The departure of three Democrats from the presidential race this last week seems to directly benefit Elizabeth Warren.

By |2019-09-01T05:33:12-08:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Well, it appears that somebody is about to get a bump up in the polls.

Courtesy of Business Insider

Three candidates withdrew from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in just one week: Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, whose platform focused on tackling climate change, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, who dialed in on his military service, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, whose candidacy emphasized women’s rights.

That these three candidates would exit within several days of each other is somewhat remarkable because of a single commonality they share: Based on Insider’s polling, the supporters of all three recent 2020 drop-outs really like Elizabeth Warren.

Since December 2018, Insider has been running a series of national polls asking respondents which candidates they would be satisfied with securing the Democratic nomination. Looking at the 10 polls conducted over the course of the summer, people who would have been satisfied with nominee Kirsten Gillibrand were mostly also satisfied with her Massachusetts Senate colleague as nominee as well. The same goes for fellow Bay Stater Moulton and the plan-centric Inslee:

  • Moulton’s sparse support liked Warren 22 percentage points higher than the typical respondent.
  • Gillibrand’s backers like Warren 24 percentage points more than typical.
  • Inslee’s supporters like Warren 27 percentage points more than the typical Democrat does.

While I feel I should question the thinking of somebody who would choose Moulton or Inslee as their primary candidate, at least it appears that most of them (I’m guessing about half a dozen?) are at least intelligent enough to recognize that Warren is the best second choice. 

But I would argue that she makes a much better first choice. 

And once Joe Biden finally drops out she will take her rightful place as the Democratic Donald Trump slayer. 

(And before I get any poorly spelled hate mail that was metaphorically speaking of course.) 

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  1. Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired September 1, 2019 at 8:42 am

    I would rather listen to her than the “get off my lawn” old coot Bernie.
    Go ahead and have at me; I can take it..

  2. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Smallest ever!

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  3. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    From a conservative!

    Here are 14 reasons I’ll vote for any Democrat over Trump

    ….This is by no means a comprehensive list of Trump’s erratic and unpresidential behavior recently, but it gives you the flavor of a presidency whose defining features are crassness, cruelty, incompetence and — most of all — sheer craziness. I may not agree with Warren or Sanders on most issues, but I am confident they would not do any of the offensive and even impeachable acts that Trump commits with mind-numbing regularity. That is reason enough to vote for them, even if I would prefer a more moderate alternative. Saving U.S. democracy from a mad king matters more than the specific policies of his successor.

  4. Anonymously September 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for American democracy

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  7. Anonymous September 1, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Another feather for her headdress.

  8. Her Peas September 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm


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