June 30, 2019
The most recent Morning Consult Poll revealed that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) surged to double-digit support following her performance on Thursday’s Democratic debate.
In the poll, which was released on Saturday, showed that Harris had 12% support among Democratic voters, a six percent rise from the results of last week’s Morning Consult Poll.
Harris made headlines for grilling former Vice President and current Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden on his voting record and past policy decisions on civil rights, particularly in opposing a federal effort in busing to desegregate schools.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day,” said Harris to Biden on the debate stage. “That little girl was me.”
In response, Biden said Harris’s criticism was a “mischaracterization” of his views, saying the busing issue was up to the Depart of Education.
Harris’s support still trails Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by wide margins, but Morning Consult reports that Harris’s gain came at the expense of Biden, whose support dropped by 5%.
Biden received 33% support while Sanders received 19%. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) is tied with Harris at 12%.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 6% support, while Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) received 3%. Former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke and Businessman Andrew Yang each received 2%. All other candidates polled at 1% or lower.
The Morning Consult Poll was conducted between June 27 and 28 among 2,407 registered voters who were considering to vote for the Democratic primary or caucus in their state. The poll has a margin of error of 2 points.
– MK. II