July 17, 2019
The latest Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Ca.) is virtually tied with former Vice President Joe Biden in the state of California.
Harris, the state’s current junior senator and former attorney general, has 23% support among Democratic voters in the state while Biden holds 21%, sitting just within the poll’s margin of error.
Biden has been slumping in the polls following what analysts have called his lackluster performance in the Democratic debate in which Harris grilled the former vice president for his opposition to federally mandated busing. Since the debate, Harris has soared in the polls.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac poll, said, “California Democrats catch the national wave as native daughter Kamala Harris leaps from promising contender to prominent player putting her neck with former Vice President Joseph Biden.”
California will play an integral role in the 2020 elections as it controls nearly 500 delegates in the Democratic primaries and will hold its pick in March 3, 2020 as part of a Super Tuesday blitz.
The Quinnipiac poll shows Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 18%, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) at 16%, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 3%, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 2%. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Washington Governor Jay Inslee, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro each hold 1% with all other candidates trailing at less than 1%.
– MK. II