Elizabeth Warren is having trouble breaking through, even in her home state of Massachusetts. Every time she wants attention from the media, she throws out a massive policy proposal. It gets her attention from the liberal media but it’s not moving the needle in the polls.
The Boston Globe reports:
Biden leading Warren among Democratic voters in Mass., poll finds
Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the 2020 primary field among likely Democratic voters in Massachusetts, a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll has found.
Biden had 22 percent support in the survey, released on Tuesday, followed by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at 10 percent, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., at 8 percent, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 6 percent. Just over 40 percent of voters said they were still undecided.
While Warren enjoys a high favorability rating among likely Democratic primary voters (71 percent), her lagging homestate support may reflect the thinking of voters who are looking ahead to the general election, according to Suffolk University Political Research Center director David Paleologos, who oversaw the poll.
“I think it’s the perception that [Biden] can win, primarily,” he said. “It’s not that Democrats don’t like her. They do like her, by a wide margin.”
“If [voters] don’t see a candidate that’s able to remove Trump, that’s going to impact that candidate’s viability in the primary,” Paleologos said.
This isn’t surprising when you consider Warren’s approval rating in MA. It’s not great.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Poll: Warren Viewed Unfavorably by 46 Percent of Massachusetts Voters
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is viewed unfavorably by nearly half of voters in Massachusetts according to a new poll, an unusually high number for a lawmaker in her home state.
Warren, who has established herself as one of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, is as likely to be viewed favorably (46 percent) as unfavorably (46 percent) with the voters who know her best in the Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey. In comparison, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was viewed favorably by 69 percent of respondents, with just 15 percent viewing him unfavorably. Sixty-six percent said he should run for a third term.
Favorable/unfavorable ratings in Massachusetts (Suffolk):
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) 69-15%
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) 46%-46%
Sen. Ed Markey (D) 38-25%
President Donald Trump (R) 30-61%https://t.co/PThltcpLdq
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) June 11, 2019
Warren is damaged goods, politically speaking.
The DNA test may have ruined her chances.