Warren Viewed Unfavorably by 46 Percent of Massachusetts Voters

Larry Hoffman
June 12, 2019

The former vice president has the caucus vote of 24% of respondents, the Des Moines Register reports.

Mr Sanders, a USA senator, is the first choice for 16 percent of respondents, while Ms Warren, also a United States senator, and Mr Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are at 15 percent and 14 percent, respectively. Kamala Harris comes closest at 7%, and other numbers within the poll indicate some underlying strengths for her.

Inside Biden's inner-circle, that is their nightmare scenario, evoking memories of his 1988 bid that ended before Iowa and 2008, when he dropped out late the night of the caucuses.

Biden, who served for eight years as vice president under former President Barack Obama, and Trump were visiting the early voting farm state on the same day for the first time in the 2020 campaign cycle. He has denounced Biden from the lawn of the White House, on Twitter and from overseas.

Biden holds an enthusiasm edge among black Democrats compared to other 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to a new survey.

Trump is viewed unfavorably by 61 percent of MA voters in the poll, but only 41 percent favored starting impeachment proceedings against him, with 48 percent saying they shouldn't start.

The poll also found African-American voters were equally split on three issues being the most important: affording healthcare and college, and the creation of more jobs with benefits.

The findings, importantly, mirror the limited head-to-head polling we've seen in some key early states, with Trump trailing by as much as double digits in crucial MI and Pennsylvania, and even trailing Biden in Texas (!) in another Quinnipiac poll.

Biden, meanwhile, is campaigning as a front-runner, relishing the one-on-one fight with Trump while making sure he doesn't ignore the demands of the Democratic primary.

Iowa is the first battleground in every presidential election.

One of the few candidates missing from last weekend's Iowa action? Bernard Sanders, who has been running in second behind Mr. Biden in public polling on the race. Ms Warren and Ms Harris were in third and fourth place in March, and Mr Buttigieg was largely unknown. "And as we sort out who he's going to run against - will it be a socialist, or will it be Biden?" Biden may still be the frontrunner, but he has 23 reasons to watch his back.

It was unclear where the 1 percent figure Trump cited came from.

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