Elizabeth Warren was stumping in Iowa this week and got an unexpected question from the audience in the form of a heckle. Democrats recently voted against mandating care for babies that survive abortion. This was an entirely fair question.
The Daily Caller reported:
WARREN GETS HECKLED OVER BORN-ALIVE BILL
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by a heckler who asked about her vote against The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act during an event on Friday.
The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which failed to pass in the Senate earlier this week, would have mandated that babies born alive after an abortion would receive the “same protection of law as any newborn.”
“But what we say to each other is if it’s your grandma or it’s you or it’s your niece’s baby, we’re all going to pitch in a few nickels, so we can be there for each other. That is the best of who we are,” Warren said.
“What about the babies that survive abortion — how come they can’t have health care?” a person in the crowd asked.
Warren answered, “Infanticide is illegal everywhere in America.”
“You voted against it,” the audience member added.
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Warren has bigger problems to worry about. Her polling is terrible.
The Boston Herald reports:
Editorial: Polls don’t look good for Elizabeth Warren
Another presidential poll, another dose of bad news for Elizabeth Warren.
Our senior senator and declared presidential candidate found herself trailing two other well-known but undeclared Democrats — as well as an upstart U.S. senator from California — in a UMass poll of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters.
Former Vice President Joe Biden led the list of declared and potential candidates in New Hampshire at 28 percent, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (20 percent) and Sen. Kamala Harris (14). Sanders has since announced his intention to again run for president, but had not at the time of this Feb. 7-15 survey.
All Warren could muster, despite officially announcing her candidacy in Lawrence — in the shadow of the Granite State — was a disappointing 9 percent. No one else registered more than 6 percent.
Warren did score the highest in one poll category — most polarizing. Twenty-six percent of those surveyed indicated they would not vote for her if she became the party’s nominee, the highest negative the field.
If Warren can’t compete in New Hampshire, which is one state away from Massachusetts, she won’t do any better in other parts of the country.