The Massachusetts Democratic Senator had a good debate last week…
She has steadily climbed in the polls…
She seems to be picking off some Bernie Sanders supporters…
She STILL falls behind Joe Bide 2-1 among Democrats…
She still has little black Democratic support and unlike Biden?
In national polling…
She runs neck and neck with Donald Trump….
Joe Biden beats Trump by a little more than 8% points…..
While Warren has unveiled a string of policy proposals and made headlines for running a solid and consistent campaign, some Democrats say she hasn’t figured out a way to prove she can take on Trump and win over centrist Democrats, independents and even disenfranchised Republicans in a general election.
One strategist who is neutral in the race argued that part of the problem comes down to the one possible mistake Warren made ahead of the race: her decision to take a DNA test after President Trump repeatedly mocked her for her claim that she was Native American.
“Everyone remembers how she played right into his hands,” the strategist said. “I think a lot of people look at the moment and say she can’t go up against Trump because she’s not electable even if she is a damn good candidate.”
Trump has continued to attack Warren over the issue, referring to her as “Pocahontas” on Thursday during a rally in Cincinnati.
“She said she was Indian and I said that I have more Indian blood than she does, and I have none. I’m sorry,” Trump said. “And we drove her crazy and that’s a good thing. Not a bad thing.”
Others suggest Warren is suffering from Democratic memories over past presidential candidates.
She is a former Harvard professor and a politician representing Massachusetts, the same state that failed presidential candidates John Kerryand Michael Dukakis represented.
She is also one of five women running for president the cycle after 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost in an upset to Trump.
This has raised a new round of questions about whether a woman can be elected president in the United States. It’s a question that is often asked in terms of electability, or whether Warren or other women in the race can win over certain male voters.
“There’s this perception that Hillary Clinton, for whatever reason, couldn’t attract white working class men in particular,” one Democratic strategist said. “I think a lot of people see Elizabeth Warren falling into that same category.” ….