Elizabeth Warren continues to rise in national polls ahead of Thursday’s Democratic debates; tying former Vice President Joe Biden for the first time in the primary process.
“The 2020 candidate pulled off a rare showing in an Economist/YouGov poll published Wednesday, tying the largely untouchable former Vice President Joe Biden with 26 percent support among registered voters. It marks one of the few polls where Biden is within danger of losing his frontrunner status, and contains a dismal prediction for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.),” reports The Week magazine.
“Biden has only had a few close calls in previous polls, but Warren’s 2020 rise has seemingly been eating away at his support as well as Sanders’. In a late August poll from Monmouth University, Sanders and Warren topped the pool with 20 percent support, and Biden was just behind at 19 percent. In this Economist/YouGov poll, Biden is back up, but so is Warren, both leaving Sanders a full 10 points behind at 16 percent,” adds the website.
Warren vowed to promote “Economic Patriotism” in a new campaign ad this week; proposing the creation of a “Department of Economic Development” to regulate large corporations.
“A lot of giant companies refer to themselves as ‘American.’ But let’s face it, they only have one real loyalty: Their shareholders. A Warren administration will halt the hollowing out of American cities and create good American jobs. Here’s how,” she posted on social media.
A lot of giant companies refer to themselves as “American.” But let’s face it, they only have one real loyalty: Their shareholders. A Warren administration will halt the hollowing out of American cities and create good American jobs. Here’s how. pic.twitter.com/pX0VpRXqqR
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 25, 2019
“They have no loyalty or allegiance to America. Levi’s blue jeans? Only two percent of their factories are here in America,” Warren said. “The maker of the famous No.2 pencil — they make most of those pencils in China and Mexico. And General Electric — they recently shipped jobs from Wisconsin, across the border to Canada.”
“If they can close up an American factory and ship jobs overseas to save a nickel, that is exactly what they’ll do,” she continued. “In a Warren administration, government policy will support American workers. I call it ‘Economic Patriotism.'”
“This new agency will have a single mission,” she added, referring to the Department of Economic Development. “Defend and create American jobs. And we’ll direct the new agency to use aggressive new tools… [and] we’ll use them to boost American workers.”