Rising? New Poll Shows Harris Climbing the Leaderboard

While the California Democrat still trails the big names, she’s more than doubled her standing in a recent poll.

By NTK Staff | 01.30.2019 @12:15pm
Kamala Rising? New Poll Shows Harris Climbing the Leaderboard

She milked her 2020 presidential announcement for everything it was worth, and it appears the multiple events, rallies, and TV appearance have paid off. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is rising in at least one poll of Democrat presidential hopefuls.

Harris still trails a couple Democrat heavyweights, namely former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT), but she rose from a measly 3 percent among primary voters earlier in January to 10 percent in the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, conducted Jan. 25-27.

Over the course of four surveys this month, former Vice President Joe Biden has ranged between 26 percent and 33 percent among Democratic voters, roughly twice the support of the next candidate: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has been between 15 percent and 16 percent.

Harris is at 10 percent, up from 3 percent earlier this month. That puts her ahead of the next two candidates: former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), both of whom are at 6 percent in the poll. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is in sixth place, at 3 percent — while no other candidate earns more than 2 percent.

“While Sanders and Biden continue to outpace other potential nominees, Kamala Harris appears to be gaining strength with Democrats since launching her presidential bid,” a Morning Consult employee said, according to Politico.

There’s an incredibly long way to go until these primary voters actually being voting in primaries and caucuses, and a number of people believed to be potential candidates today will flame out by then.

But the poll does give a glimpse into the current state of mind of Democrat primary voters. To that end, a whopping 57 percent of Democrat primary voters said they would be more likely to support a candidate who backs Medicare for All, Democrats’ government-run health care plan.

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