Kamala Harris’ campaign is taking on water.
And the California Senator is hoping to dig herself out of the hole she’s now in.
But this one massive poll just gave her some devastating news.
California Senator Kamala Harris envisioned herself to be the Democratic nominee to go up against President Trump in 2020.
But she’s had a massive field of other Democrats to contend with along the way.
The Democratic field for the 2020 primary process is among the largest in history.
And Harris is not doing a great job getting her name out there ahead of the rest of the pack.
With the Iowa caucuses less than a year away, she’s also running out of time to break out of the mass of primary candidates.
While Harris has worked tirelessly to do so, the numbers just don’t seem to be adding up for her.
The Des Moines register reports, “According to a new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll of likely Democratic caucusgoers, 27 percent say Biden is their first choice for president. That’s down slightly from the 32 percent who said the same in December, but it tops the 19 other declared and potential candidates tested.”
That leaves Kamala Harris hardly on anyone’s radar.
In fact, Harris doesn’t even come into third place in this poll, which is usually considered the gold standard when measuring support for the Iowa caucuses.
Harris clocks in at just 7% of the Iowa Democratic Caucus vote.
7% is pathetic.
The fact that Harris only managed to poll at 7% of the vote in this major poll is a sign that her campaign is on fire.
If she doesn’t get a breakout performance in either Iowa, New Hampshire, or South Carolina, her campaign will almost certainly flounder and collapse, if it’s not already.
And at a time when Harris needs to have a major breakout moment to propel her ahead of the rest of her primary rivals, she’s still polling near the back of the field.
To make matters worse, the top two contenders in the poll are dominating the field in a way that suggests little can be done to top them.
Both Joe Biden, who isn’t even in the race yet, and Bernie Sanders, hold a commanding position in first and second place respectively according to the Des Moines Register poll.
And if one adds up second choices, Biden nearly breaks 50% while Sanders comes in at nearly 40% of the poll.
Harris meanwhile is stuck at just 18%, and still ranks behind Elizabeth Warren for third place.
While Harris’ favorability numbers among Iowa Democrats have increased since she first jumped in the race, that hasn’t begun to translate over to greater support among caucus-goers.
And that spells a major problem for the California Democrat, who has to improve her position before next January or else risk being eliminated from the 2020 primary process right after it begins.
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