First Post-Debate Poll Has Harris Riding High, Biden Dropping, and More Than a Few Surprises

By Daily Wire. On Friday, FiveThirtyEight and Morning Consult released the first poll assessing the Democratic presidential candidates following the first round of debates which took place on Wednesday and Thursday. . .

Prior to the first debate, former Vice President Joe Biden led the pack with 41.5% of the vote. After the first debate (in which he didn’t even participate), his support shifted downward, landing at 35.4%. Following the second debate in which he is widely believed to have been routed, his support dropped again to 31.5%. . .

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), on the other hand, had the largest positive jump. Before the first debate, she stood at 7.9% support. After the first debate (in which she didn’t participate), support for Harris dropped to 6.3%. However, after her performance in the second debate, which is widely considered masterful, Harris’ support more than doubled to 16.6%. . .

Sen. Elizabeth Warren saw her stock rise from 12.6% before the first debate to 18% after, only to fall back down to 14.4% following the second debate. As a result, Warren’s differential stands at a fairly paltry +1.8%.

The FiveThirtyEight info-graphic reveals that much of Warren’s boost in support following the first debate was siphoned from Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Warren’s subsequent loss, however, went almost entirely to Harris. (Read more from “First Post-Debate Poll Has Harris Riding High, Biden Dropping, and More Than a Few Surprises” HERE)


Voters See Most Democrat Presidential Hopefuls as More Liberal, Extreme

By Rasmussen Reports. Voters see most of the Democratic presidential candidates as more liberal than they are and rate their agenda as outside the mainstream.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 25% of Likely U.S. Voters consider most of the announced candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to be about the same as they are in political terms. Fifty-four percent (54%) say most of these candidates are more liberal than they are, while only 13% think they are more conservative. (Read more from “Voters See Most Democrat Presidential Hopefuls as More Liberal, Extreme” HERE)

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