Despite her claims to the contrary, Elizabeth Warren certainly seems to be laying the groundwork for a presidential run.

But, if her constituents are a bellwether, Warren’s time on the national stage could be short-lived.


A new poll has only 32% of Warren’s constituents thinking she should run for president and a whopping 58% think she should not.

The Boston Globe reports:

A new poll shows a healthy majority of her constituents don’t think the Cambridge Democrat should jump into the 2020 race, which essentially begins as soon as the November midterm elections conclude less than 50 days from now. Fifty-eight percent of likely Massachusetts voters said they don’t think Warren should run for president, according to a Suffolk University Political Research Center/Boston Globe poll.

“This was a shocking finding to me, given that Democrats like her so much, and she has been making moves to run for president. I would have expected her to be leading this list of potential Massachusetts presidential candidates,” said David Paleologos, director of the poll.

Only 32 percent of those surveyed said Warren should run. That’s about the same level of enthusiasm generated by former senator John Kerry. He got the support of 33 percent of voters — and, unlike Warren, he isn’t on anyone’s short list for strongest possible challengers to President Trump.

But the poll of 500 likely midterm voters — Democrats, Republicans, and independents — showed the state’s voters better liked the prospect of a former Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick, getting into the presidential race: 38 percent said he should run, while about 48 percent said the 62-year-old Bain Capital executive should stay out. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

Warren continues to deny she has aspirations of grander, rounder offices. At this point, she has to. Up for re-election this year, Republicans are reminding voters that a vote for Warren is worthless as she’ll likely neglect her duties in order to campaign.

Regardless, the results are surprising.