- Many viewers of the Democratic Primary debate were taken by Kamala Harris, the Senator from California.
- Since the debate was aired, interest in Harris has grown quickly.
- Harris and Joe Biden are now tied in the eyes of the public.
NEW YORK – Former Vice President Joe Biden is no longer perched atop the list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential election. Enter Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
Harris did extremely well during the first Democratic presidential primary debate. So well in fact, that the people want to hear more about what she has to say if she were to take office.
Since May, Harris has had a 9% jump in the polls, the highest of any other candidate. It was her performance at the debate that led her numbers to rise exponentially.
Not only did Harris let the world know her plans for the USA but she also made a reference to comments that Joe Biden said during a small gathering in New York about two segregationists he admired. Bringing that to the national stage may have helped in her uprising and Biden’s decline.
“It is personal and it was actually very hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputation and career on the segregation of race in this country,” said Harris.
Kamala’s Rise To The Top
When it came to the issue of immigration and those that are seeking asylum, Harris said to the crowd’s delight,
“I will immediately put in place a meaningful process for reviewing the cases for asylum, and release children from cages, and get rid of the private detention centers, and ensure that this microphone that the president of the United States holds in her hand is used in a way that is about reflecting the values of our country and not about locking children up.”
Among a telephone poll that was taken by CNN of over 1,613 Democrat adult voters, Kamala Harris held 17% while Joe Biden came in at 22%. Biden dropped by a margin of 10%. Senator Elizabeth Warren was the only other candidate to have a rise in her polling numbers, having an increase of 8% with a total of 15%, just 2% under Harris.
Currently, Harris tops the charts in terms of odds of winning a spot on the ballot for the 2020 Presidency. While she and Joe Biden share the same odds, Harris outranks him as her numbers continue to climb. Both have odds of +275 to win the Democratic spot for the presidential election.