The Democratic presidential primary is one of the most brutal political affairs in history.
And several candidates are now on the decline after seeing their campaigns fall apart in the past few weeks.
Now, this major Democrat is about to lose her own home state for one shocking reason.
When the Democratic presidential primary was first taking shape earlier this year, it seemed inevitable that California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris would emerge as one of the top tier candidates.
Her announcement was proceeded by a massive rally that broke records among the candidates who were in the field.
And she soon skyrocketed to the top of the primary after destroying Joe Biden in two back-to-back debates over the summer.
But Harris ended up hitting a snag late in the summer.
And now, her campaign is finally beginning to fall apart after declining for weeks.
The last straw came when it became clear that Harris may end up losing her own home state of California.
RealClearPolitics reports, “In recent weeks, however, it’s Elizabeth Warren who seems to be stealing Californians’ affection. She drew an enthusiastic response here, and a recent poll shows her outperforming both Sanders and Sen. Kamala Harris — on the latter’s home turf.”
“A SurveyUSA poll conducted Aug. 1-5 shows Warren nipping at front-runner Joe Biden’s heels, coming within a four-point striking distance of his 25% support in the state, garnering 21% of likely Democratic voters and besting Sanders, who attracted 18%, and Harris, at 17%.”
The fact that Harris is now standing at just 17% in her own home state is pathetic.
It’s a sign that her campaign is starting to come undone.
And with her unable to even match Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden means that Harris has dug herself such a massive hole that it may be too late for her to turn things around.
California will be voting in early March 2020.
This means that the Golden State will be one of the first states in the primary cycle to cast its votes, and as the single largest state in the Union, California will have an overwhelming number of Delegates at the 2020 Democratic Convention.
If Harris can’t outright win her own home state, the chances of her winning the nomination will quickly plummet to zero.
And Harris isn’t in a position to win the state with her polling at just 17% in the field.
She needs to be polling well over 25% at this point, and leading the entire field of candidates including Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren.
This means that the latest polls in California could be the first clear sign that Harris’ campaign won’t make it past Super Tuesday next year.
And if that happens, the nomination will likely come down to either Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren as the Democratic old guard squares off against the resurgent far left for control of the party as they prepare to face off against President Donald Trump in November.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.