The undulation of the top tier of 2020 Democrats has been something to behold in the last few weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
Former Vice President Joe Biden still appears to be on top of the heap, at least in national polling, with little more than a month separating us from the all-important primary votes in the Hawkeye State.
Hot on his heels was Elizabeth Warren, Senator from Massachusetts, whose recent surge seemed a real threat to Biden. Unfortunately for Warren, it appears as though this sudden popularity has come at a cost, and her campaign is issuing a desperate plea for cash to keep on truckin’.
The figure was a sharp drop from the previous quarter and accompanied the progressive Democrats’ slight slide in opinion polls in recent weeks in the Democratic contest to face Republican Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.
“We’re only days away from the biggest fundraising deadline of the year, and we’re at risk of missing our $20 million goal,” Warren’s campaign said on its website.
In an email to supporters, the campaign said its haul of a little over $17 million this quarter was “a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter.”
According to Real Clear Politics, Warren is polling at just over 15% nationally, trailing well behind Joe Biden’s 28%.
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