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Friday, November 29, 2019

Whither Warren

For John, BLUFOur Senior Senator, here in Massachusetts, Professor E Warren, seemed to be moving up in the Democratic Party polls, but now not so much..  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From PJ Media, by Opinionater Steven Kruiser, 27 November 2019.

Here is the lede plus five:

My always-incisive colleague Stephen Green wrote a post yesterday that examined the current state of the Democratic presidential race, specifically the shifting at the top due to the recent tumble in the polls by Elizabeth Warren:
Warren's support peaked in the first week of October, when the commentariat was all aflutter that a progressive woman-of-perhaps-some-color had eclipsed boring old Biden in the polls, even if only barely.  That's the same time Sanders saw his support dip to six-month lows.

But something remarkable has happened in the last six weeks or so.  Warren's early October high has worn off, while Sanders has steadily crept back up in the polls.  The result is that the two are in a virtual heat for second place.

That VodkaPundit post was written earlier in the day, and the news was only going to get worse for Fauxcahontas later:
This new one from Quinnipiac is “just one poll,” as the data nerds like to say, except … it’s not really “just one poll.” As we’ll see momentarily, Warren has been slipping in lots of polls over the past month and a half.  And her downturn in today’s data isn’t really a “slip,” it’s a minor catastrophe.  She went from 28 percent in Quinnipiac’s last poll, good enough to lead the pack, to 14 percent today.  Half of her support vanished.
Both Mayor Pete and Bernie have ascended during Lizzie’s downward plunge, so she has lost ground to a moderate and her main socialist rival.  This has to be about more than just her particular place on the ideological spectrum.
Yes, the idea is that the Democratic Party Organization is not yet ready for a second run at the White House with a Woman atop the ticket, even one whose philosophy runs along that of the late Senator Huey P Long, The Kingfish.

If you wish to check the numbers, look at this chart from a blog post by Law Professor Ann Althouse.

Maybe Vice Presidential Timber?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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