Kamala Harris at 1% in Recent Poll
When you look at her preference among Black Democrats, she has dropped to an abysmal 1%. Biden still leads at 47 percent, Sanders has 16 percent, Warren comes in at eight percent, and even former Representative Beto O’Rourke from Texas leads Harris at two percent.
Last month, she stood in second place with 27% support from black voters, following Joe Biden. And now, even mild, second-tier O’Rourke is beating her in this demographic.
So, what happened? Why is she losing ground so quickly in a voting bloc coalition that is so very important for her to do well in? After all, she is the only African American candidate in the top tier. You would think that would count for something. And yet, it seems that very few in her community can relate to her or even like her.
Many believe White House hopeful and Representative Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is to blame for Harris’ demise. Gabbard dominated Harris in the second debates, calling her out for her the hypocrisy of her campaign. Gabbard noted that when Harris was the attorney general for California, she had thousands arrested and imprisoned on marijuana use or possession charges and also kept inmates in prison for longer than necessary to save her state money on cheaper labor for state projects.
This is all contradictory to what she is calling for now, as she says that marijuana should be legalized and that certain criminals should be released early to give them a second chance.
Gabbard stated, “It’s pathetic that when confronted with the facts and the truth about her record that she claims to be proud of, as a prosecutor and as attorney general of California, all she can do is lob cheap smears.”
She continued with, “The American people deserve better than this, especially when her whole campaign is predicated on being a champion for the people…this is all a lie, because when she was in a position to do something about it, when she was in a position to make a difference and truly be a champion for the people, she furthered and perpetuated this unfair, unjust system that harmed many black and brown people in the state of California.”
Well said, Gabbard and right on point.
Harris told CNN that an attack such as Gabbard was to be expected because of her “top tier” candidacy. However, it’s unlikely that she anticipated it having this much of a negative effect on her.
Her numbers have also dropped for women Democrats and very liberal ones, each giving her only seven percent of their support.
And they don’t seem to be going up anytime soon.
She has begun a push for gun control, as have all the other candidates, however, with the recent claims that her city of San Francisco is not much better than Baltimore, and her apparent lack of gun knowledge, she is getting little traction.