Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris received some bad news Tuesday, with a new poll showing support for the California Senator down 12% since the first debates earlier this summer.
“According to a CNN survey conducted by SSRS, Harris stands at 5 percent support, down 12 percentage points from CNN’s last poll, which was released in June. Harris saw her poll numbers surge after what was regarded as a strong performance in the first round of Democratic presidential primary debates in late June, when she knocked Biden on his heels over his opposition to federally mandated school busing integration,” reports Fox News.
“The former vice president enjoys a double-digit lead in the survey, with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at 15 percent and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts at 14 percent. The support for the Democratic Party’s two progressive standard-bearers is largely unchanged from a month ago,” adds Fox.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders ripped Harris Monday afternoon; mocking her position on ‘Medicare for All’ after attending a Hamptons fundraiser with wealthy donors.
“I don’t go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires,” Sanders tweeted. “If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a ‘Medicare-for-all’ system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it.”
I don't go to the Hamptons to raise money from billionaires. If I ever visited there, I would tell them the same thing I have said for the last 30 years: We must pass a Medicare for All system to guarantee affordable health care for all, not just for those who can afford it.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) August 19, 2019
Harris swiped at Sanders healthcare proposal at the East Hampton event; confirming she “still believes in capitalism.”
“I have not been comfortable with Bernie’s plan,” Harris told potential donors.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BAD ADVICE: Mayor Pete Buttigieg Reportedly HUDDLING with HILLARY in Recent Days
South Bend, Indiana Mayor and rising Democrat presidential contender Pete Buttigieg reportedly met with Hillary Clinton in recent days; huddling with the twice-failed candidate at her New York City office.
“Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg sat down with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday,” reports The Hill. “Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who has been recently surging in the polls, requested the meeting, the sources say.”
Clinton has also met with several top-tier candidates including Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker.
Buttigieg has surged in recent polling and now trails Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders; largely eclipsing better-known politicians including Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Beto O’Rourke.
Read the full report at The Hill.
BAD NEWS FOR BETO: Beto O’Rourke Polling at 0.00% in Latest New Hampshire Poll
Former Democratic superstar Beto O’Rourke’s poll numbers plunged in recent weeks; with new data showing the Texan hovering at 0.00% in New Hampshire just months before primary voters cast their ballots.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden has a narrow lead over the field of Democratic contenders in New Hampshire, but Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have surged into contention for the top spot in the first-in-the-nation primary state, according to a new poll released Monday,” reports The Hill.
“Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) fell to zero percent support in the latest poll after coming in at 6 percent in April,” adds the website. “The Saint Anselm College survey of 352 likely Democratic primary voters was conducted between July 10 and July 12.”
The survey comes in the wake of O’Rourke’s controversial comments on the campaign trail; telling immigrants that the US was founded on “slavery” and “white supremacy.”
“I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy,” he said, according to the Tennessean. “And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy.”
Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: “This country was founded on white supremacy and every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression even in our democracy” pic.twitter.com/84RqYqu6i0
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 10, 2019
O’Rourke spoke with supporters in Mexico last weekend; meeting with rejected asylum-seekers hoping to enter the United States.
“According to a pool report put out by the O’Rourke campaign, the candidate spoke to a group of asylum seekers in Spanish for about 15 minutes at a restaurant in Ciudad Juarez, across the Rio Grande from O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso. The candidate then traveled to a shelter for migrants run by the Catholic Church, where he met around a table with migrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala who told of being denied entry into the U.S. and returned to the Mexican border city while their asylum claims were being processed,” reports Fox News.
“Sunday’s visit represented a bid by O’Rourke to re-establish his credentials on the immigration issue after clashing with fellow Texan Julian Castro during Wednesday’s first presidential primary debate in Miami. Castro, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary and mayor of San Antonio, chided the ex-congressman for not being willing to fully decriminalize illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border,” adds Fox.
Read the full report at The Hill.