The contrast between the frenzy among Republicans in the growing field of presidential contenders and the relative malaise on the Democrat side is stark, but that may be changing very soon.
For months, Hillary Clinton, the presumed nominee for the Democrat Party, has been dragging her feet on any discernible campaign activity. Though she has been quietly adding key advisers to her campaign apparatus, she has otherwise been absent on the trail and has made only a handful of public appearances.
Insiders have predicted that her previously anticipated post-Easter announcement for president could be pushed back to as late as summer given her command in the polls. But new numbers may change all of that.
A landmark YouGov poll was released today showing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. In Iowa, Warren bests Clinton 31 to 24 while in New Hampshire she wins 30 to 27.
The poll analysis details that when “voters learn about Elizabeth Warren’s biography and issue positions, not only do a stunning 79 percent say they want her to run, but, in both states, Warren ends up leading all other potential Democratic candidates in a head-to-head ballot question.”
The result reverses a months-long polling trend in which Clinton has held a consistent 50-plus points to Warren’s meager haul in the teens. Should Team Clinton take the poll seriously, her operation may likely step up the timetable of her announcement to forestall a precipitous loss in favor among voters ahead of the primary debates.