Rising Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren set her sights on retail giant Walmart this week; demanding the family’s ‘Heirs’ increase hourly pay for all employees.
“The Walmart heirs make $4 million an hour. A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour. My two-cent wealth tax on families like the Waltons would help level the playing field for working families and rebuild the middle class,” posted Warren on social media.
The Walmart heirs make $4 million an hour.
A new Walmart associate makes $11 an hour.
My two-cent wealth tax on families like the Waltons would help level the playing field for working families and rebuild the middle class. https://t.co/2nN5CBmECu
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 13, 2019
Warren continued to gain on former Vice President Joe Biden in recent polling; passing Sen. Bernie Sanders in her race to win the Democratic primary process.
The latest survey from Economist / YouGov shows Biden at 21%, followed by Warren at 20% and Sanders at 16%.
“Biden, by and large, remains the frontrunner in most surveys, but Warren’s rise in the polls comes with the Vermont senator falling from second to third place,” reports The Hill.
The Sanders’ campaign is dismissing the poll; claiming the media has largely turned on Bernie since 2016.
“We’re sort of in the phase called the ‘Bernie write-off,’” senior adviser Jeff Weaver told reporters Monday. “There seems to be a direct correlation between the media coverage of the polls and Bernie Sanders’s standing in those polls.”
“Polls are one thing, but the energy that is on the ground is most important,” Nina Turner, one of the co-chairs of Sanders’s campaign, said.
A similar survey released this week showed Sanders surpassing Biden in the pivotal primary state of New Hampshire.
“Gravis Marketing has released its first 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary poll and finds Sen. Bernie Sanders sitting atop the Democratic Primary field with 21% of the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden took second place with 15% of New Hampshire Democratic primary goers supporting him. Behind Sanders and Biden, Sen. Warren is at 12% respectfully followed by Mayor Buttigieg with 8%, Sen. Kamala Harris at 7%, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at 5%, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer each with 4%, and Rep. Julian Castro and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke at 2%,” reports the Polling Firm.