Just a little over a month ago, Elizabeth Warren was rising fast.
It looked as though she was positioned to become the new Democrat front-runner.
Now, according to a new nationwide poll, she is sinking fast.
Warren nosedives in new nationwide poll
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s support among Democratic primary voters nationwide plunged 50 percent over the past month, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, signaling that the shake-ups in the primary field are far from over.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has retaken the lead in the poll after an autumn that saw him surrender his solid frontrunner status, climbing 3 points to earn 24 percent in the poll. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., surged into second, rising 6 points to 16 percent, with Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders not far behind at 14 and 13 percent, respectively.
But Warren’s plummet — 14 points since the previous Quinnipiac poll taken a month ago — represents a brutal dive as the first nominating contests of 2020 inch closer.
Warren has come under fire over the past few months since a summertime ascendance lifted her into the top tier of the primary field. She has received particularly intense scrutiny for her “Medicare for All” plan, including how she would pay for it.
Is this all about her support for and then back-tracking on Medicare for all?
Hot Air seems to think so:
All right, here’s what you get when you ask people if they support “removing the current health care system and replacing it with a single payer system, in which the federal government would expand Medicare to cover the medical expenses of every American citizen,” a.k.a. Medicare for All…
When Quinnipiac asked that question two years ago, the split was 51/38 in favor. Earlier this year it had slipped to 43/45. Now it’s dropped to 36/52. Note also that white voters with and without college degrees are both solidly against the idea.
Left-leaning white college grads are a core Warren group, or at least they’re supposed to be. You would think that demographic would be a bit more evenly split despite its overall Republican lean, but no.
All of which is a long way of saying that Medicare for All has become a weight around her ankles. She was savaged by both sides when she rolled out her health-care plan earlier this month: Righties thought the math was farcical, lefties thought she lacked the guts displayed by Bernie Sanders to tell the truth about the costs and new taxes involved.
This Democrat primary is crazy.
It’s amazing how quickly things change.