Elizabeth Warren has plans, it’s just not clear that she has likability. If her home state is any measure, the more people know her, the less favorably they view her.
There’s not question that Elizabeth Warren has generated buzz with her serial proposals to transform the country.
Whether her plans, which impose a government control of the economy that makes Obama seem like a free-market zealot, will sell in a general election is something even the NY Times is questioning:
Many of the proposals from Ms. Warren, a former Harvard law professor and hawk on financial regulation, could face a difficult path to winning over moderates in a general election, and to gaining approval in Congress if she did take the White House. But the sheer volume of her plans, and their detail and variety, is forcing her rivals to play catch-up and stake out their own positions.
Her proposals would tip power from executives and investors to workers and allow the federal government to more aggressively steer the development of industries….
But Warren’s plan-orama has given her media attention and a bump in the national polls, even though the bump is not as large as the media hype.
But in her home Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she continues to poll poorly. Recall that in early April we reported that Warren was polling in 3rd place in Massachusetts. That Emerson poll showed Warren at 14%, trailing Bernie at 26% and Bernie at 23%.
The Boston Globe/Suffolk just released a poll, and Warren still languishes barely in double-digits. The Hill reports:
Former Vice President Joe Biden tops the field of Democratic presidential contenders in Massachusetts, according to a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll out Tuesday, leading Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by 12 percentage points among voters in her home state.
The poll shows Biden with 22 percent support among Massachusetts Democrats surveyed, while Warren places second with 10 percent support. Taking third place is South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who came in at 8 percent.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has consistently placed second to Biden in national polls, trailed Buttigieg in the Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey, with 6 percent support.
The Free Beacon further reports, Warren Viewed Unfavorably by 46 Percent of Massachusetts Voters:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is viewed unfavorably by nearly half of voters in Massachusetts according to a new poll, an unusually high number for a lawmaker in her home state.
Warren, who has established herself as one of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, is as likely to be viewed favorably (46 percent) as unfavorably (46 percent) with the voters who know her best in the Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey. In comparison, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was viewed favorably by 69 percent of respondents, with just 15 percent viewing him unfavorably. Sixty-six percent said he should run for a third term.
The comparison to other Massachusetts politicians shows Warren with sky-high unfavorables:
Warren has a particularly problem among Massachusetts men, where she has favorable-unfavorable views similar to Trump:
Elizabeth Warren has plans, it’s just not clear that she has likability. If her home state is any measure, the more people know her, the less favorably they view her.DONATE
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