The first Democratic debates are tonight and tomorrow, and the media is already dropping not-so-subtle hints about who will win the debates. Get ready for multiple reports about Elizabeth Warren’s impressive performance.

They began laying the groundwork for this on Monday.

NBC News published a story about a new poll from MoveOn which shows a “big” lead for Warren:

Elizabeth Warren jumps out to a big lead in MoveOn poll

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders top a new straw poll from the progressive group, illuminating how the packed field of candidates is coming into focus for more left-leaning Democratic voters just before the first debate of the 2020 cycle.

The poll, released Tuesday and first reported by NBC News, shows Warren is the top choice of 38 percent of MoveOn’s members nationwide — and the top choice of voters surveyed in the early-voting states of California, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

Sanders comes in second nationwide — 17 percent say he’s their first choice — trailing Warren by more than 20 points. Former Vice President Joe Biden (15 percent) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana (12 percent), are the only other candidates to earn double-digit support; Sen. Kamala Harris of California comes in with 7 percent.

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Warren released yet another sweeping proposal this week and her fans at the Boston Globe ate it up:

7 ways Elizabeth Warren’s new plan would change how our elections work

Since entering the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Elizabeth Warren has looked to stand out from the crowded field with a constant stream of policy proposals she says she would pursue, if elected.

The subject of Warren’s latest plan: The election system itself.

The Massachusetts senator unveiled a proposal Tuesday to make sweeping changes to the way federal elections are run in the United States, from registering voters to counting ballots, and creating new national standards for what is currently a highly decentralized system. The plan comes after years of Republican-led attempts to limit voting rights and lingering questions about the system’s vulnerabilities.

“Our democracy is too important for it to be under-resourced and insecure,” Warren wrote in a Medium post published Tuesday morning. “We need to do everything we can to make sure our elections are convenient, professional, and secure — and we should be willing to pay for it.”

The New York Times actually published an article on Monday about Elizabeth Warren’s superior debating qualities way back when she was in high school:

How Elizabeth Warren Learned to Fight

It was 1962 in Oklahoma City and Liz Herring, a new student at Northwest Classen High School, was feeling insecure. She was good at school, had skipped a grade, and now, as a skinny freshman with glasses and crooked teeth who had grown up in a town south of the capital, she was hungry to fit in.

She joined the Cygnet Pep Club to show her school spirit and the Courtesy Club to help visitors find their way around the school. She became a member of the Announcers Club, reading messages over the school’s central sound system. But it was the debate club where she really found herself. At a time when Home Ec and preparing for marriage were priorities for young women, debate was a place where they could compete on equal ground…

Mr. Pryor still recalls that even among good high school debaters, there was something different about his teammate Liz. “She wanted to be the best,” he said last month. “She wanted it more than I did. She wanted it more than anybody did.”…

Her ferocious command of details on a debate stage once earned her a college scholarship. Now she is deploying that skill in town halls across the country and on Wednesday in the Democratic National Committee’s first debate for the 2020 election.

If you think that sounds like a slobber-fest, just wait until the first debates are over.


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