Kamala Drops Double Digits in Latest 2020 Poll

Kamala Drops Double Digits in Latest 2020 Poll
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters after announcing her candidacy for president of the United States, at Howard University, her alma mater, in Washington on Jan. 21, 2019. (Al Drago/Getty Images)
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California Sen. Kamala Harris plummeted 12 points in CNN’s latest poll for 2020 Democratic presidential candidates among registered voters.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who remains in the lead, jumped 7 points to 29%. Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came in second at 15%, Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in third at 14%, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in fourth at 5%.

The latest CNN poll also saw a drop in the importance of nominating a presidential candidate “with a strong chance of beating [President] Donald Trump” among Democratic voters from 61% in late June to 54% in August. About 1,000 respondents participated in the poll, which had a +/- 3.7 margin of error, conducted between Aug. 15 and 18.

There was an increase in the importance of nominating a presidential candidate “who shares … positions on major issues” with Democratic voters from 30% in late June to 39% in August.

Harris saw her support more than double from 8% to 17% in a June 28-30 CNN poll following the Democratic primary debates in Miami on June 26.

Some 41% of Democratic voters who watched the debates thought Harris had the best performance on stage, while only 10% thought Biden had the best performance, according to the June poll.

An Aug. 6 Quinnipiac University poll published after the second round of Democratic presidential debates in Detroit also shows Harris plummeting to 7%.

“Biden survives, Warren thrives and Harris dives as debate number two shakes up the primary,” Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University Poll Tim Malloy said in a press release. “Sen. Kamala Harris, whose [20%] score put her neck-and-neck with Biden in a Quinnipiac University poll July 2 after the first debate, is now a distant fourth with [7%].”

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Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) former tech executive Andrew Yang, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami, Florida on June 27, 2019. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Audrey Conklin

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