Kirsten Gillibrand’s 2020 campaign for the Democratic nomination is going nowhere fast.
The New York senator has tried everything, including a town hall event on FOX News, lashing out at Trump and promising free stuff. Even so, she can’t seem to crack one percent in the Real Clear Politics average of polls.
Politico has more on this:
Kirsten Gillibrand’s Failure to Launch
Kirsten Gillibrand is only asking for a dollar.
It’s not that she couldn’t use more money. In the first quarter of 2019, the junior senator from New York raised just $3 million for her presidential campaign, the weakest haul of the six senators running at that time and arguably one of the most disappointing totals of anyone in the sprawling Democratic field.
Given her anemic polling since entering the race, Gillibrand’s feeble fundraising performance fanned skepticism about her viability to earn a nomination that Democrats believe will require close to $100 million in hard money raised.
But at this point, Gillibrand isn’t focused on winning the primary. She’s worried about surviving the next few months.
Despite a soaring national profile in the U.S. Senate, Gillibrand has failed to achieve liftoff as a presidential prospect. She has not broken 2 percent in a single national poll since officially declaring her candidacy in mid-March, and her 0.4 percent average in the RealClearPolitics aggregate of surveys places her behind the likes of Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and even geeky long shot Andrew Yang.
Democratic primary voters just aren’t buying what Gillibrand is selling.
The Washington Examiner has more:
Kirsten Gillibrand is what 0% in the 2020 polls looks like
The top five Democratic presidential contenders are followed by failed senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, two sitting senators, a member of the House of Representatives, and then entrepreneur Andrew Yang and self-help author Marianne Williamson.
Considering that no one knows who Yang and Williamson are, that’s kind of amazing. More than 6 in 10 Americans have never heard of Williamson, and less than half the country has ever heard of Yang. In between Williamson and dead last in the RealClearPolitics average are eight candidates.
Then, there’s Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., polling at 0%.
It’s not a visibility problem. Seven in 10 Americans know who she is. They just don’t like her very much.
Will she be the first 2020 Democrat to drop out?
Will anyone notice?