“WASHINGTON (CNN)Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have made steep gains after the first Democratic presidential debate, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. shows, with former Vice President Joe Biden’s lead over the field shrinking to a narrow 5 points.
The results indicate a significant tightening in the race for the Democratic nomination.The poll, conducted after the two-night debate, finds 22% of registered voters who are Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents backing Biden for the party’s presidential nomination, 17% Harris, 15% Warren and 14% Sen. Bernie Sanders. No one else in the 23-person field tested hits 5%. That represents a 10-point decline in support for Biden since the last CNN poll in May, while Harris, of California, has posted a 9-point increase, and Warren, of Massachusetts, has boosted her support by 8 points. No other candidates have seen significant movement since the last poll.
I predicted the Democratic race would be a roller coaster ride.
Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have shot up to second and third place. Bernie Sanders has slipped to fourth place. As for Andrew Yang, he vanished on stage before our eyes and has remained stuck at 1% after he blew his opportunity by endorsing Julian Castro’s immigration plan and by sounding like a forgettable guest on the Rachel Maddow Show. Tulsi is also stuck at 1% in spite of her much better performance. None of this is really stable but it proves that Joe Biden is a weak frontrunner.
Kamala Harris is now running on federally mandated forced busing:
“After 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic presidential debate for opposing busing in the 1970s, it sparked a larger conversation among candidates about whether the federal government should return to forced busing to integrate America’s schools.
“I support the busing,” Harris, D-Calif., said Sunday to reporters. “The schools of America are as segregated or more segregated today than when I was in elementary school. And we need to put every effort, including busing, into play to desegregate the schools.” …”
Decriminalizing illegal immigration?
Free health care for illegal aliens?
All of this is a huge gift to Trump and wasn’t on the radar screen even a month ago. Blompf was the biggest winner of the debate. Where do you think the Democrats will be by the Iowa Caucuses?