Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is having a hard time standing out in a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, especially after she released the embarrassing results from her DNA test that showed she is far less Native American than the average U.S. citizen.
Warren is now one of just 18 Democratic candidates, an ever-growing crowd that has just surpassed the packed 2016 Republican nomination race now that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has thrown his hat into the ring.
But on Sunday, Warren was humiliated by some truly devastating news months after she was considered a frontrunner in the race of Democratic nomination.
According to an Emerson Polling survey, Warren is not the favorite candidate among likely Democratic primary voters in her own state of Massachusetts. In fact, she’s not even second favorite, The Hill reported.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is currently the Bay State favorite among all the likely and official candidates. He’s got 26 percent of the support.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is in second place with 23 percent, even though he hasn’t officially announced his candidacy and is being dogged by allegations of inappropriate touching.
Warren is in third with just 14 percent of her own state’s support. Ouch.
This is a concern for Warren who at this time does not have a firewall in her home state, and her rival Sanders has a strong base in the Bay State,” observed Emerson Polling director Spencer Kimball.
Some people have pointed out that President Trump still won the presidency even though he lost in his own state of New York. He captured less than 38 percent of the votes while Hillary Clinton got almost 59 percent, according to Politico.
However, Trump was running as a Republican in a state that hasn’t favored a GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan, according to the New York Times. Warren, on the other hand, is a well-known Democrat running in a state that has always voted for a Democrat presidential candidate with just two exceptions — Dwight Eisenhower and Reagan — according to 270 To Win.
The Hill noted that Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana is quickly catching up to Warren in Massachusetts. He currently has 11 percent of support and sits at fourth place.