Kamala Harris drops out of the primary racePosted by Thomas Bush / December 4, 2019
Kamala Harris has dropped out of the primary race after her poll numbers plummeted in recent months. Harris has cited a lack of funds for her withdrawal. The move should come as no surprised, especially after a top staffer published a scathing letter of resignation and the New York Times followed up with a nail in the coffin article.
Harris’s withdrawal is yet another shakeup in the primaries this week. Bernie Sanders is surging in polls. According to recent polls, he is in the lead for the New Hampshire primaries with 26% of Democrats supporting him. Right behind him sits Pete Buttigieg at 22%. Biden and Warren are tied for third at 14%.
Sanders is on fire––he’s the first candidate to qualify for the Maine primary. An October poll had Warren with a double digit lead, but that seems to be changing. Even the corporate media, which apparently is at war against Sanders, has had to take note of his success.
Warren, meanwhile, is dropping. A recent poll shows her nationwide support plummeting by some 50%! Since October, she’s dropped from 28% support to 14% support. Joe Biden, meanwhile, has returned to first place with Pete Buttigieg coming in second.
What’s going on with Warren? It’s possible that she was just on an early popularity wave––that’s what she says, in fact. She knew it would be nearly impossible to lock down the nomination so early in the game. But it’s also possible that her Medicare for All platform is hurting herself. It also could have been due to a lackluster debate performance, which was her worst to date.
Regardless, these poll numbers all suggest that the Democratic primary field is shifting, and perhaps dramatically.