Among the twenty-some-odd democrats vying for the Oval Office, only a few have, at any point during the proceedings, considered themselves “top tier”.
Joe Biden, the former Vice President is certainly one of them. His entrance into the race was nothing short of a meteor strike, sending the rest of the field into a defensive mindset.
The real contest was occurring in Biden’s dust. Bernie Sanders, Liz Warren, and Kamala Harris seemed destined for a three-way showdown as we approached the end of primary season. Now, however, it looks as though only two of those names will still be relevant.
The California senator stands at 5 percent support in Iowa in a survey commissioned by the progressive organization Focus on Rural America. That’s down 13 percentage points from her 18 percent support in the group’s previous poll, which was conducted in July.
The Iowa survey’s release came a day after an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national pollhas Harris in fifth place at 5 percent. That’s down 8 points from her 13 percent showing in the July poll.
Harris saw her numbers soar in most national and early voting state polling in the weeks after her viral takedown of former Vice President Joe Biden in the first round of Democratic presidential primary debates in late June.
Harris has long been known as the “race baiter” of the primaries, after an embarrassing slip-up regarding her love of “smoking marijuana and listening to Tupac” turned out to be nothing than Black History Month pandering.
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