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Elizabeth Warren has been slowly but surely eating away at Kamala Harris’ base

Elizabeth Warren Kamala HarrisAP Photo/David J. Phillip

  • Back in February, Sen. Kamala Harris was in a strong position to be one of the Democratic frontrunners after a successful campaign rollout while Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign was off to a rocky start.
  • But Harris has seen her poll numbers take a sharp nosedive over the past few months — in no small part due to Warren experiencing a meteoric rise in the polls and taking many of Harris' would-be supporters along for the ride.
  • In Morning Consult's weekly survey of Democratic primary voters, Harris and Warren were virtually tied at 14% and 13%, respectively. Warren's support has soared to 21% in the October 6 survey, but Harris' has been cut in half to just 6%.
  • The percentage of Harris supporters who would be satisfied with Warren as the nominee has increased a whopping 29 percentage points from 49% in mid-February to 78% in Insider's most recent survey.
  • Warren is now the most-liked candidate among Harris' supporters by a long shot, with 56% of Harris supporters also liking Biden, 54% liking Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and 53% being satisfied with Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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In February and March of this year, Sen. Kamala Harris was riding high. The first-term California Senator had just launched an extremely successful presidential campaign rollout, which included a huge rally of around 20,000 people in her hometown of Oakland and fawning press coverage.

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's campaign was off to a rocky start. The progressive Senator faced heavy criticism over her decision to take a DNA test after President Donald Trump spent months accusing her of lying about her Native American heritage.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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