Kamala Harris was convinced she would be the Democratic nominee for President.
But her campaign just got news that won’t be happening any time soon.
And it’s all because one shock poll just turned Harris’ world upside down.
After crushing former Vice President Joe Biden in the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, California Senator Kamala Harris was riding high in the polls.
She was also taking in record amounts of donations from Democrats across the country who began to view her as the successor to Biden as the new Democratic frontrunner.
But in the weeks that followed, something went horribly wrong for Harris.
And now, one shock poll has her campaign on edge like never before.
The poll comes from Quinnipiac, which has traditionally been considered one of the more accurate pollsters for federal elections.
And the results are a massive blow to Harris’ hopes of becoming the nominee.
“Former Vice President Joseph Biden reverses his slump following the first Democratic presidential debate and now leads the pack with 34 percent of Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has 15 percent, with 12 percent for California Sen. Kamala Harris and 11 percent for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders,” reports Quinnipiac.
Those aren’t numbers Harris was hoping to see.
Especially since they show her on a massive decline since the last time Quinnipiac polled for the Democratic primary.
At the beginning of July, right after the first debate, Harris was polling at 20%, just two points behind Biden.
Which means that in the course of less than a month, Biden has surged 12 points while Harris has declined 8 points.
Harris isn’t even polling in second place in the Democratic field any longer like she once was, she now trails Elizabeth Warren and is statistically tied with Bernie Sanders for third place.
Harris is running out of time to right the ship too.
With the next round of Democratic debates set to have even tighter entry requirements, the field is expected to narrow rapidly from 25 candidates to perhaps as few as five within the span of just a few months.
This means that Harris is now running the risk of getting knocked out of the field before the first states even cast their votes.
And if that happens, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren would be the two Democrats who would more likely stand to gain from her leaving the race.
This is even more likely since only eight percent of the Democratic electorate thinks that Harris is the most likely candidate to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
If Harris can’t even convince her own party members that she’s the best candidate to go up against Trump, her biggest argument for running in the first place vanishes almost immediately.
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