After the Democratic debates last week that were both boring and fiery, recent polls may give some indication that there are 4 candidates stepping out into the lead. A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll shows Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris pulling into the lead.
The poll, conducted from 6/27-6/28, shows Biden still in the lead as front runner at 33%. This is down from 38% in the previous poll by Politico/Morning Consult however. Sanders and Warren remained virtually unchanged at 19% and 12%. Harris was the clear change now polling at 12%, which is up from her previous 6%.
The poll shows Biden’s lead having dropped from 19 points to 14 points following the first debates. As discussed in our recap of the debate, former Vice President Joe Biden looked tired in the debate and seemingly uninterested in fighting many of the attacks against him. With a little over 30 days left before the next Democratic debates, it will be interesting to see if there is any further movement in the polls.
The lack of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to gain any momentum following the debate should also be of concern to his campaign. While he performed generally well in the debate, perhaps his comments towards Christians were not well received? He is no doubt also paying the price for some of the current events in his home town with the officer involved shooting as well.
Long before her debate performance, I recall sharing with several close friends that the Democratic candidate to watch that was a wild card in my opinion was Kamala Harris. Her debate performance proves just why. She has the ability to shift blame very well due to her past as a prosecutor. She is quick witted and will continue to perform well. Time will tell if she has what it takes to remain a front runner with the continuous revolution of her radical positions.
Harris has faced several direct rebuttals on statements made in the debate. It has also been proven that Harris has flip flopped on many issues in recent years. Breitbart has a great piece from Friday that discussed Harris recent policy changes, one particularly her multiple changes on her beliefs on private health care insurance. Is she a front runner or simply vying for the VP position on a probable Biden ticket? She’ll have to carefully navigate the coming months or she may convince Democratic voters she is not trustworthy for either.
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