Sen. Kamala Harris has dropped out of the race for president.
Harris’s supporters love Elizabeth Warren. In fact, they like the Massachusetts senator 14 percentage points more than do typical Democratic voters.
They also disproportionately like Sen. Cory Booker.
California is an enormously consequential primary, with more than 10% of all Democratic delegates coming from the Golden State.
Harris polls well in New England as well, home to several other important primaries. She also does great among women, and will be a highly sought-after endorsement as the race continues.
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Sen. Kamala Harris of California dropped out of the Democratic race, and as by far the most popular candidate to exit the race to date, this may have enormous consequences for the remaining candidates.
Though Harris’ topline numbers have been modest — the junior senator from the most populous state in the union is currently polling at about 5% according to Morning Consult— she still has amassed a sizeable following.
Insider has been polling the 2020 primary since last December, focusing not on which single candidate a person would vote for if the election were held today but rather which of the candidates are seen as satisfactory to portions of the electorate. This lets us observe the overlaps and the trends in people vying for the same voters. You can download all polls down to the respondent-level data here.
Harris’ exit will have larger fallout than merely where the 5% of people who’d vote for her today will go. Here’s who stands to gain.
Harris’ supporters love Elizabeth Warren
We look specifically at the seven polls we’ve conducted since the final week of September.
Of 2,981 respondents who said they were registered to vote and would likely participate in the Democratic primary, 67% were familiar with Harris and of those, 41% would have been satisfied in the event she became the nominee. That’s 829 respondents, and their preferences stand out compared to a typical Democrat.
Fully 77% of Democratic voters who’d be happy with a Harris win were also happy with an Elizabeth Warren win. That’s 13 percentage points higher than Warren’s performance overall. Warren has arguably been eating into Harris’ base all autumn.
Among the other two candidates at the head of the pack, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 64% of Harris fans are satisfied with a Biden nomination (10 percentage points higher than the former Veep’s performance overall) and 58% are happy with Sanders (just 3 percentage points higher than his performance overall).
Looking at the other contenders, just one other candidate is worth remarking on: 46% of Harris fans like Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, 12 percentage points higher than his performance overall. The two senators have a substantial overlap, and both have struggled to break into the top tier. For a candidate that’s been struggling to capitalize on broad popularity, this could be Booker’s best opportunity to seize a portion of …read more
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